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Louis Armstrong

(1901—1971) American jazz musician

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Ada Brown

Ada Brown  

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B. Ada Scott, 1 May 1890, Junction City, Kansas, USA, d. 31 March 1950, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Raised in a musical environment (a cousin was ragtime pianist/composer James Scott) ...
Ahmed Abdullah

Ahmed Abdullah  

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B. Leroy Bland, 10 May 1947, New York City, New York, USA. Inspired originally by Louis Armstrong, Abdullah has played with mainstream jazzmen such as Cal Massey, R&B singers including ...
Al Fairweather

Al Fairweather  

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B. Alastair Fairweather, 12 June 1927, Edinburgh, Scotland, d. 21 June 1993. After a brief flirtation with the trombone, Fairweather settled on the trumpet and while still at school began ...
Al Morgan

Al Morgan  

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B. Albert Morgan, 19 August 1908, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 April 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA. The youngest of four Morgan brothers who all became professional musicians, he ...
Albert Nicholas

Albert Nicholas  

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B. 27 May 1900, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 3 September 1973, Basle, Switzerland. After taking lessons from Lorenzo Tio, the young Nicholas, a nephew of ‘Wooden’ Joe Nicholas, played ...
Alberta Hunter

Alberta Hunter  

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(b. 1 April 1895; d. 17 October 1984), blues singer and composer whose career spanned seven decades.“I’ve got the world in a jug, the stopper’s in my hand,” are ...
Allan Harris

Allan Harris  

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B. Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Harris was raised in a musical atmosphere, his mother, a singer, being a friend of Clarence Williams and Louis Armstrong both of ...
Alton Moore

Alton Moore  

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B. 7 October 1908, Selma, Alabama, USA, d. 1978, New York City, New York, USA. After being taught formally on baritone horn, Alton ‘Slim’ Moore took up the trombone and ...
An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)

An American Icon (Louis Armstrong album)  

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This is a lovingly-packaged three-CD collection of the recordings Armstrong did for the Decca label, during the years 1946-1968. It captures the icon himself - who, in the 20s and ...
Anat Cohen

Anat Cohen  

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B. 1975, Tel Aviv, Israel. Cohen was born into a musical family, her two brothers both playing instruments: alto and soprano saxophonist Yuval Cohen and trumpeter Avishai Cohen. She began ...
Andy Razaf

Andy Razaf  

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B. Andrea Menentania Razafinkeriefo, 16 December 1895, Washington, DC, USA, d. 3 February 1973, Hollywood, California, USA. Related to the Queen of Madagascar but raised in the USA, Razaf was ...
Apollo program

Apollo program  

The American space programme to land humans on the Moon. The three-seater Apollo spacecraft were launched to the Moon by Saturn V rockets. In orbit around the Moon, two astronauts entered the Lunar ...
Armstrong, Louis

Armstrong, Louis (b. 4 August 1901)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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(b. 4 August 1901; d. 6 July 1971),

jazz cornet player, trumpeter, and vocalist.

Armstrong, Louis

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World Encyclopedia

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nicknamed ‘Satchmo’. Armstrong was one of the most distinctive sounds in 20th-century music. He learned to play in New Orleans,

Armstrong, Louis

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Kathy J. Ogren

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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(1900?–1971), jazz trumpeter, band leader, vocalist.

One of the twentieth century's premier jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong was born in poverty in ...

Armstrong, Louis

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Black US jazz trumpet player and singer, also called ‘Satchmo’. His superb playing, abrasive voice, and irrepressible personality made him one of the best-loved entertainers of the ... More
Armstrong, Louis

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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American jazz trumpeter and singer. From 1917 played on MO river boats. Joined King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1922. Played often with ...

Armstrong Louis

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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4 ed.)

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b. 4 August 1901, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 July 1971, New York City, New York, USA. It is impossible to overstate Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong’s importance in jazz, as he was one of ... More
Artists and Models

Artists and Models  

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A series of revues mounted by the Shuberts in 1923, 1924, 1925, 1927, and 1930. Unlike the more lavishly dressed extravagant annual revues of this period, these shows emphasized nude ...
Arvell Shaw

Arvell Shaw  

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B. Arvell James Shaw, 15 September 1923, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 5 December 2002, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA. Although he had previously studied other instruments, Shaw began ...

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