Louis Armstrong

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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 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
Lindy Essentials, Volume 8 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 10 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 11 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 13 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 14 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 15 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 18 Various Artists 1
Lindy Essentials, Volume 25 Various Artists 1
Lindy Hop Jamboree, Part 5, Groovin' Various Artists 1
Listening to Music: 4th Edition Craig Wright 1
Loungin' Ballads Various Artists 1
Loungin' Singers Various Artists 1
Love Songs, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Love Songs, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
Love You Madly Ella Fitzgerald 1
Magic Moments Various Artists 1
Magic Moments Various Artists 1
Mai 68 Trente ans deja Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 18: Novelty Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 75: M.O.R. Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 88: Collaborations Various Artists 1
Mastermix Classic Cuts 91: Spy Anthems Various Artists 1
Masters of Jazz, Volume 6: Male Vocal Classics Various Artists 1
Merry Christmas Various Artists 1
Midnight Jazz (La Repubblica), Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Midnight Jazz (La Repubblica), Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Midnight Moods: The Lighter Side of Jazz Various Artists 1
Moonlight Serenade: Die größten Big Bands Various Artists 1
Movie Hits Various Artists 1
Music by Candlelight Various Artists 1
Music from the Movies Various Artists 1
Music of Your Life Various Artists 1
Música de cinema 3 Various Artists 1
Música de cinema 4 Various Artists 1
My Greatest Songs Billie Holiday 1
Network Hits, Volume 12 Various Artists 1
New Orleans, New Orleans Various Artists 1
New Orleans: Virgin Mega Music Various Artists 1
Night, Falling: Jazz for Long Evenings Various Artists 1
No. 1 Movies Album, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Noël Jazz - Les Plus Beaux Airs de Noël par les plus grands artistes Various Artists 1
Nr. 1 Hits 1964-1968 Various Artists 1
Number One Album, Vol. 1 Various Artists 1
Oldie Club 1 Various Artists 1
Oldies Collection: Best 80 Songs Various Artists 1
Only You Various Artists 1
Original Evergreens Various Artists 1
Os Anos de Ouro do Jazz, Volume 2: Audio News Collection Séries Gold Various Artists 1
P4s julefavoritter Various Artists 1
Peppermint Candy Various Artists 1
Play Me the Blues... The Legendary Blues Singers, Volume 7 Various Artists 1
Portrait in Jazz Various Artists 1
Portrait of Gospel Various Artists 1
Pottery Barn Kids - First Steps Various Artists 1
Priceless Jazz Sampler 3 Various Artists 1
Priceless Jazz Sampler 4 Various Artists 1
Pure Jazz Moods Various Artists 1
Radio Saigon Various Artists 1
RCA Victor Jazz/The First Half-Century: The 30's Various Artists 1
Red, Hot and Blue Cole Porter 1
Refresh No. 01 Various Artists 1
Relax im Stau ... Various Artists 1
Relaxing Jazz: 20 Layed Back Jazz Classics Various Artists 1
Remember the Hits, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Various Artists 1
Rockin' Christmas Feelin' Various Artists 1
Romance of Jazz Various Artists 12
Royal Gallery: Romantic Paradise Various Artists 1
RSVP Various Artists 1
Så venter vi på julen Various Artists 1
Santa Claus Blues Various Artists 1
Santa’s Mixed Bag (disc 1) Various Artists 1
SATURN Exklusiv Edition: Easy Listening Edition Various Artists 1
Setting the Mood: First Course Various Artists 1
Sexy Swing! Various Artists 1
Simply Christmas Various Artists 1
Simply the Best 60s Various Artists 1
Sleigh Full of Songs Various Artists 1
Smooth as Jazz Various Artists 1
Smooth Jazz Various Artists 1
Smooth Jazz, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
Soft Spot Various Artists 1
Songbird Kenny G 3 1
Songs of Yesterday, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
Songs That Got Us Through WWII Various Artists 1
Soundtrack Smashes: The 80's Various Artists 1
Spring Romance Various Artists 1
Stars of Soul and Gospel Sing Christmas Various Artists 1
Startime Various Artists 1
Stompin at the Savoy Various Artists 1
Summertime - George Gershwin Songbook Various Artists 1
Super Oldies Various Artists 1
Superhits of the Sixties - The Ultimate Collection Various Artists 1
Swing America Various Artists 1
Swing Collection Various Artists 1
Swing Kings Various Artists 1
Swing That Music Various Artists 1
Swing Time for Dancing Various Artists 1
Swing Vocalists Greatest Hits Various Artists 1
Tempo Jazz Edition, Volume 3 (Stayin' Cool) Various Artists 1

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