Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing.

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over", whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation in the Little Rock Crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society which were highly restricted for black men of his era.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1954 Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy Louis Armstrong 7
1955 Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller Louis Armstrong 6
1956 Ella and Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 3.35 10
1956 Ella and Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 2
1957 Porgy & Bess Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 8
1957 Ella and Louis Again Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 4 5
1957 I've Got the World on a String Louis Armstrong 1
1957 Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson 3
1957 Under the Stars Louis Armstrong 1
1958 Louis and the Good Book Louis Armstrong 6
1961 American Freedom Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
1961 Recording Together for the First Time Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
1964 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong 3
1968 Disney Songs the Satchmo Way Louis Armstrong 4
1986 1 heure avec Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1988 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 8
1988 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 2
1989 His Last Recordings Louis Armstrong 1
1990 C'est si bon Louis Armstrong 3
1992 Louis Armstrong Satchmos classic Vocals Louis Armstrong 1
1993 Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong 1
1994 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1996 Louis Armstrong meets Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
1997 High Profile Louis Armstrong 1
1998 Creole Jazz Louis Armstrong & King Oliver 1
1999 Blues for Yesterday Louis Armstrong 1
1999 I've Got the World on a String / Louis Under the Stars Louis Armstrong 1 1
1999 Oh Didn't He Ramble Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Great Summit: The Master Takes Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 3
2000 A Portrait Louis Armstrong 1
2000 I Got the Rhythm Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Making of the Great Summit Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
2001 Jazz & Blues: 36 Outstanding Tracks Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Louis and the Angels Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Satchmo in Style Louis Armstrong 1
2001 That Rhythm Man Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Vocal Jazz Louis Armstrong 1
2003 24 Chefs-d'œuvre Louis Armstrong 1
2004 Bourbon St. Parade Louis Armstrong & The Dukes of Dixieland 1
2004 Limehouse Blues Louis Armstrong & The Dukes of Dixieland 1
2004 The Quintessence, Vol 2: New York – Chicago 1923-1946 Louis Armstrong 1
2007 Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2008 Christmas Together with Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2009 Bing & Satchmo Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong 3
2015 The Complete Anthology Ella & Louis 1
An American Songbook Louis Armstrong 1
An Historic Recording Event Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
Armstrong Louis! Louis Armstrong 1
Big Daddy Blues Louis Armstrong 1
Bing & Louis Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong 2
Blueberry Hill Louis Armstrong 1
Body & Soul Louis Armstrong 1
Cheek to Cheek Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
Compact Jazz: Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
Die Zeit - Legenden des Jazz Louis Armstrong 1
Havin' More Fun! Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong 1
Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong 1
Il Grande Jazz Louis Armstrong 1
La Vie En Rose Louis Armstrong 1
Louis Armstrong and Jack Teagarden Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden 1
Louis Armstrong Christmas Collection Louis Armstrong 1
Louis Armstrong Gold Collection Louis Armstrong 1
Louis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits (6 song cassette) Louis Armstrong 1
Rhythm Saved the World Louis Armstrong 4 1
Stockholm 1959 Louis Armstrong 1
Sugar Louis Armstrong 1
The All-Stars Collection 1950-1956 Louis Armstrong 1
The Great Reunion Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 2
The Love Songs Louis Armstrong 1
The Wonderful Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
Tiger Rag Louis Armstrong 1
Tiger Rag Louis Armstrong 1
What a Wonderful duet Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
When the Saints Go Marching In Louis Armstrong 1
When You Wish Upon Star Louis Armstrong 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Storyville Masters of Jazz, Volume 1: Louis Armstrong Live in Chicago Louis Armstrong 2
1965 Louis Armstrong: 1923-1927 Louis Armstrong 1
1968 The One And Only Louis Armstrong 1
1972 4. Srpnja 1900 - 6. Srpnja 1971 Louis Armstrong 1
1972 The Best Of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1984 The Silver Collection Louis Armstrong 1
1985 Satchmo '85 Louis Armstrong 5 1
1986 Great Original Performances 1923-1931 Louis Armstrong 1
1987 Great Original Live Performances Louis Armstrong 1
1987 Louis & The Big Bands: 1928-30 Louis Armstrong 1
1987 POPS: The 1940's Small-Band Sides Louis Armstrong 1
1987 The Essential Louis Armstrong: Recorded Live at the Palais des Sports, Paris, 1965 Louis Armstrong 1
1988 Compact Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
1988 Recording Together for the First Time / The Great Reunion of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
1988 20 Unforgettable Hits Louis Armstrong 1
1988 I Wish You Were Dead, You Rascal You Louis Armstrong 1
1988 Satchmos’ Hits Louis Armstrong 1
1988 The Hot Fives, Volume I Louis Armstrong 2 1
1988 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
1988 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
1988 What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
1989 Volume IV: Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines Louis Armstrong 1
1989 Laughin' Louie Louis Armstrong 1
1989 Collection: What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1

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