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Louis Armstrong (1901–1971)

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Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is considered one of the most innovative American jazz trumpeters of his era and one of the great ambassadors of American jazz. Armstrong began his career in New Orleans, where, as a young boy, he was a street singer and learned to play the trumpet. In 1922 he moved to vis mere Chicago and joined the jazz orchestra of Joe "King" Oliver. He quickly became noted for his improvisational style and raised the importance of solo performances in jazz. By the late 1920s, Armstrong led his own jazz ensemble, called the Louis Armstrong Hot Five, which later became the Hot Seven. As he gained in popularity, Armstrong made numerous recordings and performed around the world. He had a number of hit records, including "Hello, Dolly" and "Mack the Knife." He also appeared in Broadway shows and in films. His raspy baritone voice and brilliant trumpet playing combined to make an unforgettable musical sound. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: World Telegram & Sun photo, 1953 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-127236)


Værker af Louis Armstrong

Mit liv i New Orleans (1953) 267 eksemplarer
Ella and Louis [sound recording] (1976) 33 eksemplarer
Swing That Music (1993) 30 eksemplarer
What a Wonderful World (1988) 28 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong. (1994) 26 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (1985) 23 eksemplarer
Hello, Dolly! [sound recording] (1964) 15 eksemplarer
The Essential Louis Armstrong (2004) 11 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong Greatest Hits (1996) 9 eksemplarer
Ella and Louis Again (2011) 8 eksemplarer
Silver Collection (1957) 8 eksemplarer
Compact Jazz (1990) 7 eksemplarer
Satch Plays Fats 7 eksemplarer
The Hot Fives: Volume I (1927) 7 eksemplarer
All Time Greatest Hits (2017) 7 eksemplarer
Stardust 5 eksemplarer
Ella & Louis Together (2005) 5 eksemplarer
What A Wonderful Christmas (1997) 5 eksemplarer
Best of Decca Years 1 4 eksemplarer
The Very Best of Louis Armstrong (2010) 4 eksemplarer
On the Road (1992) 4 eksemplarer
Jazz on a Summer's Day 4 eksemplarer
Eyes Wide Open 3 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong: Satchmo (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Gold Collection 3 eksemplarer
Super hits 3 eksemplarer
Very Best of Louis (1998) 3 eksemplarer
Guvnor 3 eksemplarer
Love Songs (2000) 3 eksemplarer
Ella And Louis [LP] 3 eksemplarer
Ain't Misbehavin 2 eksemplarer
Golden Hits (1996) 2 eksemplarer
Armstrong of New Orleans (1990) 2 eksemplarer
Best of the Best 2 eksemplarer
Sings The Blues 2 eksemplarer
La Vie en Rose 2 eksemplarer
Very Best of (1998) 2 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Collection 2 eksemplarer
Satchmo the Great (1957) 2 eksemplarer
Jazz Collection 2 eksemplarer
A Kiss to Build a Dream On (1998) 2 eksemplarer
West End Blues 2 eksemplarer
Hotter Than That (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Jeepers creepers 2 eksemplarer
Centennial Anthology 2 eksemplarer
Originals (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Louis & the Good Book (1992) 2 eksemplarer
I Got Rhythm 2 eksemplarer
When You're Smiling 2 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong Gold 2 eksemplarer
Just Jazz — Artist — 2 eksemplarer
Ultimate Collection 1 eksemplar
Jazz Biography Series (2004) 1 eksemplar
His Early Hits 1 eksemplar
A Big Band Holiday (2007) 1 eksemplar
Satch Plays Fats (2000) 1 eksemplar
Big Band Bash 1 eksemplar
Reflections 1 eksemplar
Jodie Man 1 eksemplar
Satch Blows The Blues (2002) 1 eksemplar
Dinah / Tiger Rag 1 eksemplar
Lo mejor (2007) 1 eksemplar
1949 - 1950. CD 1 eksemplar
Classic Armstrong 1 eksemplar
Together 1 eksemplar
Jazz Hot 1 eksemplar
Platinum & Gold Collection (2003) 1 eksemplar
Best Live Concert, Vol. 2 (2001) 1 eksemplar
Armstrong Louis Essential (1994) 1 eksemplar
King Louis 1 eksemplar
The early '60s 1 eksemplar
Laughin' Louie 1 eksemplar
Pops 1 eksemplar
High Profile 1 eksemplar
R&B Christmas 1 eksemplar
Gold [2 CD] 1 eksemplar
I will wait for you 1 eksemplar
Snake Rag 1 eksemplar
Musical Autobiography 2 (2000) 1 eksemplar
Sentimental Journey 1922-1972 — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
California Concerts 1 eksemplar
Bing & Satchmo 1 eksemplar
Singin' n' Playin' 1 eksemplar
Satchmo's hits 1 eksemplar
Hot Fives, Vol. 1 1 eksemplar
Best of Christmas 1 eksemplar
the magic duets 1 eksemplar
Jazz on a Summers Day (2001) 1 eksemplar
You Rascal You 1 eksemplar
Original Album Classics (2010) 1 eksemplar
Les Annees De Gloire (2001) 1 eksemplar
Ambassador Satch 1 eksemplar
Satchmo's Greatest (1993) 1 eksemplar
