Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Decca 10-in. A-144 Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra Decca 10-in. While playing in , Armstrong met , a piano player and arranger for the band. He entertained millions over the course of his long and illustrious career and went on to become one of the first great celebrities of the 20th century. For the next nine years the continued to tour and release records, but as the 1940s drew to a close the public's taste in Jazz began to shift away from the commercial sounds of the Swing era and big band Jazz. In 1938 and Louis finally got a divorce. No recordings issued from other masters.
His three albums with recorded in the mid-1950s , and became instant jazz classics. Armstrong's health began to fail him and he was hospitalized several times over the remaining three years of his life, but he continued playing and recording. On July 6th 1971 the world's greatest Jazz musician died in his sleep at his home in Queens, New York. Louis then married Alpha, his third wife. Armstrong moved to Los Angeles in 1930 where he fronted a band called. Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz.
This was like going home for Armstrong, because was made up of predominantly New Orleans musicians, many of whom had also played with. Feedback Send the Editors a about this record. Even though he never had children from any of his marriages, a new controversy emerged in 2012 when a woman named Sharon Preston claimed that she was his biological daughter from a 1950s affair he had with a dancer named Lucille Preston. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Decca 10-in. Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the greatest of all Jazz musicians.
During this period Armstrong became one of the most famous men in America. When the boats left from New Orleans Armstrong also played regular gigs in band. Fondly nicknamed Satchmo or Pops by his fans, he is often regarded to be the founding father of jazz as a uniquely American art form. In 1935, he began recording for Decca, a wonderful, underappreciated run of music that lasted until 1946. So, in 1947 Glaser fired the orchestra and replaced them with a small group that became one of the greatest and most popular bands in Jazz history. This roughly chronological discography will give you recommendations from the Louis Armstrong House Museum.
In 1919 he left New Orleans for the first time to join band in St. It is as a humble gesture of admiration that this site is presented in his honor. Personal letters Armstrong had written in the 1950s confirm the fact that he believed Sharon to be his daughter and paid for her upbringing. This was a dream come true for Armstrong and his amazing playing in the band soon made him a sensation among other musicians in Chicago. The records made by and are considered to be absolute jazz classics and speak of Armstrong's creative powers. The Louis Armstrong Orchestra was beginning to look tired and concert and record sales were declining. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful gravelly voice.
Louis Armstrong and the Mills Brothers Louis Armstrong With Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra Title Recording Date Recording Location Company Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Generosity Rogers 8-11-1938 New York, New York Decca 15043 Decca 29231 Elder Eatmore's Sermon On Throwing Stones Rogers 8-11-1938 New York, New York Decca 15043 Decca 29231 Title Director Year Ex-Flame Victor Halperin 1930 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You Dave Fleischer 1930 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue Aubrey Scotto 1932 Pennies from Heaven Norman Z. While working at the Sunset, Louis met his future manager, Joe Glaser. Tying it all together was an infectious charisma that propelled him to popular stardom in a new era of sound film and electronic communication. The endless touring was hard on their marriage and they were divorced four years later, but Armstrong quickly remarried Lucille and they remained married for the rest of his life. In the twenties, he stunned his jazz peers with a unique instrumental originality and the thirties saw him rise to the top of the pop music echelon, as his peerless personality swept up admiring listeners of all colors.
Some of the earlier recordings were made during a time when recording technology was in its infancy. While the generation of jazzmen that followed Armstrong engaged in a somber search for identity that led them to explore radically disparate styles, dissonances and technologies, Armstrong stuck throughout his life to the populist swinging style that he grew up with and was comfortable in. In 1935 he returned to the U. Louis stayed with until 1921 when he returned to New Orleans and played in. History is proving to be somewhat kinder to Armstrong than his contemporaries, generally cherishing his spark of transformational artistry while accepting that he was an entertainer and man who had to adapt to the world he was given. He briefly worked with before he moved to New York to play in for 13 months. He didn't own an instrument at this time, but continued to listen to bands at clubs like the Funky Butt Hall.
Like almost all early Jazz musicians, Louis was from New Orleans. Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra Decca 10-in. Even in his final years, though deprived of the facility to make his famous cornet produce the kind of stirring sound that first brought him recognition, Louis Armstrong had the clout to create his most famous hits. Armstrong became known as America's Ambassador. At the school he learned to play cornet. For the next three years Armstrong was almost always on the road.