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- “He was born in the south at a time when a black boy could expect nothing but to grow up, work hard at the lowest jobs all his life, and hope somehow, somewhere manage to stay healthy and get a little out of life.”(P.1 Collier) Get a little out of life Louis did, a pure genius he revolutionized America’s first true form of art, jazz.
- Born in August 1901 (not Independence Day 1900, as he was always told and believed), Louis Armstrong sang on the New Orleans streets in a boyhood quartet and in 1913 was admitted to the Colored Waifs’ home for firing a gun into the air. In the home he learned the trumpet, and within four years was challenging every trumpet king in his home town, from Freddie Keppard to Joe Oliver, his first father-figure, whom he replaced in Kid Ory’s band in 1919.
- Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential artists of the century. Armstrong influenced trumpeters as well as all jazz music, and a wide range of popular music. He is best known for helping to pioneer a style known as swing, after which sprouted rhythm-and-blues (R&B) music.
- Louis Armstrong’s was born Aug. 4, 1901. He grew up in New Orleans and received his first music instruction in 1913 in a children’s home. By 1915 he was sitting in with local bands. He went to Chicago to join King Oliver in 1922 and made his first records with Oliver the the next April (”Chimes Blues”).
- Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents’ separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. At a New Year’s celebration in downtown New Orleans, Louis Armstrong, also known as “Satchmo” and “Satch”, fired a pistol into the air and was placed in the Colored Waifs’ Home.
- Birth-August 4, 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Death-July 6, 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz. He was one of the most influential artists in the music’s history. He was also more than just a jazz musician, he was an enormously popular entertainer and although other black jazz men and women would eventually be welcomed in the upper echelons of white society, Armstrong was one of the first.
- At these clubs is where he met Joe “King” Oliver. “King” Oliver was one of Armstrong’s favorite musicians and the man acted as father to Louis. Oliver began to teach Louis how to play the cornet and the trumpet.
- Born in August 1901 (not Independence Day 1900, as he was always told and believed), Louis Armstrong sang on the New Orleans streets in a boyhood quartet and in 1913 was admitted to the Colored Waifs’ home for firing a gun into the air.
- Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz’s history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician.
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- Some notable history about Mr. Copeland is that he created Appalachian Spring for Martha Graham and he used American folklore as the subject with many of his works. The piece I will be discussing will be Appalachian Spring Section VII Theme and Variations on Simple Gifts I (1943-1944).
- Joe Oliver was born on December 19, 1885, in Abend, Louisiana. He moved to New Orleans in his youth and is often credited with being born in that city. During his childhood, he lost the use of one of his eyes in an accident. This medical condition did not diminish his musical ability in the least.
- The Jazz music of the twenties, comparable to the rock of the sixties and the disco of the seventies, was the sound of a new revolution. It was something that America had never heard before. The time came to be known the Jazz Age . F. Scott Fitzgerald named the era, Louis Armstrong dominated it, and the 1929 crash of the stock market ended it.
- When it comes to music, most people don’t say they like it. People say they like heavy metal, pop, rhythm and blues, or any other type of music, since they have their own preference to what type of music they like, not just enjoying the broad area of music.
- The prolific trumpeter who became a world ambassador for jazz, Louis Armstrong learned to blow on a bugle in reform school when he was 13. His intuitive genius for improvisation changed the course of jazz, but after the 1940s mugging dominated his performances and he had his greatest success as a pop singer.
- The 1920’s was a huge decade for the phenomena known as “Jazz”. Due to the closing of the seaport in New Orleans, musicians were forced to travel up the Mississippi to find work. Two of the cities most affected by this move were Chicago and New York.
- Harlem RenaissanceThe Harlem renaissance was a time of creative ingenuity among blacks confined to the ghetto s of America by racism and an implied social class. In the Early 20 s black s had progressed far enough along where some didn t need to work 16 hour days to make a living.
- Billie Holiday, probably the singularly most popular jazz vocalist of all time, was plagued by tragedy her entire life. Her grandfather was one of 17 children of a black Virginia slave impregnated by the white Irish plantation owner. When born in Baltimore, MD, Billie’s parents were only teenagers; her mother (Sally Fagan) the tender age of 13.
- George Gershwin’s “The ultimate collection”, is a compilation of Gershwin’s greatest hits. The compilation is made out of two CD’s; the first cd is Gershwins pieces sung by different jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby and more… The second cd, is Gerswhin’s famous pieces taken from musical shows such as Porgy and Bess, Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban overture, Funny face and more.
- These bands played for dancers or marched in parades in the South. ?? Some of the first New Orleans musicians were among the most stirring of all jazz artists.