Louis Armstrong (2005) 1 eksemplar
Hot Fives & Sevens (1983) 1 eksemplar
The great reunion 1 eksemplar
Louis For Lovers (2003) 1 eksemplar
Hot Fives & Hot Sevens (1999) 1 eksemplar
Classics 1931-1932 1 eksemplar
Satchmo Rar Pickwick Uk 1987 (1987) 1 eksemplar
16 Most Requested Songs (1994) 1 eksemplar
Urban Sprawl & All That Jazz (1965) 1 eksemplar
The ABC Collection 1 eksemplar
Sound sensation 1 eksemplar
Forever Gold 1 eksemplar
Greatest 1 eksemplar
Creole Jazz 1 eksemplar
This Is Louis (1998) 1 eksemplar
Best Of 1 eksemplar
Essential Satchmo (1992) 1 eksemplar
I love jazz 1 eksemplar
Satch play fats 1 eksemplar
St.Louis Blues 1 eksemplar
Tiger Rag 1 eksemplar
All of Me 1 eksemplar
The Lonesome Road 1 eksemplar
Georgia on My Mind 1 eksemplar
Jackson Pollock: Jazz (1999) 1 eksemplar
Real Louis Armstrong (2012) 1 eksemplar
Fireworks (2002) 1 eksemplar
Same 1 eksemplar
The Collection (2007) 1 eksemplar
Stars in Las Vegas (2004) 1 eksemplar
Louis & the Angels 1 eksemplar
Satchmo Sings 1 eksemplar
I Double Dare You 1 eksemplar
Weather Bird 1 eksemplar
S.O.L. Blues 1 eksemplar
Back in N.Y. 1 eksemplar
Satchmo's Classic Vocals (1996) 1 eksemplar
I Still Get Jealous 1 eksemplar
Sittin' in the Sun 1 eksemplar
Chloe 1 eksemplar
The Dummy Song 1 eksemplar
Skokiaan 1 eksemplar
Gone Fishin' 1 eksemplar
Kiss of Fire 1 eksemplar
Historic Collection (2005) 1 eksemplar
Master of Jazz (2006) 1 eksemplar
Male Jazz Singers 1 eksemplar
St. Louis Blues 1 eksemplar
Golden greats 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Hello, Dolly! [1969 film] (1969) — Actor — 209 eksemplarer
High Society [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 161 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong: An American Genius (1983) — Associated Name — 137 eksemplarer
Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
The Best of Ken Burns' Jazz [sound recording] (1992) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Porgy & Bess / Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (1957) — Artist, nogle udgaver37 eksemplarer
Cabin in the Sky [1943 film] (2006) — Actor — 31 eksemplarer
Hello, Dolly! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) — Performer — 26 eksemplarer
That's Entertainment, Part 2 [1976 film] (1976) — Actor — 24 eksemplarer
The Five Pennies [1959 film] (2004) — Actor — 20 eksemplarer
High Society [Original Soundtrack] (2007) 19 eksemplarer
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3 (US) (2006) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 2 (US) (2003) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
The Best of James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection (2012) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
A Song is Born [1948 film] (1948) 9 eksemplarer
WALL-E: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008) — Preformer — 7 eksemplarer
Music to Watch Girls By [1999 album] (1999) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
A Man Called Adam [DVD] (2021) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Pennies from Heaven [1936 film] (1936) 5 eksemplarer
Classic Duets (2002) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years: 4 Films (2013) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
Louis Armstrong (2 CD Audio) — Associated Name — 1 eksemplar
The Essential Kenny G — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
60 Number One Hits of the '60s Volume 2 [2000 album] (2000) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Early Years 1 eksemplar
Betty Boop: 23 Classic Cartoons — Actor — 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Kanonisk navn
Armstrong, Louis
Juridisk navn
Armstrong, Louis Daniel
Andre navne
Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Corona, Queens, New York, USA
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Kort biografi
Né à la Nouvelle Orléans, le 4 juillet 1900, Louis Daniel Armstrong, Pops ou Satchmo pour les jazzfans, est le premier grand personnage du jazz. Du style de ses débuts, celui des musiciens de sa ville, il s’échappa rapidement pour créer, tout en conservant les éléments fondamentaux, une manière d'un génial équilibre qui influença tous les solistes du jazz, quel que soit leur instrument. Les boppers et leurs continuateurs lui doivent encore quelque chose. Sans lui le jazz ne serait pas aujourd’hui une musique universelle. Louis Armstrong devint, dès les premières années trente, une vedette populaire. Il sut le rester jusqu’à sa mort, survenue le 6 juillet 1971. Trompettiste à la sonorité ample, brillante et pure, Armstrong chantait aussi admirablement, avec une voix rocailleuse et voilée qui heurtait les auditeurs non initiés mais communiquait une profonde émotion. (Guide Akaï du disque 1983 : Disques jazz blues pop rock, pp. 16-17)



