Essay about The Music Legend Of Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong is a renowned musician who pushed the boundaries of the jazz genre and who is known for his trumpet playing, scat singing and his huge smile. By the mid-1960s Louis Armstrong was a music legend due to his popularity in American jazz since the 1920s. Jeffrey Ross Hyman, more commonly known by his stage name Joey Ramone, was the lead vocalist of the punk rock band The Ramones. His image, voice and tenure as the lead singer made him a counterculture icon. When the band split up he released his solo album Don’t Worry About Me, which featured the single “What a Wonderful World,” a cover of Armstrong’s song.
Armstrong lived a rough life but used his musical talents to socially transgress. As Armstrong’s career progressed he was widely regarded as an influential singer of music in general and he was one of the first African American singers whose skin color was secondary to his talent. Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” was released in 1967 and was intended to counteract the rising racial and political unrest in America, along with the Vietnam War. This song creates of cheerful and vivid happiness and gives off a hopeful and optimistic tone regarding the future. Because Armstrong appealed to all races hopes were high that his singing a tune of such positivity would make a difference.
Armstrong sang this song with a gravelly-voice that was very touching with a slow-tempo ballad. The song is written in 4/4 time, a relatively slow song. In the album that “What…

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