SUPPORT LMHOF
DONATE - TODAY!
HOME
.
-
ALL INDUCTEES
-
Trace Adkins
Louis Armstrong
.
Marcia Ball
Dave Bartholomew
Harold Battiste
BeauSoleil
Tab Benoit
Rod Bernard
Boswell Sisters
Kix Brooks
James Burton
.
Bobby Charles
Chubby Carrier
Clifton Chenier
Jay Chevalier
Jimmy Clanton
Congo Square
Bill Conti
Cowboy Mouth
Floyd Cramer
Sugarboy Crawford
.
Dale and Grace
Dash Rip Rock
Jimmie Davis
Deacon John
Dixie Cups
Fats Domino
.
Elvis Presley
.
D J Fontana
Frankie Ford
Pete Fountain
John Fred &
Playboy Band
.
Mickey Gilley
Henry Gray
Buddy Guy
.
Slim Harpo
Dale Hawkins
Hunter Hayes
Clarence Henry
Al Hirt
Dick Holler
Johnny Horton
.
Mahalia Jackson
Al Johnson
Kidd Jordan
.
Ernie K-Doe
Luther Kent
Doug Kershaw
Sammy Kershaw
Bobby Kimball
Jean Knight
Ronnie Kole
.
Jerry LaCroix
Sonny Landreth
Lead Belly
LeRoux
Jerry Lee Lewis
Stan Lewis
Lillian Axe
Little Richard
Little Walter
LA Hayride 48-'60
LSU Tiger Band
.
Cosimo Matassa
Dennis McGee
Gerry McGee
Tommy McLain
Ellis Marsalis
Master P
Tim McGraw
D L Menard
S J Montalbano
Jelly Roll Morton
.
Kenny Neal
Aaron Neville
Neville Brothers
Jimmy Newman
Randy Newman
.
Joe Osborn
-
Robert Parker
Phil Phillips
Webb Pierce
Potliquor
Louis Prima
Lloyd Price
-
Wardell Quezergue
.
Eddy Raven
The Radiators
Mac Rebennack
River Road
Johnny Rivers
Rockin' Dopsie
Rockin Dopsie Jr
-
Mike Shepherd
Percy Sledge
Jo-El Sonnier
Benny Spellman
Joe Stampley
Warren Storm
.
Joe Tex
Irma Thomas
Luke Thompson
Wayne Toups
Allen Toussaint
Wilson Turbinton
.
The Uniques
-
Vince Vance
.
Larry Williams
Lucinda Williams
Gregg Wright
-
Zebra
-
SONGWRITERS
Andrew Bernard
Tony Haselden
Casey Kelly
Huey P. Long & Castro Carazo
Leon Medica
Cyril Vetter
-
PERFORMERS
Charles Connor
Paul Ferrara
-
INDUSTRY
Bill Johnston
Paul Marx
Larry McKinley
Eddie Shuler
-
ACADIANA
Bas Clas
Boogie Kings
Cookie & the Cupcakes
Sheryl Cormier
T K Hulin
Belton Richard
G G Shinn
Jivin' Gene
Iry LeJeune
Charles Mann
Queen Ida
Lil Buck Senegal
Willie Tee Trahan
-
BATON ROUGE
Clutch
C'Vello
The Dots
The Inn Crowd
James Johnson
Shotgun LeBoa
Raful Neal
Rudi Richard
Lee Tillman
Debbie Traylor
Zaemon
-
NEW ORLEANS
Lenny Capello
Joe Clay
Benny Grunch
Randy Jackson
Lil Freddie King
J J Muggler
Eddie Powers
Coco Robicheaux
Ernie Vincent
Walter Washington
-
NORTH LA
Al Ferrier
Bill Brent
-
FUTURE STARS
Glen D Andrews
L'Angelus
Amanda Shaw
Chase Tyler
-
NOTED GUESTS
Steve Cropper
Jimmy Hall
George Jones
Jim Peterik
-
LA MUSIQUE RECORDS
-
CERTIFIED LA ARTIST & MUSIC
-
MDL PUBLISHING
-
MdL Magazine
-
Sep 2014
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        
Full Calendar
HOME arrow Louis Armstrong (Mini-MP3-Player v2.2 (c) Ute Jacobi - unregistered version - Only Free for NonCommercial Website)

Image

LOUIS ARMSTRONG (b. Aug. 1, 1901 – d. July 5, 1971): Watching film clips of jazz legend Louis Armstrong mopping the sweat from his brow with a white silk handkerchief, one would never guess he spent his early boyhood digging through New Orleans garbage cans in search of food.  A product of one of the poorest sections of the city, he developed street smarts and a dirty mouth at an early age.  Sent to the Jones Home for Colored Waifs at the age of 13 for firing a pistol on New Year’s Eve, he got his first introduction to the cornet. 

 

A year later he played places like the Come Clean Dance Hall, the Funky Butt Hall, and the Mahogany Hall.  He worked the infamous Storyville district as a musician and as a pimp but abandoned the seamier side of life when one of his girls stabbed him. 

 

Relocating to Chicago in 1922, he hooked up with Joe “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band.  In 1935 he hired as his manager Joe Glaser, rumored to be connected to the Al Capone mob of Chicago.  Whether or not the rumors were true, Glaser proved to be a capable manager and freed Armstrong up to concentrate on his music with the knowledge that his manager was taking care of the business details.  Glaser remained his manager until his death in 1969. 

 

In May of 1964 he bumped the Beatles out of the number 1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 with Hello Dolly and in 1968 he had another number 1 hit with What a Wonderful World.  Both songs were indicative of his transition from playing the horn to performing vocals, a move necessitated by failing health following a 1959 heart attack.  It was his 1946 recording of West End Blues, however, that was chosen by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as one of 500 Songs that Shaped Rock & Roll. 

 

Armstrong was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Perhaps Satchmo said it best: “If it hadn’t been for jazz, there wouldn’t be no rock & roll.”  On July 6, 1971, Satchmo died in his sleep at his Queens, New York, home.  His funeral attracted over 25,000 mourners.  Pallbearers were Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and Johnny Carson.

 

In October of 2007, Louis Armstrong was Inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame.

 

To learn and experience more, please visit Louis Armstrong's Inductees Gallery and his 

Inductees Videos Gallery under "GALLERIES MUSIQUE" on this site. 

 

Bio courtesy of Tom Aswell - Author of "Louisiana Rocks - The True Genesis Of Rock And Roll"

Be sure to visit Louis Armstrong's Inductees Video Gallery and Inductee's Gallery under "GALLERIES MUSIQUE" on this site.

 

 
< Prev   Next >
mod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_countermod_vvisit_counter