Flash-mob: Louis Armstrong i Legacy Libraries (juni 2016)


This was fascinating, both as an autobiography and as uniquely filtered socio-economic essay of New Orleans circa 1900-1921, encompassing the 21 years that Louis Armstrong spent growing up in the city.

The first thing you notice is that this doesn't appear to have been edited in any way - not for grammar, not for consistency, and certainly not for "political correctness." Louis tells his story in his own words, stream of conscious-style, through the lens of the morals and ethics he learned growing up in the seediest neighborhoods of New Orleans. His casual acceptance of such things as institutionalized racism (cops who would knock blacks in the head with their "licorice sticks" if they were foolish enough to talk back), domestic violence (which went both ways - in Louis's world, the women were as dangerous as the men), prostitution (his mother and his first wife were working girls; he himself "ran" a girl for a while), and abject poverty (scavenging through trash for food and things to sell) are as important a part of the story as events he is retelling.

The story also provides some fascinating insights into New Orleans culture at the time, from the institutionalized vice of Storyville (deliberately maintained by the city as a profit center) to the seedy honky-tonks that serviced levee workers, pimps, and whores; from the railroad tracks where his mom harvested herbs to combat TB and lockjaw (tetanus being a constant presence in a neighborhood where no one could afford shoes), to the turpentine factories that ripped away the linings of workers' lungs; from the "Colored Waifs Home" where Louis was incarcerated (no trial, no conviction - just an indefinite sentence until such time as his family could manage to round up a white person to vouch for him), to the endless stream of funerals, picnics, balls, and street parades that gave birth to a generation of brilliant jazz musicians.

Seriously, if you're interested in learning more about the life of Louis Armstrong, this should be included in your "must read" pile. While this self-serving autobiography almost surely sugar-coats or omits all manner of traumas, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear Louis tell his story in his own words, though his own chosen filters.
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Dorritt | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2024 |

Reconhecimento, admiração e fama sempre efervescente acompanharam Louis Armstrong desde os vinte anos. Seu status de superstar era totalmente merecido, embora dificilmente suportável no dia-a-dia. O Orfeu moderno não precisava ser dilacerado pelas harpias.

Estas que eram batizadas com novos nomes na era moderna: fãs amontoadas na entrada e saída de cada clube; jornalistas, fotógrafos, caçadores de autógrafos, curiosos profissionais ou amadores, anfitriões de “amigos e parentes” que exigiam ajuda financeira e favores, chantagistas, psicopatas e até conspiradores.

