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Louis Armstrong. He was an inspirational jazz singer in the 1920's. Many people looked up to him and his music. I like this picture because it shows character about Louis Armstrong. He was one of the most famous jazz singers ever.
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Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby. Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over," whose skin-color was secondary to his music in an America that was severely racially divided.
Louis Armstrong~ He wrote like an angel, charming, lewd, funny. Lettres to FDR began with the sobriquet "Daddy"; the Jazzman's term of affection. He troubled FDR for failing to move a civil rights agenda. In music he made a signature of the solo globally, repositioning performance rules. He sang to save his lips but that became iconic too. (Mack the Knife, for pure joy in song). He was first amongst great performers, black or white; choosing when to emphasise his race above his humanity.
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Louis Armstrong on the set of High Society, 1956. Photo by Bob Willoughby.
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Louis Armstrong.LOVE the shot. :) #Louis #Armstrong #backstage
Louis Armstrong and wife, Lil Harden Armstrong. Lil, was herself, a gifted musician in her own rights and certainly a liberated, strong-willed woman in the male dominated world of Jazz.
Louis Armstrong. He was very talented, seeing him in old movies is something truly remarkable.
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Old time radio shows on MP3 or regular CDs.
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