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Ella Fitzgerald - 100% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Vocals Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Soundtracks R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Blues Dance Documentaries Drama Jazz Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Vocals World Music
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Ella Jane Fitzgerald, 25 April 1917, Newport News, Virginia, USA, d. 15 June 1996, Beverly Hills, California, USA. Following the disappearance of her father, Fitzgerald was taken to Yonkers, New York by her mother and her new man Joseph da Silva. At school she sang with a glee club and showed early promise, but preferred dancing to singing. Even so, chronic shyness militated Read more

Peggy Lee - 90% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Television Easy Listening Drama R&B / Soul Soundtracks Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Blues Dance Documentaries
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more

Cole Porter - 89% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Jazz Soundtracks Vocals Pop / Rock Documentaries Easy Listening
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9 June 1891, Peru, Indiana, USA, d. 15 October 1964, Santa Monica, California, USA. One of the outstanding composers and lyricists of the twentieth century, Porter was born into a rich family, and studied music from an early age. In his teens he excelled in many academic subjects, and wrote songs and played the piano for his own amusement - activities he later pursued at Yal Read more

Duke Ellington - 89% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Drama Vocals Vocals Comedy Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music & Radio Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller R&B / Soul Television Blues Blues Classical Dance Documentaries Holiday & Seasonal
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Edward Kennedy Ellington, 29 April 1899, Washington, DC, USA, d. 24 May 1974, New York City, New York, USA. Ellington began playing piano as a child but, despite some local success, took up a career as a sign-painter. In his teens he continued to play piano, studied harmony, composed his first tunes and was generally active in music in Washington. Among his childhood friends Read more

Horace Silver - 89% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Blues
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Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva, 2 September 1928, Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. Silver studied piano and tenor saxophone at school, settling on the former instrument for his professional career. Early influences included Portuguese folk music (from his father), blues and bop. He formed a trio for local gigs which included backing visiting musicians. One such visitor, Stan Get Read more

Sonny Rollins - 89% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music & Radio Blues Comedy
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Theodore Walter Rollins, 7 September 1929, New York City, New York, USA. Although an older brother played violin and, at the age of nine, he took piano lessons, Rollins was destined for the saxophone. In 1944 he played alto saxophone in high school and when he left in 1947 he began gigging round New York on tenor. His first inspiration was Coleman Hawkins, but he was well aw Read more

Nat "King" Cole - 75% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Jazz R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Jazz Big Band & Swing Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Spoken Word Television Westerns
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Nathaniel Adams Coles, 17 March 1919 (although 1916 and 1917 have also been cited), Montgomery, Alabama, USA, d. 15 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA. Cole was born into a family that was both deeply religious and intensely musical. He learned to play piano at home when only four years old through his mother, Perlina Adams Coles, and, later, played organ at the ch Read more

Benny Goodman - 73% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals World Music Pop / Rock Soundtracks Kids & Family Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal Classical
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - 73% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
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Sidney Bechet - 72% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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14 May 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 May 1959, Paris, France. A major figure in early jazz, an outstanding clarinettist, and for decades the only performer of consequence on soprano saxophone, Sidney Bechet’s career began in 1909. During the next few years he played clarinet in bands led by legendary musicians such as Buddy Petit, John Robichaux and Bunk John Read more

Perry Como - 69% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Big Band & Swing Comedy Dance Soundtracks Television
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

Count Basie - 68% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

Glenn Miller - 66% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Vocals Drama Documentaries Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Louis Prima - 66% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Vocals Blues Easy Listening R&B / Soul Soundtracks Holiday & Seasonal
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7 December 1911, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 August 1978, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. A trumpeter, band leader, singer and composer, Prima was the son of Italian immigrant parents. He was educated at Jesuit High School, and studied the violin for several years under Hemmersback, before switching to the trumpet. At the age of 17, inspired by jazz greats such as Louis Read more

Billie Holiday - 64% match to Louis Armstrong

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Blues Easy Listening Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Blues R&B / Soul Music & Radio Big Band & Swing
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Eleanor(a) Harris, 7 April 1915, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 17 July 1959, New York City, New York, USA. ‘Lady Day’ taught herself to sing during her early teens in Baltimore, Maryland, where she was brought up until moving to New York in 1929. Factual inaccuracies and elements of myth and exaggeration have clouded the picture of her formative years despite Read more

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