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Armstrong's All-Stars weren't formally established until August 13, 1947. However, the band had already performed and/or recorded several concerts/sessions by then under that name: Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, May 17, 1947, at Town Hall, New York City (recorded by promoter Ernie Anderson; of which only 6 songs were initially released, the rest eventually released in full in 1983 by RCA France); Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, June 10, 1947 (4-track single, studio recording, Victor); and possibly NBC Radio Broadcast Transcription (radio), New York, NY; June 19, 1947, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City.

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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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1950 New Orleans Nights Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 2
1951 Satchmo at Pasadena Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
2000 I Love Jazz! Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Louis Armstrong & His All Stars Compilation Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
1993 The Complete Decca Studio Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars Compilation Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
1999 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong and His All Stars 1947 Compilation Louis Armstrong and His All Stars 1
2000 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong and His All Stars 1947, Volume 2 Compilation Louis Armstrong and His All Stars 1
2002 Jazz Collection: The Jazz Collector Edition / Louis Armstrong & His All Stars Compilation Louis Armstrong / Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2014 Newport 1956 &1958 Compilation Live Louis Armstrong & The All Stars 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1956 Ambassador Satch Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 5
1973 Satchmo at Symphony Hall Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
1983 Pasadena Concert Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
2000 Satchmo Live in Berlin Friedrichstadtpalast: The Legendary Berlin Concert Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
2000 Satchmo Live in Berlin Friedrichstadtpalast: The Legendary Berlin Concert, Part II Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
2004 The Complete Town Hall Concert 1947 Live Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
New Orleans Soundtrack Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1956 New Orleans Function / On the Sunny Side of the Street Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
1959 The Faithful Hussar / Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
Happy Birthday, Louis! Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1

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