10 Interesting Facts About Louis Armstrong

1. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and he grew up in a very poor family.

2. He got his first cornet at the age of 11, and by the time he was a teenager, he was playing in local jazz bands.

3. Armstrong got his big break in 1922 when he joined King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago.

4. He was one of the first musicians to use the solo as a form of improvisation, and his virtuosic playing style was a major influence on other jazz musicians.

5. Armstrong was also a talented singer, and his gravelly, soulful voice became a trademark of his performances.

6. He was a major figure in the development of swing music and was a key player in the transition from traditional jazz to the more modern styles that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s.

7. Armstrong had a huge impact on popular music and culture, and he became one of the most beloved and influential musicians of the 20th century.

8. He was known for his signature handkerchief, which he often used to mop his brow during performances.

9. Armstrong was also a prolific recording artist, and he made over 3,000 recordings during his career.

10. He was an outspoken advocate for civil rights and used his platform to speak out against racism and discrimination, particularly in the 1950s and 1960s.

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11 comments

i’m doing my last paper on this dude

Ezra March 19, 2024

I’m doing him in my black history

jakey February 21, 2024

im doing a paper on him

abel February 16, 2024

same project and helped alot

Joseph February 12, 2024

Same I’m doing a project about him as well and this really helped

Josiah February 06, 2024

I can’t beleve he broke his lips.

bly phares February 05, 2024

thanks doing a project in class so this helped

hunter February 05, 2024

that was a lot of facts about him so it really helped me .

katherine December 13, 2023

Should be interesting to learn more about
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Hazeley Wilson October 25, 2023

I don’t know who will read this or even if it will be read. I am stuck here in Athens Greece and I say stuck because no one I know listens music that was created by All of these People that while they were performing they literally breathed Fire. These People, these charismatic Musicians are a gift to all of us and all the future Generations. They were more than Musicians, they were Magicians, they were so Beautiful and warm hearted that their life shines our path through out All of our Life. I don’t know to whom I am speaking to but I just want to say as a Greek person that the strenght(mind-soul-emotion) that I have acquired through the music of all of this Musicians and the decades that I have listened to Louis Armstrongs music, his distinctive trumpet and warm, humble and Fatherly tone of voice has offered me in one word, Survival and accompaniment in my Life. I remember listening to his songs since the age of ten. I didn’t want to listen to no one around me utter their bullshit words and meanings. I just craved and wanted to hear Louis Armstrong speak inside my heart and mind. That is Louis Armstrong…a Human, a Musician, a Father that has the Ability through out the Ages to remain Inextricable for everyone that lives during his Lifetime and for anyone that will be born into this Earth. He didn’t just play the trumpet, He cultivated a whole Era and many more to come. His Music for me is a big warm hug and a peaceful and sweet nights sleep. His Music is a certainty of Peace, Love, and Tenderness. Thank you Louis Armstrong for keeping me strong all this years so I can withstand all this people here in Athens that listen to bouzoukia and drink countless bottles of vodka and then behave as they are the most unique species on the planet 🌎.

Prokopis Chatzimichelakis February 16, 2024

Tous mes remerciements à KGU Music de publier cet article qui rappelle à chacun d’entre nous à quel point M. Louis Armstrong fut un trompettiste génial et aussi, un homme exceptionnel.

Claude AZ February 16, 2024

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