This paper discusses the life of Louis Armstrong and the important contributions that he made to jazz and to popular music in general. Reviews Armstrong’s early years including his impoverished childhood and his early experiences with music; follows Armstrong’s work as leader of his own groups (The Hot Five, the Hot Seven), and appraises Armstrong as a popular entertainer. Includes an initial outline of the paper. KEYWORDS: jazz musicians big band Armstrong. MLA Style. 7 pages, 19 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources. 1,766 words.
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