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Louis armstrong: an american success story is a biography of one of america's most important musicians, who was born in extreme poverty and never had a real music lesson, but became world famous for his singing and trumpet playing armstrong's greatest obstacle was defying his presumed fate, he was born in the south at a time when. Louis armstrong has undoubtedly left a strong and lasting impression on modern music often referred to as the father of jazz, he revolutionized the way people listen to and play music with his unmistakable vocals and solo style, he recorded some of the most influential jazz albums ever. Louis daniel armstrong (august 4, 1901 - july 6, 1971), nicknamed satchmo, satch, and pops, was an american trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. View notes - the life of louis armstrong from musi 154 at marquette university adam kuczynski history of jazz paper 2 the life of louis armstrong when analyzing great jazz musicians of the 20th.
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He is regarded as one of the most important and influential musicians in the history of jazz music early life louis daniel armstrong was born in new orleans on august 4, 1901. This picture of louis armstrong is significant to us history because he represents the struggling american who faced many hardships and overcame them to fulfill his dream of becoming a jazz musician despite racism and discrimination he continued to keep living his life normally and performing new music.
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