Immagine dell'autore.

Louis Armstrong (1901–1971)

Autore di Satchmo. La mia vita a New Orleans

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Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is considered one of the most innovative American jazz trumpeters of his era and one of the great ambassadors of American jazz. Armstrong began his career in New Orleans, where, as a young boy, he was a street singer and learned to play the trumpet. In 1922 he moved to mostra altro Chicago and joined the jazz orchestra of Joe "King" Oliver. He quickly became noted for his improvisational style and raised the importance of solo performances in jazz. By the late 1920s, Armstrong led his own jazz ensemble, called the Louis Armstrong Hot Five, which later became the Hot Seven. As he gained in popularity, Armstrong made numerous recordings and performed around the world. He had a number of hit records, including "Hello, Dolly" and "Mack the Knife." He also appeared in Broadway shows and in films. His raspy baritone voice and brilliant trumpet playing combined to make an unforgettable musical sound. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: World Telegram & Sun photo, 1953 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-127236)


Opere di Louis Armstrong

Swing That Music (1993) 35 copie
What a Wonderful World (1988) 29 copie
Louis Armstrong. (1994) 27 copie
Ella and Louis Again (2011) 8 copie
Silver Collection (1957) 8 copie
The Hot Fives: Volume I (1927) 7 copie
All Time Greatest Hits (2017) 7 copie
Compact Jazz (1990) 7 copie
Ella & Louis Together (2005) 5 copie
Stardust 5 copie
Louis Armstrong: Satchmo (2000) 4 copie
On the Road (1992) 4 copie
Very Best of Louis (1998) 3 copie
Guvnor 3 copie
Love Songs (2000) 3 copie
Super hits 3 copie
Very Best of (1998) 2 copie
Collection 2 copie
Originals (2007) 2 copie
Armstrong of New Orleans (1990) 2 copie
Golden Hits (1996) 2 copie
Louis & the Good Book (1992) 2 copie
Satchmo the Great (1957) 2 copie
Hotter Than That (2007) 2 copie
Louis Armstrong (2005) 2 copie
Just Jazz — Artist — 2 copie
I Got Rhythm 2 copie
The very best 2 copie
Satch Plays Fats (2000) 1 copia
Jodie Man 1 copia
Satch Blows The Blues (2002) 1 copia
Reflections 1 copia
Jazz Biography Series (2004) 1 copia
A Big Band Holiday (2007) 1 copia
Big Band Bash 1 copia
Jazz Hot 1 copia
Ramona 1 copia
Together 1 copia
Gold [2 CD] 1 copia
High Profile 1 copia
R&B Christmas 1 copia
King Louis 1 copia
Jazz on a Summers Day (2001) 1 copia
Snake Rag 1 copia
Musical Autobiography 2 (2000) 1 copia
Pops 1 copia
Sentimental Journey 1922-1972 — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Lo mejor (2007) 1 copia
Hot Fives & Sevens (1983) 1 copia
Les Annees De Gloire (2001) 1 copia
Satchmo's Greatest (1993) 1 copia
Louis Armstrong (2005) 1 copia
Original Album Classics (2010) 1 copia
Creole Jazz 1 copia
Louis For Lovers (2003) 1 copia
Hot Fives & Hot Sevens (1999) 1 copia
16 Most Requested Songs (1994) 1 copia
Forever Gold 1 copia
Greatest 1 copia
Back in N.Y. 1 copia
I love jazz 1 copia
Jackson Pollock: Jazz (1999) 1 copia
Best Of 1 copia
Essential Satchmo (1992) 1 copia
This Is Louis (1998) 1 copia
Tiger Rag 1 copia
All of Me 1 copia
Fireworks (2002) 1 copia
Real Louis Armstrong (2012) 1 copia
Same 1 copia
The Collection (2007) 1 copia
Stars in Las Vegas (2004) 1 copia
Satchmo Sings 1 copia
Weather Bird 1 copia
S.O.L. Blues 1 copia
Satchmo's Classic Vocals (1996) 1 copia
Chloe 1 copia
Skokiaan 1 copia
Gone Fishin' 1 copia
Kiss of Fire 1 copia
Historic Collection (2005) 1 copia
Master of Jazz (2006) 1 copia
Golden greats 1 copia

