Louis Armstrong.. Arguably the best trumpet player of all time.
Louis Armstrong - Saw him live at the Minneapolis Auditorium 1960's. Greatest of the great.
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With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Louis Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).
The wonderful Louis Armstrong was born today 8-4 in 1901. His inventive trumpet playing, scat singing, duos with so many of the famous singers through his years have left us with a rich arsenal of great 'Satchmo' songs. His charismatic stage presence was like no other - he was a unique gift to American music. He passed away in 1971 and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday
Louis Armstrong [1901, New Orleans, LA - 1971, Corona, New York City, NY] nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.
Louis Armstrong was part of a revolution that occurred during this era known as the Harlem Renaissance. African American individuals began to have deep interest and involvement in music, art, and writing. Louis was a big a part of the music side, as his music is still praised to this day.