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Louis Armstrong Birthday

Louis Armstrong, byname Satchmo (a truncation of “Satchel Mouth”), (born August 4, 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. — died on July 6, 1971, New York, New York), the leading trumpeter and quite possibly of the most influential artists in jazz history.

Louis Armstrong Early life and career

Louis Armstrong grew up poor in a single-parent household. He was 13 when he celebrated the New Year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that had a place with the ongoing man in his mom’s life.

At the Colored Waifs Home for Boys, Louis Armstrong learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the home’s brass band. They played at socials, picnics, and funerals for a little charge. At 18 he found a new line of work in the Kid Ory Band in New Orleans.
After four years, in 1922, he went to Chicago, where he played the second coronet in the Creole Jazz Band. He made his first recordings with that band in 1923.

In 1929, Louis Armstrong showed up on Broadway in “Hot Chocolates”, in which he presented Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’, his first popular song hit. He made a tour of Europe in 1932. During a command performance for King George V, he forgot he had been told that performers were not to refer to members of the royal family while playing for them.

Just before picking up his trumpet for a really hot number, he announced: “Armstrong progressed quickly: he played in marching and jazz bands, becoming skillful enough to replace Oliver in the significant Kid Ory band around 1918, and in the mid-1920s he played in Mississippi riverboat dance bands.

On June 14, 1914, Louis Armstrong went to live with his dad and his stepmother, Gertrude. He remained in the household for quite a long time until Gertrude gave birth to a daughter. Armstrong felt he wasn’t invited into the family, so he got back to his mom. There he got a new line of work at a dancehall owned by Henry Ponce.

Louis Armstrong played in brass bands before very long. In 1918, he traveled with the band of Fate Marable. Louis portrayed his time with the Marable as “going to university” since it gave him experience in working with composed courses of action. By the 1950s, Louis was a notable icon who had built an international audience.

King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band

Fame beckoned in 1922 when Oliver, then, then leading a band in Chicago, sent for Armstrong to play the second cornet. Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band was the apex of the early, contrapuntal New Orleans ensemble style, and it included extraordinary artists, for example, the brothers Johnny and Baby Dodds and piano player Lil Hardin, who married Armstrong in 1924.

The young Louis Armstrong became famous through his ingenious ensemble lead and second cornet lines, his cornet duet passages (called “breaks”) with Oliver, and his solos. He recorded his most memorable solos as an individual from the Oliver band in such pieces as “Chimes Blues” and “Tears,” which Lil and Louis Armstrong composed.

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