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Hello, Dolly! [1969 film] (1969) — Actor — 216 copie
High Society [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 165 copie
Louis Armstrong: An American Genius (1983) — Associated Name — 138 copie
Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1993) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
The Best of Ken Burns' Jazz [sound recording] (1992) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
Porgy & Bess / Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (1957) — Artist, alcune edizioni37 copie
Cabin in the Sky [1943 film] (2006) — Actor — 31 copie
Hello, Dolly! Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1964) — Performer — 27 copie
That's Entertainment, Part 2 [1976 film] (1976) — Actor — 25 copie
The Five Pennies [1959 film] (2004) — Actor — 20 copie
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 3 (US) (2006) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
Now That's What I Call Christmas! 2 (US) (2003) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
The Best of James Bond 50th Anniversary Collection (2012) — Collaboratore — 15 copie
WALL-E: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2008) — Preformer — 8 copie
Music to Watch Girls By [1999 album] (1999) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
A Man Called Adam [DVD] (2021) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Classic Duets (2002) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Danny Kaye: The Goldwyn Years: 4 Films (2013) — Actor — 4 copie
Louis Armstrong (2 CD Audio) — Associated Name — 1 copia
The Essential Kenny G — Collaboratore — 1 copia
60 Number One Hits of the '60s Volume 2 [2000 album] (2000) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Early Years 1 copia
Betty Boop: 23 Classic Cartoons — Actor — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Armstrong, Louis
Nome legale
Armstrong, Louis Daniel
Altri nomi
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
Luogo di nascita
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Luogo di morte
Corona, Queens, New York, USA
Attività lavorative
Premi e riconoscimenti
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Breve biografia
Né à la Nouvelle Orléans, le 4 juillet 1900, Louis Daniel Armstrong, Pops ou Satchmo pour les jazzfans, est le premier grand personnage du jazz. Du style de ses débuts, celui des musiciens de sa ville, il s’échappa rapidement pour créer, tout en conservant les éléments fondamentaux, une manière d'un génial équilibre qui influença tous les solistes du jazz, quel que soit leur instrument. Les boppers et leurs continuateurs lui doivent encore quelque chose. Sans lui le jazz ne serait pas aujourd’hui une musique universelle. Louis Armstrong devint, dès les premières années trente, une vedette populaire. Il sut le rester jusqu’à sa mort, survenue le 6 juillet 1971. Trompettiste à la sonorité ample, brillante et pure, Armstrong chantait aussi admirablement, avec une voix rocailleuse et voilée qui heurtait les auditeurs non initiés mais communiquait une profonde émotion. (Guide Akaï du disque 1983 : Disques jazz blues pop rock, pp. 16-17)



Flash-mob: Louis Armstrong in Legacy Libraries (Giugno 2016)


This was fascinating, both as an autobiography and as uniquely filtered socio-economic essay of New Orleans circa 1900-1921, encompassing the 21 years that Louis Armstrong spent growing up in the city.

The first thing you notice is that this doesn't appear to have been edited in any way - not for grammar, not for consistency, and certainly not for "political correctness." Louis tells his story in his own words, stream of conscious-style, through the lens of the morals and ethics he learned growing up in the seediest neighborhoods of New Orleans. His casual acceptance of such things as institutionalized racism (cops who would knock blacks in the head with their "licorice sticks" if they were foolish enough to talk back), domestic violence (which went both ways - in Louis's world, the women were as dangerous as the men), prostitution (his mother and his first wife were working girls; he himself "ran" a girl for a while), and abject poverty (scavenging through trash for food and things to sell) are as important a part of the story as events he is retelling.

The story also provides some fascinating insights into New Orleans culture at the time, from the institutionalized vice of Storyville (deliberately maintained by the city as a profit center) to the seedy honky-tonks that serviced levee workers, pimps, and whores; from the railroad tracks where his mom harvested herbs to combat TB and lockjaw (tetanus being a constant presence in a neighborhood where no one could afford shoes), to the turpentine factories that ripped away the linings of workers' lungs; from the "Colored Waifs Home" where Louis was incarcerated (no trial, no conviction - just an indefinite sentence until such time as his family could manage to round up a white person to vouch for him), to the endless stream of funerals, picnics, balls, and street parades that gave birth to a generation of brilliant jazz musicians.

Seriously, if you're interested in learning more about the life of Louis Armstrong, this should be included in your "must read" pile. While this self-serving autobiography almost surely sugar-coats or omits all manner of traumas, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to hear Louis tell his story in his own words, though his own chosen filters.
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Dorritt | 5 altre recensioni | Feb 16, 2024 |

Reconhecimento, admiração e fama sempre efervescente acompanharam Louis Armstrong desde os vinte anos. Seu status de superstar era totalmente merecido, embora dificilmente suportável no dia-a-dia. O Orfeu moderno não precisava ser dilacerado pelas harpias.

