Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music.

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 (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).

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 severely racially divided. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation during the Little Rock Crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a black man.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1954 Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy Louis Armstrong 8
1955 Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute to the Immortal Fats Waller Louis Armstrong 6
1956 Ella and Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 3.35 7
1957 Porgy & Bess Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 6
1957 Ella and Louis Again Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
1957 Ella and Louis Again Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 4 4
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 Bing & Louis Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong 1
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 3
1968 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 6
1974 Louis and the Good Book Louis Armstrong 5
1988 What a wonderful world Louis Armstrong 1
1988 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
1989 His Last Recordings Louis Armstrong 1
1990 C'est si bon Louis Armstrong 3
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
2001 Jazz & Blues: 36 Outstanding Tracks 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
2005 Ella and Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2007 Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2008 Christmas Together with Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 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 & Satchmo Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong 1
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
Il Grande Jazz Louis Armstrong 1

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