Louis Armstrong


Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971),[1] nicknamed Satchmo[2] or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer who became one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music. His career spanned from the 1920s to the 1960s, covering many different eras of jazz.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance[citation needed]. With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing.

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong’s influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to “cross over”, whose skin color was secondary to his music in an America that was extremely racially divided. He rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, but took a well-publicized stand for desegregation during the Little Rock Crisis. His artistry and personality allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society which were highly restricted for black men of his era.


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Armstrong in 1953
Background information
Born August 4, 1901
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died July 6, 1971 (aged 69)
Corona, Queens, New York City, U.S.
Genres Dixieland, jazz, swing, traditional pop, scat
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Trumpet, cornet, vocals
Years active c. 1914–1971
Associated acts Joe “King” Oliver, Ella Fitzgerald, Kid Ory, Jack Teagarden

List of songs recorded


Chronology of the recordings of Armstrong’s songs:

Song title Year(s) recorded
Just Gone 1923-04-05[84][85]
Canal Street Blues 1923[85]
Mandy Lee Blues 1923[85]
I’m Going Away to Wear You Off My Mind 1923[85]
Chimes Blues 1923[85]
Weather Bird Rag 1923[86]
Dipper Mouth Blues[86] (Dippermouth Blues) 1923, 1946[87]
Froggie Moore 1923[86]
Snake Rag 1923
Sweet Lovin’ Man 1923[88]
High Society Rag 1923[89]
Sobbin’ Blues 1923[89]
Where Did You Stay Last Night? 1923[89]
Jazzin’ Babies’ Blues 1923[90]
Buddy’s Habit 1923[89]
Tears 1923[89]
I Ain’t Gonna Tell Nobody 1923[89]
Room Rent Blues 1923[89]
Riverside Blues 1923[89]
Sweet Baby Doll 1923[91]
Workin’ Man Blues 1923
Mabel’s Dream 1923[89]
Chattanooga Stomp 1923
London (Cafe) Blues 1923
Camp Meeting Blues 1923[92]
New Orleans Stomp 1923[93]
Manda 1924
Go ‘Long, Mule 1924
Tell Me Dreamy Eyes 1924
My Rose Marie 1924
Don’t Forget You’ll Regret Day by Day 1924
Shanghai Shuffle 1924
See See Blues 1924[94]
See See Rider Blues 1924
Jelly Bean Blues 1924
Countin’ the Blues 1924
Texas Mooner Blues 1924
Early in the Morning 1924[95]
Of All the Wrongs You’ve Done to Me 1924
One of These Days 1924
My Dream Man 1924
The Meanest Kind of Blues 1924
Naughty Man 1924[96]
How Come You Do Me Like You Do 1924
Araby[97] (The Sheik of Araby) 1924
Everybody Loves My Baby 1924
Papa, Mama’s All Alone Blues 1924
Changeable Daddy of Mine 1924[97]
Terrible Blues 1924
Santa Claus Blues 1924[98]
Baby I Can’t Use You No More 1924
Trouble Everywhere I Roam 1924
Prince of Wails 1924[98]
Mandy Make Up Your Mind 1924
Poor House Blues 1924
Anybody Here Want to Try My Cabbage 1924
Thunderstorm Blues 1924
If I Lose, Let Me Lose (Mama Don’t Mind) 1924
Screamin’ the Blues 1924[99]
Good Time Flat Blues 1924
I’m a Little Blackbird Looking for a Bluebird 1924
Nobody Knows the Way I Feel Dis Mornin’ 1924
