Jazz notes 3 - Louis Armstrong Born to William Armstrong...

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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.
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Listening – Struttin’ with Some Struttin’ with Some Barbecue Barbecue Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Recorded 12/5/1927 Louis makes the solo lead line important – the most important development from small ensemble music.
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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.”
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His managers were associated with the mob -- Joe Glaser Louis was outspoken against Racism, ex. Little Rock, AR, 1957
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