MUS 2000 Louis Armstrong

MUS 2000 Louis Armstrong - Little Rock, AR, 1957 His...

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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.
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Unformatted text preview: Little Rock, AR, 1957 His contributions in later years were in the entertainment field, i.e. Hello Dolly et al Stressed solo improvisation rather than group improvisation. Hotter than That 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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