Assim, o charmoso e afável Satchmo não teve escolha a não ser erguer um muro de secretárias e recorrer ao poderoso bíceps de um guarda-costas para se defender da própria popularidade e conseguir trabalhar em paz… aos olhos da maioria, isso tornava o indivíduo mais azedo; o mundo descobre e usa isso contra ele. Seus velhos amigos, aqueles que ainda se lembram do ídolo de outrora, acham totalmente imperdoável.

Eles balançam a cabeça tristemente e dizem: “o cara está cheio de si, subiu à cabeça dele”, em suma, a mesma velha história. Não posso deixar de pensar que Armstrong escreveu (ou melhor, ditou) suas memórias com os olhos voltados para todas essas pessoas e com a firme intenção de abrandá-las e bajulá-las. “Ei pessoal, escutem”, parece dizer desde a primeira página, “todos os que vivem em Nova Orleans, negros ou brancos, vivos ou mortos, eu nunca perdi a cabeça, nunca me esqueci de vocês: leiam e divirtam-se com estas boas palavras que guardei para cada um, embora no fundo saibam que não são verdadeiras. E para a maioria de vocês, meus amigos músicos para quem as coisas nem sempre correram bem, não só lembrarei seus nomes e apelidos, mas também prestarei uma solene homenagem aos seus dons musicais, às vezes até superiores aos meus, e digo que se eu sei alguma coisa, certamente aprendi com vocês. Tive apenas mais sorte, embora às vezes isso também seja um incômodo para mim; por isso peço humildemente o vosso perdão...”

Este é o tom de suas memórias.

Nobre e comovente.
Sincero? Não sejamos mesquinhos. Procurar sinceridade em um livro de memórias é sem sentido. Seria melhor perguntar qual visão de si e do mundo o autor escolheu representar — já que sempre há espaço para escolha.

Por exemplo, você poderia pegar sua caneta e não ter uma única palavra boa para falar sobre ninguém. É mais comum do que pensamos; mas dificilmente transforma-se em livros.
— Projeto Tradução Wislawa… (mere)
RolandoSMedeiros | 5 andre anmeldelser | Aug 1, 2023 |
Biografia colorita e "picaresca", che si ferma alla prima parte di vita di Armstrong e di fatto non ne tocca la musica. Offre al più qualche aneddoto sui alcuni musicisti dell'epoca.
d.v. | 5 andre anmeldelser | May 16, 2023 |
Petites Formations
1-1 The St. Louis Blues 3:03
1-2 Heebie Jeebies 3:01
1-3 Cornet Shop Suey 3:05
1-4 Willie The Weeper 3:13
1-5 Potato Head Blues 3:02
1-6 Struttin With Some Barbecue 3:03
1-7 Hotter That Than 3:03
1-8 Savoy Blues 3:28
1-9 West End blues 3:16
1-10 Basin Street Blues 3:17
1-11 Weather Bird 2:42
1-12 Muggles 2:44
1-13 St. James Infirmary 3:21
1-14 Tight Like This 3:22
1-15 Knockin A Jug 3:26
1-16 Darling Nelly Gray 2:39
1-17 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 3:10
1-18 Perdido Street Blues 3:02
Grandes Formations
2-1 I Can T Give You Anything But Love 3:33
2-2 Mahogany Hall Stomp 3:24
2-3 Ain't Misbehavin 3:22
2-4 When You're Smiling 3:26
2-5 St. Louis Blues 3:00
2-6 I'm A Ding Dong Daddy 3:05
2-7 Sweethearts On Parade 3:16
2-8 Shine 3:14
2-9 Chinatown My Chinatown 3:12
2-10 Star Dust 3:30
2-11 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 2:55
2-12 Lawd You Made The Night Too Long 3:18
2-13 Mahogany Hall Stomp 2:33
2-14 I've Got My Fingers Crossed 2:28
2-15 Thanks A Million 2:35
2-16 Swing That Music 2:49
2-17 Struttin With Some Barbecue 2:55
2-18 I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:53
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carptrash | Mar 22, 2023 |


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