Essay about The Legacy Of Louis Armstrong

1740 Words Jan 31st, 2016 7 Pages
Louis Armstrong is deemed as one of the most influential artists in Jazz History. In fact, some of his well-known songs, like “What a Wonderful World” and “La Vie En Rose”, are still popular today. The reason we chose Armstrong for our project is because we were interested in how he became such a famous person back in his day. Louis Armstrong’s rise in fame occurred in the 1920s, when jazz was first introduced into the music universe. The Jazz Era had emerged after the Great Depression as a way for citizens to entertain themselves. Louis was nicknamed “Satchmo”, “Pops”, and later “Ambassador Satch”. “Satchmo” was given to him from “Satchelmouth”, which referred to the size of his lips. “Pops” came from his inability to remember people’s names, calling them “pops”. Louis liked to pronounce his name as“Lewis”, but in a song he had pronounced it as “Louie”, and so it stuck amongst his fans and the relative mass. When he he reached the peak of his music career, in his live performances, he would scat and continue to perform his best hits. On average, he would perform 300 concerts a year. In our project, we will be discussing his life, music career, and his successes. Louis Armstrong’s life was very amusing even though he had a very difficult childhood. He was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana in a poverty-stricken section labelled “The Battlefield”. Armstrong’s father, William Armstrong, was a factory worker who had left their family after Louis’ birth.…

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