Legal name: Louis Daniel Armstrong

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Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and 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 the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. 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. Around 1922, he followed his mentor, Joe "King" Oliver, to Chicago to play in the Creole Jazz Band. In the Windy City, he networked with other jazz musicians, reconnecting with his friend, Bix Biederbecke, and made new contacts, which included Hoagy Carmichael and Lil Hardin. He earned a reputation at "cutting contests", and moved to New York in order to join Fletcher Henderson's band.

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 very skilled at scat singing. Armstrong is 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 at the time. 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 access to the upper echelons of American society, then highly restricted for black men.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2014 Mastermix Classic Cuts, Volume 146: Wedding Various Artists 1
2014 Roots of Soul 1928-1962 Various Artists 1
2014 Stars of Christmas: 60 Essential Christmas Hits Various Artists 1
2014 The Real… Jazz: The Ultimate Jazz Collection Various Artists 1
2015 Silver Linings: Songs of a Lifetime Various Artists 1
2015 Stars of Musicals: The Greatest Musical Songs Various Artists featuring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Crawford, John Barrowman & Bing Crosby 1
2015 Romancing the 60s Various Artists 1
2015 The Very Best of the Irving Berlin Songbook Irving Berlin 1
2015 Now! That’s What I Call a Singer Various Artists 2
2015 A Jazz Christmas Various Artists 1
2015 When Cool Was King Various Artists 1
2015 Vintage Christmas Various Artists 1
2015 Christmas With Ella & Friends Various Artists 1
2015 Dreamboats & Miniskirts: Those Were the Days Various Artists 1
2015 Golden Jazz Box - The Six Best Albums From the Six Best Ladies of Jazz Various Artists 1
2015 Stars Of: American Songbook Various Artists 1
2016 The Duets Album Various Artists 1
2016 Die Hit-Giganten: Best of Swing & Jazz Various Artists 1
2016 Mississippi Juke Joint Blues (9th September 1941) Various Artists 1
2016 the Jazz Album Various Artists 1
2016 Soul Sisters Remixed - Speakeasy vol.5 by Don Mescal Speakeasy Electro Swing 1
2016 The Rough Guide to Blues Women Various Artists 3
2016 Memories & Golden Hits Various Artists 1
2016 Top of the Pops: 1964–1969 Various Artists 1
2016 100 Hits: Jazz Various Artists 1
2016 100 Fifties Hits & Greatest No.1 50s Classics – The Very Best Classic Jukebox Songs from the Legends of the 1950s Various Artists 1
2016 Hit Z Road, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2016 Best of Electro Swing Various Artists 1
2016 Step Into Christmas Various Artists 1
2016 Tea for Two Cafe Jazz Various Artists 1
2017 1917–2017: 100th Anniversary of Jazz Various Artists 1
2017 The Many Faces of Rod Stewart Various Artists 1
2017 קול הג'אז הזה Various Artists 1
2017 TSF Jazz 100% Jazz Various Artists 1
2017 It's a Magical Christmas Various Artists 1
2017 Someone to Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald & London Symphony Orchestra 1
2018 60s Jukebox: The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
'Cause You Care: Smooth Jazz Collection Various Artists 1
'round Midnight: 20 More Cool Cuts on the Lighter Side of Jazz Various Artists 1
[Songs by Cole Porter and George Gershwin] Various Artists 1
16 All-Time Jazz Sessions, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
20 All Time Jazz Classics, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Jazz Various Artists 1
25 Great Original Oldies, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
25 Unforgettable Memories, Part 1 Various Artists 1
25 Unforgettable Memories, Part 2 Various Artists 1
72 Golden Hit Classics Various Artists 1
80 Super Back Tracks Various Artists 1
100% Cole Porter - The Greatest Songs of the Legendary Composer Various Artists 1
100% Spot Various Artists 1
1964 Various Artists 1
1964 Classic Rock Various Artists 1
A Cool Christmas, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
A Fabulous Fifties Christmas, Great Holiday Hits Various Artists 1
A Kiss is Still a Kiss - Everlasting Romance Various Artists 1
A Magical Christmas, with the Stars of Easy Listening Various Artists 1
A Swingin' & Soulful Christmas Various Artists 1
A Taste of Jazz: Fresh, Sharp & Sweet Various Artists 1
A Tribute to George Gershwin Various Artists 1
A Vintage Jazz Christmas Various Artists 1
Advertisement Song Various Artists 1
Afscheid Various Artists 1
Ahora Jazz Various Artists 1
All About Jazz Stars Various Artists 1
All Around the Christmas Tree Various Artists 1
All Stars Disco 9 & 10 Various Artists 1
All That Jazz Various Artists 1
All That Jazz Various Artists 1
American Big Bands Various Artists 1
And That's Jazz Various Artists 1
As Time Goes By Various Artists 1
As Time Goes By Various Artists 1
As Time Goes By Various Artists 1
Back to the Fifties: The Golden Hits Various Artists 1
Ballads Various Artists 1
Ballads & Blues Ella Fitzgerald 1
Banda Sonora Original Various Artists 1
Bar Jazz Various Artists 1
Basin Street Blues Ella Fitzgerald 2
Best of BMG Various Artists 1
Best of Dixieland Various Artists 1
Best of Gospel Various Artists 1
Best of James Bond Various Artists 1
Best of the Blues Various Artists 1
Best of Yesterday, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
Big Band #1 Hits Various Artists 1
Big Bands of the Swinging Years Various Artists 3
Big Bands of the Swinging Years Various Artists 1
Big Bands, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Big Bands, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Bill Yeager Presents: Anthology of Jazz, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Black and White Casey Ayers 1
Bluebird: 1991 Jazz Sampler Various Artists 1
Blues & Black Jazz Various Artists 1
Blues in History III Various Artists 1
Blues in History IV Various Artists 1
Bring Me Sunshine Various Artists 1
Budweiser USA Music Tour Various Artists 1
Check Check Special Selection 1967 Various Artists 1
Christmas - Int. Stars singen Weihnachtslieder Various Artists 1

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