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With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Louis Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).

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With his instantly recognizable gravelly voice, Louis Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).

Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby

Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Photographed by Bob Willoughby

Louis Armstrong - Saw him live at the Minneapolis Auditorium 1960's. Greatest of the great.

Louis Armstrong - Saw him live at the Minneapolis Auditorium 1960's. Greatest of the great.

Louis Armstrong - easy the greatest live show I ever saw featured Louis Armstrong. Unforgettable.

Louis Armstrong - easy the greatest live show I ever saw featured Louis Armstrong. Unforgettable.

Louis Armstrong.. Arguably the best trumpet player of all time.

Louis Armstrong.. Arguably the best trumpet player of all time.

Jazz great Louis Armstrong - Photog: Gene Trindl http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2859046912/nm0001918?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_bts_25

Jazz great Louis Armstrong - Photog: Gene Trindl http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2859046912/nm0001918?ref_=nmmi_mi_all_bts_25

Louis Armstrong poster

Louis Armstrong poster

The wonderful Louis Armstrong was born today 8-4 in 1901. His inventive trumpet playing, scat singing, duos with so many of the famous singers through his years have left us with a rich arsenal of great 'Satchmo' songs. His charismatic stage presence was like no other - he was a unique gift to American music. He passed away in 1971 and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

The wonderful Louis Armstrong was born today 8-4 in 1901. His inventive trumpet playing, scat singing, duos with so many of the famous singers through his years have left us with a rich arsenal of great 'Satchmo' songs. His charismatic stage presence was like no other - he was a unique gift to American music. He passed away in 1971 and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.

Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday

Louis Armstrong & Billie Holiday

Louis Armstrong [1901, New Orleans, LA - 1971, Corona, New York City, NY] nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.

Louis Armstrong [1901, New Orleans, LA - 1971, Corona, New York City, NY] nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music.

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Lyrics)

Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World (Lyrics)

Louis Armstrong in Paris 1934...Il est toujours vivant dans nos oreilles avec JAZZ@TABLE, les concerts acoustiques gratuits au Café de France SAINTE MAXIME (VAR). www.lecafedefrance.fr

Louis Armstrong in Paris 1934...Il est toujours vivant dans nos oreilles avec JAZZ@TABLE, les concerts acoustiques gratuits au Café de France SAINTE MAXIME (VAR). www.lecafedefrance.fr

Love the use of 'JAZZ!' coming out of the trumpet!

Satchmo the Great, 1957

Love the use of 'JAZZ!' coming out of the trumpet!

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong