Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong - Listening – Struttin’ with Some...

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Louis Armstrong Born to William Armstrong and Mary Albert (Mayann) August 4, 1901. January 1, 1913, sent to Colored Waif’s Home for disturbing the peace. (18 months). The nickname “Satchmo” - was short for satchel mouth. He replaced older musicians as they left for the north. 2 nd wife – Lil Hardin – valedictorian of class at Fisk University. Left King Oliver, moved to Fletcher Henderson’s band. Recordings of Hot 5 and Hot 7 most influential. Assembled in “studio” Used pot all his life. Claimed it was “an insulator against the pain of racism.” His managers were associated with the mob -- Joe Glaser Louis was outspoken against Racism, ex. Little Rock, AR, 1957 His contributions in later years were in the entertainment field, i.e. Hello Dolly et al
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Unformatted text preview: Listening – Struttin’ with Some Barbecue Struttin’ with Some Barbecue Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Recorded 12/5/1927 . Louis makes the solo lead line important. Hotter than That Recorded as a response to Hotter than Hell. Good example of “scat” singing. Note the irregular phrases between Louis and the guitar. Form shows 8 + 6 + 2 solo break. West End Blues West End Blues Most Famous Louis Armstrong solo. Starts with famous introductory cadenza. Long high note at the end. Earl “Fatha” Hines on piano. Much more sophisticated than Lil. Listen for spoons at the end. Weather Bird Duo between Louis Armstrong and Earl “Fatha” Hines Piano style referred to as “Trumpet style” Recorded in Chicago, 1928...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course MUS 2000 taught by Professor Nunnery during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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