Armstrong's hero was Bunk Jones who played the cornet. When asked once about why he lived t … here, his reply was simple. During this time there were racist laws in some states called Jim Crow laws. He wanted to reform the feudal tax system, which is why he called the Estates-General. By the time he was released in 1914, he was a professional musician. Armstrong demonstrated that it was possible to have both impressive technique and a strong feeling for the blues.
A white radio announcer refused to tell listeners about Armstrong's concert for African Americans. Far more than any other biographer, Bergreen draws upon the Louis Armstrong papers at Queens College in New York. Once Louis decided to earn extra money by joining the street ensemble, at first as a vocalist, and later as a drummer. For this first American version of this French song, the lyrics were written by Jerry Seelen. Louis Armstrong later married Alpha Smith with whom he lived for four years before heading for yet another divorce. Chicago and New York In 1922, Armstrong moved to Chicago to join Joe Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. He sold coal and had a youthful propensity for mischief.
He lived in Corona Queens, just a short walk from Flushing Meadow Park. He began touring the country in the 1940s. So many of the musicians who came from the squalor of early New Orleans died broken and bitter people. Personal letters Armstrong had written in the 1950s confirm the fact that he believed Sharon to be his daughter and paid for her upbringing. Becoming a Musician One of Louis' favorite things to do as a boy was to watch the local jazz musicians. Armstrong played in various bands in New Orleans such as Kid Ory's Band and the Tuxedo Brass Band. He was an American cultural icon.
Armstrong was one of the greatest jazz musicians. Known for his improvisation skills, Armstrong could bend and twist the lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effects. In all likelihood, he probably believed it himself. Her name was Lilian Hardin, his soon to be wife. 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.
His popularized scat singing using nonsense syllables rhythmically rather than words and his phrasing carried over from his horn playing affected virtually every singer to emerge after 1930, including Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, and Frank Sinatra. Short Biography of Louis Armstrong Date of Birth: Born on August 4, 1901 Place of Birth : New Orleans, Louisiana, U. Her mother's name was Lucille, same as his wife's name. He is remembered as one of the greatest musicians in American history. Louis Armstrong also ventured into films and appeared in several movies with Hollywood stars.
He frequently toured internationally as a special envoy for the U. This historical timeline is suitable for students of all ages, children and kids. Louis Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in a back of town part of New Orleans. The parlements resisted the edicts, preventing them from becoming law. Jones taught Armstrong to play the cornet by ear, without reading music. From early childhood, Armstrong earned his living — transported coal, sold newspapers and performed other small low-paying jobs.
Personal Life Louis Armstrong married Daisy Parker, a former prostitute, in 1918 but the couple soon divorced. In all probability, this contributed to the health problems he suffered in the last years of his life. His lip became damaged from his aggressive style of playing and fondness for narrow mouthpieces, and he became essentially a pop musician, but he still made fine recordings until well into the 60s. Bunk Johnson trained him how exactly to play by hearing when Armstrong was eleven and got fallen out of college. Louis Armstrong later worked for a Jewish family who not only treated him as a family member but also encouraged his musical talent. It is not even primarily a book about music. He liked the horn and began to teach himself how to play the cornet.
In 1924, Armstrong married Hardin, who urged Armstrong to leave Oliver and try to make it on his own. In 1922, King Oliver sent for Armstrong to join his band in Chicago. After a while, the young man met with a professional band leader Fats Mereybl, who taught Louis the basics of musical notation and took into his ensemble «Jazz-E-Sazz Band». But the book as a whole rises above such inadequacies. This influenced the world by showing that temporary peace is able to be made, even in the worst times.