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Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971) nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. 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. Read more about Louis Armstrong on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

Tracks We Played

When The Saints

A New Orleans Mardi Gras
Last Played on March 03, 2014 8:30am

'ZAT YOU, SANTA CLAUS?

Verve/Remixed Christmas
Last Played on December 21, 2013 3:26pm

King of the Zulus (1957 Satchmo Version with intro)

Louis Armstrong: Highlights from His Decca Years
Last Played on February 12, 2013 8:06pm

A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON

Louis Armstrong's All Time Greatest Hits
Last Played on December 10, 2012 7:42am