LOUIS ARMSTRONG.  by andy551

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What a wonderful world – LOUIS ARMSTRONG.
Photoshop (pen tablet,my brushes and texture)

Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971),nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an “inventive” cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music’s focus from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, 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 greatly skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).

Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong’s influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general.

In 1964, he recorded his biggest-selling record, “Hello, Dolly!” The song went to 1 on the pop chart, making Armstrong (age 63) the oldest person to ever accomplish that feat.


  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Wow! Wonderful work!!

  • Thanks, I appreciate your stopping by.

    – andy551

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


    June 10, 2012
    Please submit this work within a week of award receipt to assure acceptance in the group as I do moderation in groups of six images by member!

  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Bravo Andy! So perfectly done and life like I could almost hear his laughter!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comments , much appreciated

    – andy551

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    Awesome work Andy!! You have captured the charisma ~ his great personality perfectly!!!!

  • Many thanks for this wonderful visit , and what a lovely comment, thank you!

    – andy551

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 2 years ago

    Brillant work of a great legend.

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Very nice rendition of this wonderful musician!

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 2 years ago

    Terrific Andy

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Awesome portrait, Andy . . .

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 2 years ago

    Fabulous…Ol’ Satchmo!! He was my Dad’s favourite.

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 2 years ago

    Andy you are simply Amazing!!!! LOVE it!!!!! :))))

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