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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - • New Orleans Style • Primarily...

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Louis Armstrong o Born 8-4-1901 o Died in 1971 o Dropped out of School at age 11 Began to listen to music in storyville o Jan 1, 1913 Shot a pistol in air Sent to reform school Took up coronet o Took King Oliver’s place in 1918 in Kid Ory’s Band o Went to Chicago 4 years later to join Oliver o Went to New York in 1924 to join Fletcher Henderson’s band Henderson’s band was the top black dance band in the country ‘Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra’ o Left Henderson in 1925 o 1925 recorded with Bessie Smith Formed ‘The Hot Five’
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Unformatted text preview: • New Orleans Style • Primarily recording group • 1927 - Expanded to ‘The Hot Seven’ • Kid Ory – trombone o ‘Heebie Jeebies’ 1926 First recording of Skat singing ‘Hot Five’ Stoptime at end o ‘Potato Head Blues’ ‘Hot Seven’ Lil Hardin • Piano player/composer • One of Armstrong’s wives o ‘West End Blues’ Opening trumpet solo • Many times tried to be imitated • Very subtle, hard rhythms to reproduce...
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