Early Every Morn 1924[100]
You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon 1925
I’ll See You in My Dreams 1925
Sobbin’ Hearted Blues 1925
Cold in Hand Blues 1925
Why Couldn’t It Be Poor Little Me? 1925[101]
Bye and Bye 1925[102][103]
Play Me Slow 1925[103]
Alabamy Bound 1925
Swanee Butterfly 1925
Poplar Street Blues 1925
12th Street Blues 1925
Me Neenyah (My Little One) 1925
You’ve Got to Beat Me to Keep Me 1925[104]
Mining Camp Blues 1925
Cast Away 1925
Papa De-Da-Da 1925
The World’s Jazz Crazy and So Am I 1925
Railroad Blues 1925[105]
Shipwrecked Blues 1925
Court House Blues 1925
My John Blues 1925
Memphis Bound 1925
When You Do What You Do 1925[106]
Just Wait ‘Til You See My Baby Do the Charleston 1925
Livin’ High Sometimes 1925
Coal Cart Blues 1925
T N T 1925[107]
Carolina Stomp 1925
Squeeze Me 1925,[108] 1928[109]
You Can’t Shush Katie (The Gabbiest Girl in Town) 1925
Lucy Long 1925
I Ain’t Gonna Play No Second Fiddle 1925
Low Land Blues 1925
Kid Man Blues 1925[108]
Lazy Woman’s Blues 1925[110]
Lonesome Lovesick 1925[110]
Gambler’s Dream 1925[110]
Sunshine Baby 1925[110]
Adam and Eve Had the Blues 1925[110]
Put it Where I Can Get it 1925[110]
Washwoman Blues 1925[110]
I’ve Stopped My Man 1925[110]
My Heart 1925-11-12[111]
Yes! I’m In The Barrel 1925-11-12[111]
Gut Bucket Blues 1925-11-12[111]
Come Back Sweet Papa 1926[112]
Lonesome, All Alone And Blue 1926[112]
Trouble In Mind 1926[112]
A Georgia Man[113] 1926[112]
You’ve Got To Go Home On Time[113] 1926[112]
What Kind O’ Man Is That[113] 1926[112]
Deep Water Blues 1926[113]
G’wan, I Told You 1926[113]
Lonesome hours 1926[113]
Georgia Grind 1926[113]
Heebie Jeebies 1926[114]
Cornet Chop Suey 1926[113]
Oriental Strut 1926[113]
You’re Next 1926[113]
Muskrat Ramble 1926
A Jealous Woman Like Me 1926[113]
Special Delivery Blues 1926[113]
Jack O’diamond Blues 1926[113]
The Mail Train Blues 1926[113]
I Feel Good 1926[113]
A Man For Every Day Of The Week 1926[113]
After I Say I’m Sorry 1926[113]
Georgia Bo Bo 1926[113]
Static Strut 1926[113]
Stomp Off, Let’s Go 1926[113]
Drop That Sack 1926[113]
Willie the Weeper 1927[115]
Wild Man Blues 1927[116]
Melancholy 1927[116]
Dead Drunk Blues 1927[116]
Have You Ever Been Down? 1927[116]
Lazy Man Blues 1927[116]
The Flood Blues 1927[116]
Chicago Breakdown 1927[117]
Alligator Crawl 1927[117]
Potato Head Blues 1927[117]
Weary Blues 1927[118]
Twelfth Street Rag 1927[117]
Keyhole Blues 1927[118]
S. O. L. Blues 1927[119]
Gully Low Blues 1927[119]
That’s When I’ll Come Back To You 1927[119]
The Last Time 1927[119]
Struttin’ With Some Barbeque 1927[120]
Got No Blues 1927[120]
Once In A While 1927[120]
I’m Not Rough 1927[120]
Hotter Than That 1927[121]
Savoy Blues 1927[122]
A Monday Date 1928[121]
Don’t Jive Me 1928[121]
West End Blues 1928[122]
Sugar Foot Strut 1928[109]
Two Deuces 1928[109]
Save It Pretty Mama 1928[123]
Weather Bird 1928[123]
Muggles 1928[123]
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love 1928[123]
Baby! 1928[124]
I Sweathearts On Parade 1928[124]
I Must Have That Man! 1928[123]
I Heah Me Talkin’ To Ya? 1928[124]
St. James Infirmary[125] 1928[126]
St. James Infirmary Blues 1928[127]
Tight Like This 1928[126]
Knockin’ A Jug 1929[128]
Mahogany Hall Stomp 1929[128]
S’Posin’ 1929[129]
To Be In Love (Espesh’lly With You) 1929[129]
