Knowledge Identifier: +Louis_Armstrong
Category: Music (655)
Born in 1901.
Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (9%), (8%)
Linked to: The Beatles, Queens College, New York, University, British Royal Family
Using Roman Catholic Church documents from when his grandmother took him to be baptized, New Orleans music researcher Tad Jones established Armstrong's actual date of birth as August 4, 1901.
Drum kit - In 1918 Baby Dodds, playing on riverboats with Louis Armstrong on the Mississippi, was modifying the military marching set-up and experimenting with playing the drum rims instead of woodblocks, hitting cymbals with sticks , which was not yet common, and adding a side cymbal above the bass drum, what became known as the ride cymbal
In 1919, Joe Oliver decided to go north and resigned his position in Kid Ory's band; Armstrong replaced him.
Lovie Austin - Austin worked with many other top jazz musicians of the 1920s, including Louis Armstrong
Fletcher Henderson - Even though he did not do band arrangements in the 1920s, for a time his ideas of arrangement were heavily influenced by those of Paul Whiteman, but when Louis Armstrong joined his orchestra in 1924 Henderson realized there could be a much richer potential for jazz band orchestration.
Sidney Bechet - Some of the highlights of his career include 1923 sides with Louis Armstrong in the Clarence Williams Blue Five; the 1932, 1940, 1941 New Orleans Feetwarmers sides; a 1938 Tommy Ladnier Orchestra session ("Weary Blues", "Really the Blues"); a hit 1938 recording of "Summertime"; and various versions of his own composition, "Petite Fleur".
Armstrong returned to Chicago in 1925 due mostly to the urging of his wife, who wanted to pump up Armstrongs career and income.
Blanche Calloway - In 1925, she recorded two blues songs, which would be promoted as race records, accompanied by Louis Armstrong and Richard M. Jones; the first inception of her Joy Boys orchestra
Luis Russell - Between 1926 and 1934, Russell recorded only 38 sides , plus those issued under Henry "Red" Allen and a handful where Louis Armstrong fronted his band
Earl Hines - In 1927, this became Louis Armstrong's band under the musical direction of Hines.
James Baskett - As "'Jimmie Baskette"', he appeared on Broadway with Louis Armstrong in the all-black musical revue "Hot Chocolates" in 1929, and was announced for "Hummin' Sam" in 1933, although it failed to open
His 1930s recordings took full advantage of the new RCA ribbon microphone, introduced in 1931, which imparted a characteristic warmth to vocals and immediately became an intrinsic part of the 'crooning' sound of artists like Bing Crosby.
Decca Records - Artists signed to American Decca in the 1930s and 1940s included Louis Armstrong, Charlie_Kunz, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford, Jane Froman, The Boswell Sisters, Billie Holiday, Katherine Dunham, The Andrews Sisters, Ted Lewis, Judy Garland, The Mills Brothers, Billy Cotton, Guy Lombardo, Chick Webb, Louis Jordan, Bob Crosby, Bill Kenny & The Ink Spots, Dorsey Brothers , Connee Boswell and Jack Hylton, Victor Young, Earl Hines, Claude Hopkins, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Luis Russell - In 1935 Louis Armstrong took it over the orchestra altogether and for the next eight years they functioned as back-up band for Armstrong with Russell acting as the musical director
Rudy Vallee - When Vallée took his contractual vacations from his national radio show in 1937, he insisted his sponsor hire Louis Armstrong as his substitute
Dorothy Patrick - As a "Queen of the Bs," she continued to appear in films produced in the 1940s and 1950s including, "High Wall" with Robert Taylor; "New Orleans" with Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday ; "The Mighty McGurk" with Wallace_Beery; "Follow Me Quietly" with William Lundingan; the Fritz Lang-directed noir classic, "House by the River"
Benny Carter - Robert Goffin, Benny Carter, Louis Armstrong, and Leonard Feather in 1942.
After spending many years on the road, Armstrong settled permanently in Queens, New York in 1943 in contentment with his fourth wife, Lucille.
Sid Catlett - He had his own band and played for Louis Armstrong's All Stars from 1947 to 1949 and became his drummer of choice
Earl Hines - In early 1948, Hines joined up again with Armstrong in the "Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars" small band and stayed, not entirely happily, through 1951.
Clarence Williams (musician) - Clarence Williams is the author of Hank William's 1949 hit "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It", a song that was later recorded by Louis Armstrong
In 1950, Bing Crosby, the most successful vocalist of the first half of the 20th century, said, "He is the beginning and the end of music in America.
Bob Haggart - During the 1950s, Haggart organised, with Yank Lawson, a regular series of small band recordings and arranged many of the tunes for Louis Armstrong's 1956-7 four-volume LP recreation set
Jazz - Perhaps the most prominent manifestation of this resurgence was the emergence of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who strove to create music within what he believed was the tradition, rejecting both fusion and free jazz and creating extensions of the small and large forms initially pioneered by such artists as Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington as well as the hard bop of the 1950s
Suzy Delair - In June 1950, she performed rehearsals of the song "C'est si bon" with Aimé Barelli and his Orchestra at the Monte Carlo casino where Louis Armstrong was finishing her evening
Argentine writer Julio Cortazar, a self-described Armstrong admirer, asserted that a 1952 Louis Armstrong concert at the Theâtre des Champs-Élysees in Paris played a significant role in inspiring him to create the fictional creatures called Cronopios that are the subject of a number of Cortazar's short stories.
