Louis Armstrong

Style: blues, classic pop, jazz

    Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeteer (trumpet, cornet, vocals), born 4 August 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, and died 6 July 1971 in Corona, Queens, New York City, New York, United States.

    Through his clear, warm sound, unbelievable sense of swing, perfect grasp of harmony, and supremely intelligent and melodic improvisations, he taught us all to play jazz. —Wynton Marsalis

    By 1926 Louis Armstrong’s distinctive style of singing, known as “scat catches”, spread to other jazz musicians.

    In 1930, one year after recording “Muggles” (a song about marijuana), Louis Armstrong was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of a single marijuana cigarette and was jailed for 10 days until he agreed to leave the state of California and not return for two years.

    You can’t play nothing on modern trumpet that doesn’t come from him, not even modern shit. I can’t even remember a time when he sounded bad playing the trumpet. Never. Not even one time. He had great feeling up in his playing and he always played on the beat. I just loved the way he played and sang.
Miles Davis

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ThisSideofSanity.com now has 9 Louis Armstrong songs


“Basin Street Blues” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
“Hello, Dolly (live)” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
“Potato Head Blues” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
“St. Louis Blues” by Louis Armstrong featuring Velma Middleton [play song]
“Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines [play song]
“West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five [play song]
“West End Blues (live)” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
“When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong [play song]

ThisSideofSanity.com now has 9 Louis Armstrong songs

#1 - 27793 votes for “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
#2 - 23899 votes for “West End Blues” by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five [play song]
#3 - 13404 votes for “When The Saints Go Marching In” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
#4 - 12131 votes for “Hello, Dolly (live)” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
#5 - 11058 votes for “Weather Bird” by Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines [play song]
#6 - 11008 votes for “St. Louis Blues” by Louis Armstrong featuring Velma Middleton [play song]
#7 - 9985 votes for “Basin Street Blues” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
#8 - 8692 votes for “West End Blues (live)” by Louis Armstrong [play song]
#9 - 8621 votes for “Potato Head Blues” by Louis Armstrong [play song]

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