Funny Feathers 1929[129]
How Do You Do It That Way? 1929[129]
When You’re Smiling 1929[130]
After You’ve Gone 1929[130]
I Ain’t Got Nobody 1929[130]
Dallas Blues 1929[131]
Saint Louis Blues 1929[131]
Rockin’ Chair 1929[131]
Ain’t Misbehavin’ 1929
Song Of The Islands 1930[132]
What It Takes To Bring You Back 1930[131]
Bessie Couldn’t Help It 1930[131]
Blue Turning Grey Over You 1930[132]
Dear Old Southland 1930,[133] 1947[134]
My Sweet 1930[133]
I Can’t Believe That You’re in Love with Me 1930[133]
If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight) 1930[135]
EX-FLAME 1930[135]
Body and Soul 1930[135]
Memories of You 1930[136]
You’re Lucky to Me 1930[136]
Sweethearts on Parade 1930 (December[62])
Just a Gigolo 1931[137]
Shine 1931[137]
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home 1931[137]
I Surrender Dear 1931[137]
When It’s Sleepy Time Down South 1931,[138] 1944[139]
Blue Again 1931[138]
Little Joe 1931[138]
I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You 1931[138]
Them There Eyes 1931[140]
When Your Lover Has Gone 1931[140]
Lazy River[140] (Up A) Lazy River) 1931[141]
Chinatown, My Chinatown 1931,[140] 1932[142]
You Can Depend on Me 1931[143]
Georgia On My Mind 1931[143]
The Lonesome Road 1931[143]
I Got Rhythm 1931[143]
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea 1932[144]
Kickin’ the Gong Around 1932[144]
All of Me 1932[144]
Rhapsody in Black and Blue 1932[142]
High Society 1932,[145] 1933[146]
That’s My Home 1932[147]
Hobo, You Can’t Ride This Train 1932[147]
I Hate to Leave You Now 1932[147]
You’ll Wish You’d Never Been Born 1932[147]
Love, You Funny Thing 1932 – charted in March[62]
I’ve Got the World on a String 1933[148]
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 1933[148]
Hustlin’ and Bustlin’ for Baby 1933[148]
Sittin’ in the Dark 1933[148]
He’s a Son of the South 1933[149]
Some Sweet Day 1933[149]
Basin Street Blues 1933[149]
Honey, Do! 1933[150]
Snow Ball 1933[150]
I’m in the Mood for Love“/”You Are My Lucky Star 1935
Swing You Cats 1933[150]
Alexander’s Ragtime Band 1937
Public Melody Number One 1937
When the Saints Go Marching In 1938, 1946[87]
No Love No Nothing 1944[139]
Is My Baby Blue Tonight 1944[139]
Blues in the Night 1944[139]
Keep on Jumpin’ 1944[139]
Harlem on Parade 1944[139]
(Unknown titles) 1944-06-07[139]
King Porter Stomp 1944[139]
It’s Love, Love, Love 1944[139]
Whatcha Say 1944[151]
Groovin’ 1944[151]
Baby Don’t You Cry 1944[151]
Louise 1944[151]
Goin’ My Way? 1944[151]
Sweet and Lovely 1944[151]
Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby 1944[151]
Perdido 1944[152]
Me and Brother Bill 1944[152]
Swingin’ on a Star 1944[152]
Confessin’ 1944[152]
It Had to be You 1944[152]
Solid Sam 1944[152]
Dance with the Dolly 1944[153]
I’ll Walk Alone 1944[153]
Jack-Armstrong Blues 1944[153]
Confessin’ that I Love You 1944[153]
I Wonder 1945
Raymond Street Blues 1946[87]
Flee as a Bird 1946[87]
Shimme-Sha-Wabble 1946[87]
Ballin’ the Jack 1946[87]
Brahms’ Lullaby 1946[87]
The Blues Are Brewin’ 1946[87]
Endie 1946[154]
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 1946[154]
Where the Blues Were Born in New Orleans 1946[154]
You Won’t Be Satisfied 1946 and[155] 1947
Stompin’ at the Savoy 1947[155]
If I Loved You 1947[155]