Billy Kyle - He joined Louis Armstrong's All-Stars in 1953 and was there for nearly 13 years until his death
Benny Goodman - In 1953 they had another falling-out during Goodman's ill-fated tour with Louis Armstrong, which was produced by John Hammond.
Sonny Clay - As a result, Clay and his band were deported and the Australian government resolved to bar the entry of all black musicians into the country, a ban which kept Louis Armstrong from touring the country until 1954
Dave Brubeck - In 1954, he was featured on the cover of Time, the second jazz musician to be so honored.
Lee Gordon (promoter) - Gordon bounced back with several successful tours during 1956, including visits by the Louis Armstrong All-Stars , Nat King Cole, Calypso king Harry Belafonte and the "Record Star Parade", which featured Don Cornell, Stan Freberg, Joe "Fingers" Carr, Buddy Rich and a dance duo called The Nilsson Twins
Billy Kyle - He spent thirteen years as a member of Louis Armstrong's All-Stars, and performed in the 1956 musical "High Society"
Lotte Lenya - In 1956, Louis Armstrong recorded the song "Mack the Knife", both as a solo number and as a duet with Lenya
Porgy and Bess - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded many of the selections from the opera on their 1958 collaboration
Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton_John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd
Georgia on My Mind - The song has been covered by many artists, significant among them: Richard Manuel, Louis Armstrong, Ethel_Waters, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Eddy Arnold, The Anita Kerr Singers, Brenda Lee, Zac Brown Band, Michael Bublé, Michael Bolton, Dave Brubeck, Anita O'Day, Mildred Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald, Rebecca Parris, Gerald Albright, Jo Stafford, Gladys Knight, Gene Krupa, Grover Washington, Jr., James Brown, Usher, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat Gonella and The Georgians, Django Reinhardt, Khalil Fong, Wes Montgomery,
Lil Hardin Armstrong - In 1962, Hardin began writing her autobiography, in collaboration with Albertson, but she had second thoughts when she realized that such a book could not be done properly without including material that might discomfit Louis Armstrong, so the project was shelved with only five chapters written
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra - The first of the popular "Starlight" summer concert series came in 1962; the concerts featured popular musicians like Louis Armstrong and were held on the roof of the Gilmore parking garage in downtown Kalamazoo
Howard Jacobson - His musical choices included works by J. S. Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Louis Armstrong as well as the rare 1964 single "Look at Me" by The Whirlwinds
Billy Roberts - The group toured the West Coast, playing supper clubs and summer concert touring around Seattle and Vancouver, BC. On New Years Day 1965, they participated in a huge entertainment event at San Quentin Penitentiary with Louis Armstrong, Sarah_Vaughan, Johnny Cash, a Mariachi Band and hula dancers
What a Wonderful World - It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released as a single in 1967
In 1969, Armstrong had a cameo role in the film version of Hello, Dolly/ as the bandleader, Louis, to which he sang the title song with actress Barbra Streisand.
Hal David - David contributed lyrics to three James Bond film themes: in addition to "The Look of Love" from "Casino Royale" with Bacharach, he wrote "We Have All the Time in the World", with John Barry and sung by Louis Armstrong for the 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", and in 1979, "Moonraker", with Barry, sung by Bond regular Shirley Bassey for the film of the same name
Mahalia Jackson - The next year, in 1970, Jackson and Louis Armstrong performed "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" together
The song gained greater currency in the popular consciousness when it was used in the 1987 movie "Good Morning, Vietnam", its subsequent re-release topping many charts around the world
Kenny G - Kenny G's 1999 single, "What A Wonderful World" was criticized in its overdubbing of Louis Armstrong's classic recording
Joey Ramone - His solo album "Don't Worry About Me" was released posthumously in 2002, and features the single "What a Wonderful World", a cover of the Louis Armstrong standard
Jon Faddis - Faddis led the CJE from autumn 2004 though spring 2010, premiering significant new works, pioneering educational initiatives in Chicago public schools focusing on Louis Armstrong's music, and bringing the CJE into new venues , while concurrently leading the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra of New York
In 2008, Armstrong's recording of Edith Piaf's famous "La Vie En Rose" was used in a scene of the popular Disney/Pixar film "WALL-E"
It was used as the title of a 2010 biography of Armstrong by Terry Teachout
Esperanza Spalding - On February 26, 2012, Spalding performed at the 84th Academy Awards, singing the Louis Armstrong standard, "What a Wonderful World", alongside the Southern California Children's Chorus to accompany the video montage that celebrated the film industry greats who passed away in 2011 and early 2012.