Many people knew Louis Armstrong as the “first real genius of jazz”(Shipton 26). He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901. Louis was the illegitimate son of William Armstrong and Mary Est “Mayann” Albert. He was abandoned by his father, a boiler stoker, shortly after his birth and was raised by his paternal grandmother. Then, at the age of five, he was returned to the care of his mother, who at the time worked as a laundress. Together with his mom, they moved to a better area of New Orleans. This is where Armstrong first fell in love with music; he would listen to people playing any chance that he would get(Tirro). He would attend parades, funerals, churches and go to cheap cabarets to be able to hear some of the greats play
Joe Louis is known as one of the greatest boxers of all time, and he certainly loved what he did. There was a time in our economy where wrestling was dominated by gambling interests, but Joe Louis earned an honest name and helped elevate this sport back to what it once was by establishing his reputation and bringing people’s interests back up from the decline. His real name was Joseph Louis Barrow. He went by his fighting name, Joe Louis, but also had the nickname of the “Brown Bomber”. He didn’t necessarily have the most facile life, but he almost always persevered and made do with the hand life dealt him.
Billie was born to the name, Eleanora Fagan on April 7, 1915. She was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fell's Point section of Baltimore. Her mother, was just 13 at the time of her birth; her father, was 15. Holidays' teenage parents,
Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on
On New Years Eve, 1912, Louis Armstrong was celebrating the New Year with his family. At midnight he fired off a round of gunshot, and was immediately arrested for firing a gun. He was sent to Colored Waif's Home for Boys. It was here that he was encouraged to refine his cornet skills and take
Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in a poor area of New Orleans, Louisiana nicknamed “The Battlefield”. His father supported the family by working in a factory but he left soon after Armstrong was born. His mother then supported them by prostitution and leaving him with his grandmother. Armstrong left school in the fifth grade to work for a Jewish family by collecting junk and delivering coal. After firing a gun in the air as part of a New Year’s celebration in 1912, Armstrong was arrested. He was sent to the Colored Waif’s Home for Boys. It was there he first learned how to play the cornet and discovered his love for music. In 1914 the home let him go and he began to work odd jobs such as selling newspapers and hauling coal while continuing to play music. People began to recognize him as a great blues player and one of the best cornet players in town, Joe “King” Oliver began to mentor and teach Armstrong more about music. In 1918 he replaced a musician in Kid Ory’s band, which was the most popular band in New Orleans at the time. Because of this he was finally able to quit his odd jobs and focus all his attention to music. In 1919 Armstrong played on riverboats during the summer months with a band led by Fate Marable. He also encountered Bix Beiderbecke and Jack Teagarden while playing there and he had the opportunity to improve his music reading skills.
Miles Dewey Davis III, the son of a music teacher and a dental surgeon was born on May 26, 1926, in Alton Illinois. At the age of thirteen Davis’ father introduced him to the trumpet and from then on he developed a love for playing the trumpet. Davis’ father paid for him to study under Elwood Buchanan, who owned and directed a private music school. Davis played professionally all throughout high school where he was often bullied and beat on for playing. He also got beat up for being a lame band geek in high school. At the age of seventeen he was invited to be in a band with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Soon after Davis left Illinois for New York, where he enrolled at The Institute of Musical Art (Now known as Julliard) Davis soon dropped
When we are faced with the question of which men and women in human history have overcome oppression to achieve great things, we often come up with names such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. or Mother Teresa. What do all of those individuals have in common? During their lives, such individuals contributed greatly to social movements and encouraged society to be a more equal, open, and loving place. We often don’t think about people in other realms of society who have overcome oppression and have also changed facets of the society that we know today. One of these individuals is Louis Armstrong, aka Satchmo. Arguably one of the most influential trumpet players in all of Jazz music, Louis Armstrong appears to be a man who was able to accomplish fame with relative ease, when, in fact, Louis Armstrong faced many obstacles throughout his life that he had to overcome, before he was able to change the history of the music industry in our country.
Eventually, music has changed since the time of Joe “King” Oliver. He influenced Louis Armstrong who then influenced Ma Rainey.Artist are being influenced by artist from the past. like Donna Summer influenced Selena Quintanilla, who had a different music style than any other female artist. Selena Quintanilla like the other artist, she was also a very influential person for people of today. For example she influenced singers like, Daddy Yankee, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez, Ricky Martin, she even influence Beyonce. She was someone that took something from the artists from before and made her own style, Tejano music. It started from a man who was a master, to a woman who had influence people of different music genres, and not just Latinos but people from other places that combine English music with Spanish music. For example; Mark Anthony who was influenced for her, he now sing music on Spanish and English.
Dear Ms. Libby, It has been a pleasure assisting you. I am a huge fan of Louis Armstrong myself. I will make sure to listen to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego song during my lunch break.
Now I have one radio-phonograph; I plan to have five. There is a certain acoustical deadness in my hole, and when I have music I want to feel
Advanced Placement United States History Born and raised in New Orleans, the melting pot of cultures, Louis Armstrong was by far one of the most influential and successful individuals during the 1900s. His fame and popularity grew astoundingly because of his trumpet playing and charisma. His skills not only attracted the attention of the general population, they also attracted the attention of the State Department. The State Department selected him along with a few other distinguished musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman to be ambassadors of the United States. These musicians were chosen to travel to foreign countries in Africa, Europe and Asia to perform with the intent of promoting democracy. However this was a very controversial issue because the United States was still a Jim Crow Law nation at the time. Therefore the reason the State Department chose to use African-Americans as their ambassadors to promote democracy was morally reprehensible.
One of the most representative artists in music history, talking about Louis Armstrong is to talk about jazz musician who played for presidents and kings and was the delight of millions of music lovers. His unique ability to bring people together with his wonderful music was needed at these times to help break the invisible boundaries. Many other artists also contributed during these times in other works such as poetry, I choose Louis Armstrong because I am a fan of his song, “What a wonderful world”. I do not believe you have to be an artist or poet to truly understand these great works of art. In Langston Hughes's "The Weary Blues," he describes a blues singer who sings a song about how he "Ain’t got nobody in all this world, Ain’t got
Jazz made an early deputation starting in the early twentieth century. Many popular musicians today, even some less known ones base their style of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and Bing Crosby. These four men changed the way people look at jazz today. In today’s era, it is impossible for one not to find a jazz club. There are live jazz concerts, watching online, small local bars that perform jazz music and big venues like Lincoln Center that have jazz performances. Jazz evolved into the everyday lives of certain people.
Everyone knows Louis Armstrong the trumpeter and singer, the key figure in jazz history, But most have forgotten Armstrong the writer. Armstrong's autobiography, Satchmo, is one of the great American memoirs, a classic portrait of early 20th century African-American life in New Orleans. But this was a small part of his output. Despite an education that ended in 5th grade, he loved to write, and from the 1920s onward, in what he described as "My (54) years traveling on the road playing one night stands," he never went anywhere without his typewriter, dictionary and thesaurus. He used this to write thousands of letters to musicians, fans and friends, and to publish at least 35 magazine articles over the course of his career. Now Duke University