Estas que eram batizadas com novos nomes na era moderna: fãs amontoadas na entrada e saída de cada clube; jornalistas, fotógrafos, caçadores de autógrafos, curiosos profissionais ou amadores, anfitriões de “amigos e parentes” que exigiam ajuda financeira e favores, chantagistas, psicopatas e até conspiradores.

Assim, o charmoso e afável Satchmo não teve escolha a não ser erguer um muro de secretárias e recorrer ao poderoso bíceps de um guarda-costas para se defender da própria popularidade e conseguir trabalhar em paz… aos olhos da maioria, isso tornava o indivíduo mais azedo; o mundo descobre e usa isso contra ele. Seus velhos amigos, aqueles que ainda se lembram do ídolo de outrora, acham totalmente imperdoável.

Eles balançam a cabeça tristemente e dizem: “o cara está cheio de si, subiu à cabeça dele”, em suma, a mesma velha história. Não posso deixar de pensar que Armstrong escreveu (ou melhor, ditou) suas memórias com os olhos voltados para todas essas pessoas e com a firme intenção de abrandá-las e bajulá-las. “Ei pessoal, escutem”, parece dizer desde a primeira página, “todos os que vivem em Nova Orleans, negros ou brancos, vivos ou mortos, eu nunca perdi a cabeça, nunca me esqueci de vocês: leiam e divirtam-se com estas boas palavras que guardei para cada um, embora no fundo saibam que não são verdadeiras. E para a maioria de vocês, meus amigos músicos para quem as coisas nem sempre correram bem, não só lembrarei seus nomes e apelidos, mas também prestarei uma solene homenagem aos seus dons musicais, às vezes até superiores aos meus, e digo que se eu sei alguma coisa, certamente aprendi com vocês. Tive apenas mais sorte, embora às vezes isso também seja um incômodo para mim; por isso peço humildemente o vosso perdão...”

Este é o tom de suas memórias.

Nobre e comovente.
Sincero? Não sejamos mesquinhos. Procurar sinceridade em um livro de memórias é sem sentido. Seria melhor perguntar qual visão de si e do mundo o autor escolheu representar — já que sempre há espaço para escolha.

Por exemplo, você poderia pegar sua caneta e não ter uma única palavra boa para falar sobre ninguém. É mais comum do que pensamos; mas dificilmente transforma-se em livros.
— Projeto Tradução Wislawa… (altro)
RolandoSMedeiros | 5 altre recensioni | Aug 1, 2023 |
Biografia colorita e "picaresca", che si ferma alla prima parte di vita di Armstrong e di fatto non ne tocca la musica. Offre al più qualche aneddoto sui alcuni musicisti dell'epoca.
d.v. | 5 altre recensioni | May 16, 2023 |
Petites Formations
1-1 The St. Louis Blues 3:03
1-2 Heebie Jeebies 3:01
1-3 Cornet Shop Suey 3:05
1-4 Willie The Weeper 3:13
1-5 Potato Head Blues 3:02
1-6 Struttin With Some Barbecue 3:03
1-7 Hotter That Than 3:03
1-8 Savoy Blues 3:28
1-9 West End blues 3:16
1-10 Basin Street Blues 3:17
1-11 Weather Bird 2:42
1-12 Muggles 2:44
1-13 St. James Infirmary 3:21
1-14 Tight Like This 3:22
1-15 Knockin A Jug 3:26
1-16 Darling Nelly Gray 2:39
1-17 Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen 3:10
1-18 Perdido Street Blues 3:02
Grandes Formations
2-1 I Can T Give You Anything But Love 3:33
2-2 Mahogany Hall Stomp 3:24
2-3 Ain't Misbehavin 3:22
2-4 When You're Smiling 3:26
2-5 St. Louis Blues 3:00
2-6 I'm A Ding Dong Daddy 3:05
2-7 Sweethearts On Parade 3:16
2-8 Shine 3:14
2-9 Chinatown My Chinatown 3:12
2-10 Star Dust 3:30
2-11 Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 2:55
2-12 Lawd You Made The Night Too Long 3:18
2-13 Mahogany Hall Stomp 2:33
2-14 I've Got My Fingers Crossed 2:28
2-15 Thanks A Million 2:35
2-16 Swing That Music 2:49
2-17 Struttin With Some Barbecue 2:55
2-18 I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:53
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carptrash | Mar 22, 2023 |

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