Throughout the 1930s and 1940s Armstrong maintained one of the most grueling continual tours of all time. So, in 1947 Glaser fired the orchestra and replaced them with a small group that became one of the greatest and most popular bands in Jazz history. Armstrong was born and raised in. His amazing technical abilities, the joy and spontaneity, and amazingly quick, inventive musical mind still dominate Jazz to this day. Though adamant that these claims were unjust, Armstrong was then in his sixties and primarily concerned with continuing to travel and perform. Armstrong played on the riverboats for three years.
Glaser remained Armstrong's manager until his death in 1969. He began touring the country in the 1940s. The endless touring was hard on their marriage and they were divorced four years later, but Armstrong quickly remarried Lucille and they remained married for the rest of his life. 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. In the late 1930s, band leaders such as and Benny Goodman helped to propel jazz into the mainstream, ushering in the era. The discipline and high standards that he was held to made him a better musician; he also learned to read music for the first time. In 1922 Louis received a telegram from his mentor , asking him to join his at Lincoln Gardens 459 East 31st Street in Chicago.
Doctors advised him not to play but Armstrong continued to practice every day in his Corona, Queens home, where he had lived with his fourth wife, Lucille, since 1943. A prolific musician, he led a very hectic life often performing up to 300 concerts a year. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians. In 1971, he died of a heart attack in New York City. Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers Louis Armstrong With Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Generosity Rogers 8-11-1938 New York, New York Decca 15043 Decca 29231 Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Throwing Stones Rogers 8-11-1938 New York, New York Decca 15043 Decca 29231 Title Director Year Ex-Flame Victor Halperin 1930 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You Dave Fleischer 1930 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue Aubrey Scotto 1932 Pennies from Heaven Norman Z.
Louis Armstrong Background information Born August 4, 1901 , , Died July 6, 1971 1971-07-06 aged 69 Corona, Queens, , U. Armstrong recorded his first records that same year. In 1931 he returned to Chicago and assembled his own band for touring purposes. A musical Immortal The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Armstrong, however, saw his role as more than that of a musician: he was an entertainer. When left the city in 1919 to go to Chicago, Louis took his place in band from time to time. Louis Armstrong was an American jazz trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music.
Thanks to Mary Devito for her help with this page. His commitment to the search for new forms in jazz and his continued heartfelt performances will remain a major symbol not only of the musical life, but of the entire cultural life of 20th-century America. In 1938 and Louis finally got a divorce. He also played in and then with Carrol Dickenson's Orchestra at the Sunset Cafe 313-17 East 35th Street at the corner of Calmet Street. By the end of 1924 she pressured Armstrong to reluctantly leave his mentor's band. Armstrong became known as America's Ambassador.
Musicians everywhere soon began to imitate his style, and Armstrong himself became a star attraction. Coming to prominence in the mid 20th century America when racism was much prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society. His popularity was phenomenal, and throughout the 1920s he was one of the most sought-after musicians in both New York and Chicago. This was the first time that Armstrong had made records under his own name. He died of a in July 6, 1971 in ,. In the 1920s, Armstrong performed with a number of different musical groups, and began to revolutionize the jazz world with his introduction of the extended solo.
He returned to performing in 1970 but it was too much, too soon and he passed away in his sleep on July 6, 1971, a few months after his final engagement at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Dixieland, , , traditional pop Occupations Musician Instruments , , Years active c. After an arrest for marijuana possession in November 1930, Armstrong received a suspended sentence and returned to Chicago. Fondly nicknamed Satchmo or Pops by his fans, he is often regarded to be the founding father of jazz as a uniquely American art form. He began playing with the large bands that were popular at the time, but soon realized that his style was better suited to a smaller ensemble. Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901.
Armstrong's inventiveness and improvisational techniques, along with his energetic, dazzling style have influenced generations of musicians. Armstrong faced criticism in 1957 for speaking out against racial discrimination during the episode in Little Rock, Arkansas, in which black students were heckled by whites while attempting to enter a newly integrated school. His lifestyle began taking its toll on his health during the late 1960s and he began suffering from kidney and heart problems. Armstrong in 1953 1901—1971 , nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in and in all of American popular music. He was also skilled at. As a young boy, he sought solace in music and started playing musical instruments as a teenager to earn his living.
By 1917 he played in an inspired group at dive bars in New Orleans' Storyville section. There he received musical instruction and realized that he had a natural talent for playing the cornet. During this period Armstrong became one of the most famous men in America. Louis and also separated in 1931. Armstrong wrote two autobiographies and appeared in more than 30 films. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society which were highly restricted for of his era.