Louis Armstrong Term Paper

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Louis Armstrong

When most of us here the word leader we think of a superior being. A person that is
totally unlike any other. There have been many leaders in the past centuries. One that I
found most significant was Louis Armstrong. He was a great musician in so many ways. He
patented his own style of music that became known and loved all over the world.

Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mayanne and
William Armstrong. Louis had many great accomplishments throughout his life. While doing
what he loved he became a leader everyone loved and recognized. Louis had a hard and
painful childhood. His father abandoned the family when Louis was just a little baby. Over
the next five years Louis lived with his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong. At just the age
of six Louis and three other boys form a vocal quartet and they would perform on the
street corners for tips.

In 1922 at the age of 21 Louis moves to Chicago to play second cornet in the band of Joe
Oliver. As Louis performs he is slowly being recognized for his music. Finally on April 5
1923 he recorded his first song at the Gennett Studios in Richmond, Indiana as a member of
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. In February of 1924 he marries Lil Hardin. She played the
piano for the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band. In September 1924 he leaves King Oliver and
moves to New York City to join the Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. He records a few songs
with them.

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