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The Life And Music Of Louis Armstrong, The Great American Trumpeter, Vocalist, Composer And Actor Who Was The Most Influential Figure In Jazz (Color, 1989, 1 Hour 28 Minutes) PLUS BONUS TITLE: Destination Freedom: The Trumpet Talks (Louis Armstrong), An Episode Of Richard Durham's Revered 1948-50 Radio History Series On The African-American Experience (Audio Only, July 31, 1949, 29 Minutes), Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #LouisArmstrong #Satchmo #Satch #Pops #Composers #Singers #ScatSingers #Actors #Jazz #Trumpeters #TrumpetPlayers #Cornetists #CornetPlayers #Music #AmericanMusic #MusicalGeniuses #Virtuosos #Geniuses #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Louis Armstrong, nicknamed "Satchmo", "Satch", and "Pops", American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in American music, popular music and jazz (b. July 4, 1900 (Traditional), August 4, 1901 (Documented) - July 6, 1971) was born Louis Daniel Armstrong New Orleans. Armstrong often stated that he was born on July 4, 1900, a date that has been noted in many biographies. Although he died in 1971, it was not until the mid-1980s that his true birth date, August 4, 1901, was discovered by the music historian and researcher Tad Jones through the examination of baptismal records while researching an unpublished biography of Louis Armstrong's early life. Pops' career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also originated scat singing on the Hot Five recording "Heebie Jeebies" in 1926. Louis Armstrong died of a heart attack in his sleep at his home in Corona, Queens, New York City on July 6, 1971, a month before his 70th birthday. He was interred in Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, in Queens, New York City. His honorary pallbearers included Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Pearl Bailey, Count Basie, Harry James, Frank Sinatra, Ed Sullivan, Earl Wilson, Alan King, Johnny Carson and David Frost. Peggy Lee sang The Lord's Prayer at the services while Al Hibbler sang "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and Fred Robbins, a long-time friend, gave the eulogy. Duke Ellington, quoted in DownBeat magazine in 1971, said, "If anybody was a master, it was Louis Armstrong. He was and will continue to be the embodiment of jazz." 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."