Mop Mop 1947[155]
Back O’Town Blues 1947[155]
Roll ‘Em 1947[155]
I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder 1947[156]
I Believe 1947[156]
Why Douby My Love? 1947[156]
It Takes Time 1947[156]
You Don’t Learn That in School 1947[156]
Reminiscin’ with Louis 1947[157]
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans and Intro 1947[157]
2:19 Blues 1947[157]
‘Way Down Yonder in New Orleans 1947[158]
Pennies from Heaven 1947[159]
Royal Garden Blues 1947[160]
Panama 1947[160]
Someday You’ll Be Sorry 1947[134]
Tiger Rag 1947[134]
Before Long 1947[161]
Lovely Weather We’re Having 1947[161]
Black and Blue 1947[161]
Lover 1947[162]
On the Sunny Side of the Street 1947[163]
Baby Won’t You Please Come Home 1947[163]
That’s My Desire 1947[163]
C-Jam Blues 1947[163]
How High the Moon 1947[163]
Boff Boff 1947[163]
Blues from the Sky 1948[164]
The Flat Footed Foogie 1948[164]
I Ain’t Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly 1948[164]
Roll 1948[164]
Blue Skies 1948[164]
Velma’s Blues 1948[165]
I Cried Last Night 1948[165]
Steak Face 1948[165]
Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues 1948[165]
Stars Fell on Alabama 1948[166]
Buzz Me Baby 1948[166]
Tea for Two 1948[166]
Someone to Watch over Me 1948[166]
Honeysuckle Rose 1948[166]
The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else 1948[167]
Together 1948[167]
Don’t Fence Me In 1948[167]
That’s A Plenty 1948[167]
East of the Sun 1948[167]
Tin Roof Blues 1948[168]
Little White Lies 1948[168]
Shadrack“/”When the saints go marching in” 1948[168]
Maybe You’ll Be There 1948[168]
When We Are Dancing 1951
April in Paris 1956[169]
Autumn in New York 1957[170]
Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way 1957[171]
Hello, Dolly! 1964
What a Wonderful World 1967
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah 1968
Back Home Again in Indiana 1951[172]
Big Butter and Egg Man 1926[173]
Blueberry Hill 1947[174]
C’est si bon 1950[175]
Can’t We Be Friends 1956[169]
Cheek to Cheek 1956[169]
Cold, Cold Heart 1951[176]
Cool Yule 1953[177]
Dream a Little Dream of Me 1950[178]
El Choclo 1952
Frankie and Johnny 1959[179]
Get Together 1970[180]
Gone Fishin’ 1951[181]
The Gypsy in My Soul 1957[182]
Hey Lawdy Mama 1941[183]
High Society Calypso 1956[184]
I Get Ideas 1951[185]
It’s Been a Long, Long Time 1964[186]
Jeepers Creepers 1938[187]
A Kiss to Build a Dream On 1951[185]
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off 1957[170]
Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love 1957[188]
Mack the Knife 1955[189]
Moon River 1964[186]
Moonlight in Vermont 1956[169]
Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen 1938[190]
Now You Has Jazz 1956[184]
On a Little Bamboo Bridge 1937[191]
On My Way 1958[192]
Red Sails in the Sunset 1935[193]
Skokiaan 1954[194]
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child 1958[195]
If We Never Meet Again 1930
Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel No. 9) 1930[196]
Stardust 1931[197]
Takes Two to Tango 1952[197]
That Lucky Old Sun 1949[198]
They All Laughed 1957[170]
Uncle Satchmo’s Lullaby 1959[199]
La Vie en rose 1950[200]
We Have All the Time in the World 1969[201]
Willow Weep for Me 1957[188]
Winter Wonderland 1952[202]

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