Louis armstrong, one of history's greatest jazz musicians, was born on august 4th, 1901 in new orleans, louisiana he was born into a poor family, and his grandparents had been slaves in the 1800s his father was william armstrong, and his mother was mary albert when louis was only an infant his. If there was any one great thing louis armstrong taught us throughout his life, it's that life can be wonderful in fact, it is that very song that has become more or less a hymn for me if you take the time to familiarize yourself with the lyrics and their origin shown on the video at the start of the article, you will see why. Louis daniel armstrong was born in new orleans on august 4, 1901 he was one of two children born to willie armstrong, a turpentine worker, and mary ann armstrong, whose grandparents had been slaves as a youngster, he sang on the streets with friends his parents separated when he was five he. New orleans jazz band dedicated to playing louis armstrong songs and great dixieland jazz in addition to louis armstrong music and offering information about the history of louis armstrong, this new orleans band plays wedding jazz and traditional jazz for parties and conventions across the south. Louis armstrong: louis armstrong louis and lil armstrong separated in 1931 from 1935 to the end of his life, armstrong's career was managed by joe glaser,.
Louis armstrong in the 30s: a tribute to the life and music of armstrong in the 30s. In the one-man show satchmo at the waldorf, john douglas thompson vividly resurrects louis armstrong as he reminisces about a life that spanned a vast cultural divide by andy webster march. From a new orleans boys' home to hollywood, carnegie hall, and television, the tale of louis armstrong's life and triumphant six-decade career epitomizes the american success story his.
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. Louis armstrong started off as a normal kid who lived in a poor family and environment, but ended up as one of the most influential entertainers in history all because of one mistake he made as a child, which changed his life. Robbins' eulogy the pastor of the church, robert d sherard, told the mourners, anything we can say today would not match the life of louis armstrong he used his gifts to bring happiness to. Louis armstrong was born on august 4th, 1901 in new orleans, louisiana he lived in a very poor community that was known as the battlefieldhis father left shortly after armstrong was born and barely saw his mother he lived most of his life with his grandmother and had to leave school early to. Directed by gary giddins, kendrick simmons with louis armstrong, hattie winston, melvin van peebles, george avakian.
The life of louis armstrong is an interesting and fascinating one and it deserves to be looked at in a deeper level louis armstrong was born into a very poor family in new orleans, louisiana on august 4 th , 1901. Music has been in my blood from the day i was born, said louis armstrong author wendie c old weaves a rich, colorful tapestry of the life of this belov. Profile of jazz musician louis armstrong with biographical facts, historical events and louis armstrong's married life.
Throughout his life, louis armstrong claimed that his birth date was july 4, 1900, but documents found after his death confirmed the actual date to be august 4, 1901 continue reading lil hardin armstrong, called hot miss lil: key jazz instrumentalist. Louis armstrong was born in new orleans, louisiana on august 4, 1901 he was raised by his mother mayann in a neighborhood so dangerous it was called the battlefield. Good old song of louis armstrong - what a wonderful world subscribe. What a wonderful world is a pop ballad written by bob thiele cybill discovers the meaning of life louis armstrong 1995 1 vamp: louis armstrong 1991 1. The first fully adequate narrative biography of louis armstrong.
Louis armstrong was born in raised in new orleans, louisiana, in an area called the battlefield his father left soon after his birth, leaving louis' mother to be his sole caretaker as a result of financial hardship, his mother often left louis in the care of her mother while she turned to prostitution. Louis armstrong, nicknamed satchmo or pops, was one of the leading trumpet players in jazz history he revolutionized jazz conventions with his virtuosic talent and became one of jazz's most influential performers. Famed right-wing critic terry teachout has just published his first new book in five years, and while the author's flame-throwing antics don't take center-stage, they're present here all the. The life of louis armstrong acclaimed artist during this time, louis armstrong honed his skills as a jazz musician, playing on riverboats and learning skills such as reading sheet music and undertaking the responsibilities of a professional gig.
In honor of the 45th anniversary of armstrong's death, we explore the impact the trumpeter had on jazz and the general landscape of american music louis armstrong, who was born aug 4, 1901. Louis armstrong's life is too amazing to take it all in in one gulp - as many of his contemporary political, jazz, and entertainment figures were unable to do but he does make us think hard about. Louis armstrong was the first important soloist to emerge in jazz, and he became the most influential musician in the music's history as a trumpet virtuoso, his playing, beginning with the 1920s studio recordings made with his hot five and hot seven ensembles, charted a future for jazz in highly imaginative, emotionally charged improvisation. What a wonderful world is a song by bob thiele (using the pseudonym george douglas) and george david weiss it was first recorded by louis armstrong and released as a single in 1968, and was inducted in the grammy hall of fame in 1999.
It's a song that familiarity has not found contemptuous, quite simply it's one of the most uplifting, life-affirming songs of all times - and it's all because of louis armstrong it is of.