History Music / LouisArmstrong

19th Jun '16 10:08:12 PM Scorpio3002
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* ChartDisplacement: Today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World''. While the song topped the charts in the UK, it was a flop within his lifetime in the US, and didn't really become popular until its inclusion in the film Film/GoodMorningVietnam in 1988 (the events of which took place [[AnachronismStew two years before the song was recorded]]). His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.

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* ChartDisplacement: Today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World''. While the song topped the charts in the UK, it was a flop within his lifetime in the US, and didn't really become popular until its inclusion in the film Film/GoodMorningVietnam in 1988 (the events of which took place [[AnachronismStew two years before the song was recorded]]). His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.South'', as well as his cover of "Hello Dolly" in the 1960's.
28th May '16 1:55:16 PM ANTMuddle
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* SmokyVoice: And how!
8th May '16 11:33:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* ChartDisplacement: Today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World''. While the song topped the charts in the UK, it was a flop within his lifetime in the US, and didn't really become popular until its inclusion in the film GoodMorningVietnam in 1988 (the events of which took place [[AnachronismStew two years before the song was recorded]]). His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.

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* ChartDisplacement: Today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World''. While the song topped the charts in the UK, it was a flop within his lifetime in the US, and didn't really become popular until its inclusion in the film GoodMorningVietnam Film/GoodMorningVietnam in 1988 (the events of which took place [[AnachronismStew two years before the song was recorded]]). His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.
16th Apr '16 10:55:06 PM Scorpio3002
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* ChartDisplacement: Although today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World'', the song was a flop within his lifetime. His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.

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* ChartDisplacement: Although today Today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World'', World''. While the song topped the charts in the UK, it was a flop within his lifetime.lifetime in the US, and didn't really become popular until its inclusion in the film GoodMorningVietnam in 1988 (the events of which took place [[AnachronismStew two years before the song was recorded]]). His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.



** That said, it must be noted that many of his mannerisms on stage descended directly from Minstrelsy. In particular, the handkerchief which never left his hand; coming from the minstrel tradition of blackfaced characters making a show of how hard they were working to entertain their (white) audience. However these were mannerisms which nearly all black musicians of his era adopted to some degree, and much of the criticism that they earned him came from the fact that Armstrong's career lasted so much longer than most of his black contemporaries and [[DiscoDan never changed his behavior]].

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** That said, it must be noted that many of his mannerisms on stage descended directly from Minstrelsy. In particular, the handkerchief which never left his hand; coming from the minstrel tradition of blackfaced characters making a show of how hard they were working to entertain their (white) audience. However these were mannerisms which nearly all black musicians of his era adopted to some degree, and much of the criticism that they earned him came from the fact that Armstrong's career lasted so much longer than most of his black contemporaries and he [[DiscoDan never changed his behavior]].
16th Apr '16 10:43:47 PM Scorpio3002
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* BrokenSmile: His performance at the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xIjBU-TS4k 1970 Newport Jazz Festival]] was some variation of this. He was the honored guest of the performance, and despite his failing health he elected to go against his DoctorsOrders and sing at it. The whole performance shows him alternating between his trademark cheery smile and being overcome with emotion and sobbing, all while never missing a note in the song. There is documentary footage of him being interviewed before the performance, [[HeroicBSOD breaking into tears at the thought of going on that stage without singing]].
* ChartDisplacement: Although today his best known song is ''What a Wonderful World'', the song was a flop within his lifetime. His actual signature song was ''When it's Sleepy Time Down South''.


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* FollowTheLeader: He had what historians refer to as a "Gravity of Style" which caused musicians to emulate the way he played, whether they were conscious of it or not. As such, his influence on Jazz as a whole cannot possibly be overstated.


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* MoodWhiplash: See BrokenSmile above.


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** That said, it must be noted that many of his mannerisms on stage descended directly from Minstrelsy. In particular, the handkerchief which never left his hand; coming from the minstrel tradition of blackfaced characters making a show of how hard they were working to entertain their (white) audience. However these were mannerisms which nearly all black musicians of his era adopted to some degree, and much of the criticism that they earned him came from the fact that Armstrong's career lasted so much longer than most of his black contemporaries and [[DiscoDan never changed his behavior]].
* WeaksauceWeakness: Addiction was an epidemic within jazz music circles. Many succumbed to alcoholism, or turned to even harder drugs like heroin. Armstrong, however, was addicted to ''laxatives''.
11th Apr '16 3:47:57 PM 04tele
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* {{Crossover}}: Recorded duets with Music/EllaFitzgerald and made an album together with Music/DukeEllington.

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* {{Crossover}}: Recorded duets with Music/EllaFitzgerald and made an album together with Music/DukeEllington.
8th Sep '15 8:51:45 AM Kitchen90
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Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971) was a massively influential {{Jazz}} musician. Born in New Orleans, he learned how to play the trumpet and cornet, and engaged in a fifty-year career in jazz. He is considered the {{Trope Codifier}} for many basic elements of jazz, including improvisation and {{scat singing}}.

Nowadays, his most well-known contribution to pop culture is the song "What A Wonderful World", which is frequently used for {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}.

He was the first African American to host a nationally broadcast radio show in the [[TheThirties 1930s]]. He's also had several film appearances such as ''Film/HighSociety'' and the film version of ''Theatre/HelloDolly'', and a few where he played himself: ''New Orleans'', ''The Five Pennies'' and ''Film/ASongIsBorn''.

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Louis '''Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Armstrong''' (August 4, 4th 1901 - -- July 6, 6th 1971) was a massively influential {{Jazz}} musician. Born in New Orleans, he learned how to play the trumpet and cornet, and engaged in a fifty-year career in jazz. He is considered the {{Trope Codifier}} for many basic elements of jazz, including improvisation and {{scat singing}}.

Nowadays, his most well-known contribution to pop culture is the song "What A Wonderful World", which is frequently used for {{Soundtrack Dissonance}}.

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He was the first African American African-American to host a nationally broadcast radio show in the [[TheThirties 1930s]].TheThirties. He's also had several film appearances such as ''Film/HighSociety'' and the film version of ''Theatre/HelloDolly'', and a few where he played himself: ''New Orleans'', ''The Five Pennies'' and ''Film/ASongIsBorn''.






* CoolOldGuy: Well ''duh''. In 1964 he kicked Music/TheBeatles out of the #1 spot with "Hello Dolly!"...when Satchmo was 63! ''[[Music/TheBeatles The]] '''[[Music/TheBeatles BEATLES!]]'''''

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* CoolOldGuy: Well ''duh''. In 1964 he kicked Music/TheBeatles out of the #1 spot with "Hello Dolly!"...when Satchmo Dolly!" He was 63! ''[[Music/TheBeatles The]] '''[[Music/TheBeatles BEATLES!]]'''''
10th Apr '15 4:58:44 AM Patachou
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* {{Crossover}}: Recorded duets with Music/EllaFitzgerald and made an album together with Music/DukeEllington.



* LocationSong: "West End Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South".

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* LocationSong: "West End Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South".South", all nostalgic and melancholic tracks and songs about these locations.
10th Apr '15 4:54:58 AM Patachou
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* LocationSong: "West End Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South".
5th Feb '15 2:11:45 AM 06tele
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* RivalsTeamUp: Creator/DukeEllington wasn't exactly a rival to Armstrong as they weren't competing with each other, but the one album that they made together, 1961's ''The Great Summit'', contains much awesomeness of the kind invoked by this trope.
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