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Louis Armstrong


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Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans. He grew up on the streets of New Orleans.

Louis first got a cornet and learned to play it.

Louis played creole music and jass, learning from the many musicians in New Orleans.

Louis joined the various street bands that strolled through New Orleans playing music.

Louis was invited to Chicago to play in bigger bands that made recordings.

Louis Armstrong

Louis began to play the trumpet and other horns. He became better and better.

Louis added singing and humor to his "act" and his voice became as popular as his music.

Louis lived to be seventy years old, and was recognized for his great contributions to American music.

Even in his last years, Louis created hit recordings.

"What a Wonderful World" was the most memorable of his final hits. The song expresses Louis' great love of life.

Louis Armstrong Star


Netlinks for Louis Armstrong

Recording of: Ain't Misbehavin'

Meet Louis Armstrong
personalized story

Country Music in Black and White

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderul World
in concert

South African Song

Page created March 21, 2010. Anne Pemberton. Updated Wed, Feb 10, 2012. AP.