History Music / LouisArmstrong

4th Sep '16 10:35:22 PM DeltaDart
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* WhenImGoneSong: ''What A Wonderful World'' is a Type 3.
2nd Sep '16 1:50:42 AM 06tele
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** Likewise, the titular Invisible Man of Ralph Ellison's ''Literature/{{Invisible Man}}'' plays Armstrong's version of ''(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue'' in the novel's introduction.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: His public persona was being a man who was eternally happy and joyful. Yet he could also play and sing melancholic tunes, like ''Black And Blue''.

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** Likewise, the titular Invisible Man of Ralph Ellison's ''Literature/{{Invisible Man}}'' plays Armstrong's version of ''(What "(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue'' Blue" in the novel's introduction.
* TookALevelInCheerfulness: His public persona was being a man who was eternally happy and joyful. Yet he could also play and sing melancholic tunes, like ''Black "Black And Blue''.Blue".
2nd Sep '16 1:50:00 AM 06tele
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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'', as well as his cover of "Hello Dolly" in the 1960's.

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* ChartDisplacement: Today his best known song is ''What "What a Wonderful World''.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 "When it's Sleepy Time Down South'', South", as well as his cover of "Hello Dolly" in the 1960's.
2nd Sep '16 1:49:21 AM 06tele
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!!Songs Of note:

* ''West End Blues''
* ''Struttin' With Some Barbecue''
* ''Stardust''
* ''What A Wonderful World''
* ''When The Saints Go Marching In''
* ''Dream A Little Dream Of Me''
* ''Ain't Misbehavin'''
* ''Stompin' At The Savoy''
* ''(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue''
* ''[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService We Have All The Time In The World]]''
* ''Hello, Dolly!''
* ''Heebie Jeebies''
* ''St. James Infirmary''
* ''Mack the Knife''

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!!Songs Of of note:

* ''West "West End Blues''
Blues"
* ''Struttin' "Struttin' With Some Barbecue''
Barbecue"
* ''Stardust''
"Stardust"
* ''What "What A Wonderful World''
World"
* ''When "When The Saints Go Marching In''
In"
* ''Dream "Dream A Little Dream Of Me''
Me"
* ''Ain't Misbehavin'''
"Ain't Misbehavin'"
* ''Stompin' "Stompin' At The Savoy''
Savoy"
* ''(What "(What Did I Do To Be So) Black and Blue''
Blue"
* ''[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService "[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService We Have All The Time In The World]]''
World]]"
* ''Hello, Dolly!''
"Hello, Dolly!"
* ''Heebie Jeebies''
"Heebie Jeebies"
* ''St. "St. James Infirmary''
Infirmary"
* ''Mack "Mack the Knife''
Knife"



!!Albums Of note:

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!!Albums Of of note:



* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''High Society Calypso'' for the 1956 film ''High Society'.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: ''High "High Society Calypso'' Calypso" for the 1956 film ''High Society'.



* MurderBallad: ''Mack The Knife'', ''You Rascal You.'' It's been noted that in Armstrong's early years playing sleazy dives in New Orleans, he would have known plenty of Mack the Knifes.

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* MurderBallad: ''Mack "Mack The Knife'', ''You Knife", "You Rascal You.'' You". It's been noted that in Armstrong's early years playing sleazy dives in New Orleans, he would have known plenty of Mack the Knifes.



* RealSongThemeTune: ''Frank's Place'' used ''Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?''.

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* RealSongThemeTune: ''Frank's Place'' "Frank's Place" used ''Do "Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?''.Orleans?".



* SomethingBlues: ''West End Blues'', ''Potatohead Blues'',...

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* SomethingBlues: ''West "West End Blues'', ''Potatohead Blues'',...Blues", "Potato Head Blues"...



* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' uses ''A Kiss To Build A Dream On'' in the beginning.

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' uses ''A "A Kiss To Build A Dream On'' On" in the beginning.
2nd Sep '16 1:46:48 AM 06tele
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* UncleTomFoolery: The always jolly Armstrong was often accused of doing this, but jazz critic Gary Giddins has retorted that to dislike or resent Armstrong's eternally cheerful demeanour is to diminish him as an artist by refusing to allow him to be himself; Armstrong projected confidence and warmth without ever losing dignity.

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* UncleTomFoolery: The always jolly Subverted. Armstrong was often accused of doing this, but jazz critic Gary Giddins has retorted that to dislike or resent Armstrong's eternally cheerful demeanour is to diminish him as an artist by refusing to allow him to be himself; Armstrong projected confidence and warmth without ever losing dignity.



* 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''.

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* 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''.[[note]]He famously carried a jar of Swiss Kriss laxative pills around with him, and urged them on everyone he met. Downplayed in that they don't seem to have done him any harm; his enthusiasm for laxatives was regarded by people around him as an amusing personality quirk, not a serious health problem.[[/note]]
2nd Sep '16 1:35:27 AM 06tele
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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.
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''.
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