Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, 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, 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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Creole Jazz Louis Armstrong & King Oliver 1
1998 Hot Fives & Sevens, Volume 1 Louis Armstrong 4
1998 It's Christmas Time Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra & Louis Armstrong 1
1998 Jeepers Creepers Louis Armstrong 1
1998 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1946-1947 Louis Armstrong 1
1999 Cocktail Hour Louis Armstrong 1
1999 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1999 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1999 Forever Gold Louis Armstrong 1
1999 Louis Armstrong And The All Stars At Symphony Hall Louis Armstrong 1
1999 The Complete Sessions Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 1
1999 The Great Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
1999 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Sugar: The Best of the Complete RCA Victor Recordings Louis Armstrong 2
2000 Louis Armstrong Sings Back Through the Years Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Essential Louis Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Very Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Satchmo Serenades Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Complete Hot Five And Hot Seven Louis Armstrong 3
2000 I Got Rhythm Louis Armstrong 3 1
2000 Ken Burns Jazz Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 2
2000 Fireworks Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Louis Armstrong - Sein Leben, seine Musik, seine Schallplatten - Vol. 8 Louis Armstrong & Kenny Baker 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Cheek to Cheek Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Mack the Knife Louis Armstrong 1
2000 Midnite Jazz & Blues: Satchmo the Greatest Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong, Volume 1: 1925-1932 Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong, Volume 2: 1932-1940 Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Complete Decca Studio Master Takes 1935-1939 Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Ultimate Collection Louis Armstrong 1
2000 The Very Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 4 1
2001 100th Birthday Anniversary Anthology Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Ain't Misbehavin' Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Happy Birthday Louis! Louis Armstrong 1
2001 C'est ci bon: Satchmo in the Forties Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Legendary Satchmo Louis Armstrong 1
2001 The Complete RCA Victor Recordings Louis Armstrong 1
2001 C'est si bon Louis Armstrong 1
2001 High Society Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Jazz in Paris: Louis Armstrong and Friends Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Louis Armstrong All-Time Greats Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Louis Armstrong, Volume 1 Louis Armstrong 1
2001 On the Sunny Side of the Street Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography Louis Armstrong 1
2001 Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits, 1936-1950 Louis Armstrong 1
2001 That Rhythm Man Louis Armstrong 1
2001 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1949-1950 Louis Armstrong 1
2001 The Great Satchmo Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Louis Armstrong, Volume 2: I've Got the World on a String, Original Recordings 1930-1933 Louis Armstrong 1
2002 A Fine Romance Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Jazz Collection: The Jazz Collector Edition / Louis Armstrong & His All Stars Louis Armstrong / Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars 1
2002 Satch Blows the Blues Louis Armstrong 1
2002 The Best of the Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Hallelujah!: Gospel 1930-1941 Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Louis Armstrong Sings and Swings Louis Armstrong 2
2002 A Portrait of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Louis Armstrong and His Friends Louis Armstrong 1
2002 Portrait Louis Armstrong 1
2002 The Best Of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington 2
2002 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1950-1951 Louis Armstrong 1
2002 The Wonderful Duets Louis Armstrong 1
2002 When You're Smiling Louis Armstrong 1
2003 Columbia Jazz: 1955-1966 Louis Armstrong 1
2003 49 Original Recordings Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Golden Years of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings, Volume 1 Louis Armstrong 4 1
2003 BD Jazz, Volume 2: Louis Armstrong / Camilo Sanin Louis Armstrong 1
2003 Louis for Lovers Louis Armstrong 1
2003 At Symphony Hall Louis Armstrong 1
2003 Louis Armstrong at His Very Best Louis Armstrong 1
2003 Satchel Mouth Louis Armstrong 1
2003 Satchmo Sings! Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1951-1952 Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Complete Hot Five & Hot Seven Recordings, Volume 3 Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Essential Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2003 The Very Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2003 What a Wonderful Trumpet Louis Armstrong 1
2004 The Best of Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2004 The Essential Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2004 Jazz Ballads 19: Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden Louis Armstrong & Jack Teagarden 1
2004 The Great Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2004 Ella & Louis Together Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 1
2004 The Best Of Louis Armstrong 1
2004 The Chronological Classics: Louis Armstrong 1952-1953 Louis Armstrong 1
2004 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 1
2005 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 2
2005 Quadromania Jazz Edition: Louis Armstrong: High Society Louis Armstrong 1
2005 It’s Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2005 Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong for Lovers Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong 2
2005 The Solid Gold Collection: Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1
2005 Blues Louis Armstrong 1
2005 Golden Hits Louis Armstrong 1
2005 Hello Dolly Louis Armstrong 2
2005 It's Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong 1

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