The Role Of Louis Armstrong In The 1920's

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During the Roaring Twenties, people started spending more money and having more free time. They got this free time because of an increase in production, letting them out of the factories more. With more time on there hands, people started to listen to musicians like louis Armstrong. Armstrong played a significant role in the 1920’s by changing the way people looked at jazz music.
Armstrong was born August 4,1901 in New Orleans. The section where Armstrong was born was so poor it was nicknamed “The Battlefield”. In 1912 Armstrong was sent to the New Orleans Home for Colored Waifs for shooting a gun in the air to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There he received musical instruction on how to play the cornet. Soon Armstrong learned that he loved music and started getting his reputation as one of the finest blues players.
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While playing with his band, Armstrong also performed nightly at clubs and silent films. Later in Armstrong's career he joined the Hot 5 and later Hot 7. While playing with the Hot 7 Armstrong made some hit songs including “Potato Head Blues” and “Alligator Crawl”. Louis Armstrong is a impressive representation of the 1920’s because he represents the music from this time. Some of his recording with the Hot 7 are generally known as a great example of 20’s music. The thing that made Armstrong different than other jazz musicians was his signature high notes in the trumpet. These notes as well as solo playing is what made Louis Armstrong such a big influence in the Roaring
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