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    Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong “My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn…” (Louis Armstrong). He possessed no formal teaching and yet he broke all barriers when it came to music. Louis Armstrong remains one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. He not only revolutionized the sound of jazz with his embellished, improvisational solos and “scat” singing, but also his humble personality and charismatic presence won him the hearts of millions. Often known as Pops, or Satchmo, Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in a “ramshackle house” in a rough district of New Orleans known as the Battlefields (Giddins 45). Armstrong however, enjoyed claiming that he was a child of the American Independence, being born…

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    about when Louis Armstrong was born. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans,Loiusiana in a section so poor that it was nicknamed the Battlefield. Louis Armstrong had a difficult childhood, his father was a factory worker and abandoned the family soon after Louis’s birth, his ,other often turned to prostitution, She left him with his grandmother.Amrstrong was obligated to leave school in the fifth grade to begin working. Contributions: So after all after Armstrong had to leave…

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    the case of Louis Armstrong, he overcame the struggles of poverty and racism to become one of the most legendary jazz musicians. Coming from a bad neighborhood and low income did not stop Louis Armstrong from accomplishing his one passion. His talent brought him to the top of the jazz world. Due to his strong will and outstanding talents, Louis Armstrong rose through the challenges life threw at him and grew up to become a role model and inspiration to others. Louis Armstrong was born August…

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    Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong once said, “Music’s my language. One of those trips over the world, maybe the musicians can’t speak with you, but play ‘Struttin’ with Some Barbecue’ and they’ll know their parts and chime right in.” (UXL Biographies) What Louis Armstrong means is that no matter what language a person speaks, music is universal. For a young man who grew up with, at the very least, a spotty education—this fact is important for Louis Armstrong. What he may have lacked in formal…

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    The Success of an Artist A little fact about Louis Armstrong was he got arrested at age 11 because he fired his stepfather’s pistol for a New Year’s celebration where in prison he developed his passion of jazz.(Top 10 Facts) He was born on August 4, 1901 which he came from a poor family in New Orleans which he spent his childhood in poverty. Armstrong started to love music when he was in prison and he was considered one of the most influential artists in Jazz history.(Biography) Louis…

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    Louis Armstrong was a man of many things. Though he was mainly known for his music as a singer and trumpeter, he also was a film star and comedian. Before I get into all the achievements that he had accomplished in his life time let’s start at the beginning. Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4th, 1901. He was the son of Willie Armstrong and Mary Ann Armstrong and a sibling to Beatrice Armstrong Collins (sister). He lived with his family in an area nicknamed “The…

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    Louis Armstrong Influence

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    Louis Armstrong, he was a very important artist during his time. He is is now like a symbol of the music. He start to play when he was very young. As in Source 6 says “at the age of eleven, Armstrong began to develop interest in music,.. Joe “King” Oliver, invite him and moved to Chicago”(Source 6-1) he starts to show interest for music in an early age and when Oliver invited him to go and play with him he accepted and there is where his career started. Armstrong technically changed the way…

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    Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong was inducted into the Grammy and Rock n Roll Halls of Fame, earned a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood, and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Louis contributed many important innovations, including improvisation of both lyrics and melodies. Nicknamed ‘Satchmo’ for his large, satchel mouth, he remains a gem in the crown of New Orleans musicians. A jazz festival is held every year in his city, in his name, and he has an entire park dedicated to…

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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…

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    Louis Daniel Armstrong, or as others more commonly call him, Satchmo the Great. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901. However, he told people he was born on July 4th, 1900 to sound even cooler. He was raised by his mother, Mayann, and lived in a poor small apartment in New Orleans with her and his sister, Beatrice. Growing up, his mother often went to dances. Louis and his sister would often peek through the door to watch everyone dance, so he practically grew up listening to the Blues…

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