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Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong is known as one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. He began learning trumpet at age 12 from a home music instructor, Peter Davis, in the New Orleans Colored Waifs Home for Boys. By seventeen he was sitting with local jazz bands, and in the 1920s he came into the light in his own group, the Stompers. Before the war he toured the U.S. and Europe. He sings a…

Date of Birth: August 04, 1901
Date of Death: July 06, 1971


Found 31 quotes by Louis Armstrong .
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"All music is folk music, I ain't never heard no horse sing a song" Louis Armstrong
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"We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself." Louis Armstrong
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"I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don't treat me right / shame on you!" Louis Armstrong
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"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?" Louis Armstrong
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"There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind." Louis Armstrong
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"If ya ain't got it in ya, ya can't blow it out" Louis Armstrong
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"Never play a thing the same way twice" Louis Armstrong
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"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song." Louis Armstrong
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"Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them." Louis Armstrong
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"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." Louis Armstrong
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"You blows who you is." Louis Armstrong
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"My whole life, my whole soul, my whole spirit is to blow that horn..." Louis Armstrong
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"The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night or something said long ago." Louis Armstrong
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"When I go to the Gate, I'll play a duet with Gabriel. Yeah, we'll play 'Sleepy Time Down South' and 'Hello, Dolly!.' Then he can blow a couple that he's been playing up there all the time." Louis Armstrong
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"What we play is life." Louis Armstrong
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"I never tried to prove nothing, just wanted to give a good show. My life has always been my music, it's always come first, but the music ain't worth nothing if you can't lay it on the public. The main thing is to live for that audience, 'cause what you're there for is to please the people." Louis Armstrong
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"There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind." Louis Armstrong
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"If you have to ask, then you'll never know (when asked 'what is jazz?')" Louis Armstrong
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"I don't let my mouth say nothin' my head can't stand" Louis Armstrong
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"The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician." Louis Armstrong
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"We're going to see a lot more young people entering entrepreneurial ventures." Louis Armstrong
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