Louis Armstrong: The Most Influential Artist In Jazz Music

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Louis Armstrong was a singer, soloist, comedian, trumpeter and a film star. He was and still is considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known best for songs like “What a Wonderful World,” “ Stardust,” and "La Vie En Rose." In Armstrong’s early career he received a call from King Oliver to come to Chicago and join his Creole Jazz Band on second cornet and he accepted. He made his first record with Oliver on April 5, 1923, thus the start of Armstrong’s career with his first recorded solo being “Blues Chimes.” He soon began dating Lillian Hardin, a pianist in the band. Lillian thought Oliver was holding him back so she tried to get Armstrong to cut ties with Oliver and join Fletcher Henderson’s Orchestra. Armstrong

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