Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - New Orleans Style Primarily recording...

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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 Armstrongs wives o West End Blues Opening trumpet solo Many times tried to be imitated Very subtle, hard rhythms to reproduce...
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