Armstrong, Daniel Louis 'Satchmo' 4.aug.1901-6.jul.1971 USA Louisiana, New Orleans - NY, Corona
jazz trumpeter, singer ; illegitimate son of turpentine factory worker William Armstrong (1881-1933) and prostitute Mary Ann Albert (Louisiana, Boutte apr.1885-1942), William abandoned the family shortly after Louis' birth and he was raised by his grandmother Josephine Armstrong and of age 5 by his mother Mary Albert ; 1918 he married 21 year old prostitute Daisy Parker, divorced 1922 ; feb.1924 he married pianist Lillian Hardin, separated aug.1931, divorced 1938 ; oct.1938 he married Alpha Smith, divorced 1942 ; 12.oct.1942 he married dancer Lucille Wilson

[Louis has always said he was born 4.jul.1900 starting with his 12.sep.1918 WWI draft registration and this date is even on his social security registration, but his baptismal certificate found in 1988 by Thaddeus B Jones proved that he was born 4.aug.1901 and baptized 25.aug.1901 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church]

Title Parts

[J] Weatherbird rag
Olivers Creole Jazz Band 1923. King Oliver cornet, Louis Armstrong trumpet, Johnny Dodds clarinet, Lil Hardin piano, Baby Dodds drums

recommended recordings (Parlophone) :
[] 1925 St Louis blues, Cold in hand blues, Reckless blues. Bessie Smith voice
[] 1925-1927 Cornet chop suey, Potato head blues, Gully Low blues, Once in a while, Savoy blues, Willie the weeper
[] 1928 Muggles, West End blues, Tight like this, Basin Street blues, St James infirmary, No one else but you
[] c1933 Second Basin Street blues

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