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LOUIS ARMSTRONG

Louis Daniel Armstrong “Satchmo” (Satchel Mouth)
Trumpeter, Vocalist
(1901-1971)

Louis Armstrong is synonymous with jazz. One of its first proponents and shapers, his technical superiority, spontaneity, and creativity gave life to the music and influenced everyone that came after him. He grew up in New Orleans where he learned to play cornet in reform school and absorbed all of the music around him in the port city. He played around New Orleans in several bands and joined “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1922. In 1925 he recorded his famous Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions.

By 1929 Armstrong was a big star, touring the U.S. and the continent with his bands. His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing. He appeared on Broadway in Swingin’ the Dream (1938) where he and Maxine Sullivan introduced “Darn that Dream.” In 1947, as public tastes in music changed, his big band was disbanded and the small group, Louis Armstrong Allstars, was formed and toured the world for 20 years, earning “Pops” the honorary title of “America’s Ambassador”.

Armstrong was a frequent guest on TV specials and made two dozen films, one of his most charming with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, High Society (1956).

-- Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
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Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Heebie Jeebies (1925-1930) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 1) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120541
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: I've Got The World On A String (1930-1933) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 2) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120609
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Jeepers Creepers (1938-1939) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 5) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120815
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Live in '59 (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JILA
Jazz DVD
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Live in Australia (1964) (NTSC) EuroArts
2056838
Jazz DVD
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Rhythm Saved The World (1934-1936) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 3) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120676
Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Satchel Mouth Swing (1936-1938) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 4) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120735
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Sing It, Satchmo (1945-1955) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 8) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120818
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: Stop Playing Those Blues (1946-1947) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 7) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120817
Jazz
ARMSTRONG, Louis: You Rascal, You (1939-1941) (Louis Armstrong, Vol. 6) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120816
Jazz
FITZGERALD, Ella: Ella And Company (1943-1951) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120765
Jazz
GIANTS OF JAZZ Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120756-57
Jazz
HARLEM ROOTS, Vol. 2 - The Headliners (NTSC) Storyville Films
26001
Jazz DVD
HINES, Earl: The Earl (1928-1941) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120581
Jazz
HOLIDAY, Billie: You're My Thrill (1944-1949) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120750
Jazz
JAZZ FOR YOU - CHILL WITH FITZGERALD (1936-1952) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120893
Jazz
JAZZ ICONS SERIES 1 BOX SET (NTSC) TDKDVD
DVWW-JIBOX
Jazz DVD
JAZZ LEGENDS - Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Glenn Miller Naxos Jazz Legends
8.102002
Jazz
Jazzin Legeanat - 60 kaikkien aikojen klassikkoa Naxos Jazz Legends
8.103014
Jazz
LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND FRIENDS (NTSC) Storyville Films
26014
Jazz DVD
MILLS BROTHERS: Swing Is The Thing (1934-1938) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120680
Nostalgia
OLIVER, Joe King: Oh, Play That Thing! (1923) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120666
Jazz
PLAY YOUR OWN THING (NTSC) EuroArts
2055748
Jazz DVD
TEAGARDEN, Jack: Texas Tea Party (1933-1950) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120585
Jazz
ULTIMATE VOCAL COLLECTION (THE) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120863-64
Nostalgia
WEILL: Mack The Knife - Songs of Kurt Weill (1929-1956) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120831
Opera





 
 




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