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 Beiderbecke, 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", that is, whose skin color became 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
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
Christmas Blues & Shout Various Artists 1
Christmas Blues and Shout Various Artists 1
Christmas Cheer Various Artists 1
Christmas Classics Various Artists 1
Christmas Cocktails Various Artists 1
Christmas Crooners Various Artists 1
Christmas I Various Artists 1
Christmas in New Orleans Various Artists 1
Christmas Legends Various Artists 1
Christmas Memories Various Artists 1
Christmas Songs Various Artists 1
Christmas Swing Various Artists 4 1
Classic American Music Various Artists 1
Classic Cuts presents… Wedding in a Box: The Ultimate Wedding Collection Various Artists 1
Classic Cuts: The No. 1 DJ Collection: AA Sides EP Tracks, Volume 1: 1957>1977 Various Artists 1
Classic Jazz, Jazz Masters Various Artists 1
Classic Memories Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Cocktail Jazz: Various Vocal Artists Various Artists 1
Coletânea Som Livre – Anos 60 Various Artists 1
Come Fly With Me Various Artists 1
Cool Yule Various Artists 1
Cornerstones: Sony Legacy CD Sampler Various Artists 1
De Lux Collection Kenny G 2 1
Decca: The Legendary Big Band Singers Various Artists 1
Der große Tag der Evergreens Various Artists 1
Desert Island Discs: Music You Gotta Have Various Artists 2
Divas of Jazz, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Dixieland & Swing Jukebox Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Dixieland & Swing Jukebox Hits, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Dixieland & Swing Jukebox Hits, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Dixieland & Swing Jukebox Hits, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
Dixieland Jazz: The Collection Various Artists 1
Dixieland Jazz. The Collection Various Artists 1
DJ TOOLS 3 Various Artists 1
Double Goldies: Love Songs Various Artists 1
Doug Aiton’s Jazz Favourites, Volume Two Various Artists 1
Dream Christmas Various Artists 1
Easy Listening Various Artists 1
Echt starke Ohrwürmer: Nr. 1 Hits Various Artists 1
Eddie Bauer: H Is for Holiday, a Seasonal Collection of Rhythm and Blues Various Artists 1
Elite Jazz Various Artists 1
Essential Jazz Various Artists 1
Essential Jazz Various Artists 1
Evergreens & Superhits Various Artists 1
Eversweets & Sugarhits Various Artists 1
Falling in Love II Various Artists 1
Falling in Love, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Film Hits Various Artists 1
Fountainhead of Life Various Artists 1
G.I Jukebox Jive: V-Disc, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
George Gershwin: The Ultimate Collection George Gershwin 2
Giants of Jazz Various Artists 1
Giants of Jazz (budget copyright control set) Various Artists 1
Giants of Jazz Sampler Various Artists 1
Glazbeni primjeri 4. vrste Various Artists 1
Golden Duets Various Artists 1
Golden Evergreens, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Golden Gospel Various Artists 1
Golden Hits of 1951 Various Artists 1
Golden Juke-Box Hits, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Golden Presto Print Collection - Volume XIII Various Artists 1
Golden Sound of Jazz Various Artists 1
Good Bye Vietnam, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Goodnight Vietnam Various Artists 1
Gospel & Spirituals Stars Various Artists 1
Great Stars and Their Greatest Songs Various Artists 1
Great Vocalists: The Jazz Singers Various Artists 1
Great Voices in Jazz Various Artists 1
Greatest Love Songs Various Artists 1
Ha! Ha!: 24 Great Comedy Songs Various Artists 1
Happy Holidays Various Artists 1
Haruki Murakami Soundtracks III Various Artists 1

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