Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971) was an American Jazz musician.

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  • "There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them."[1]
Simple: There are some people that, if they do not know something, you cannot tell them.
  • "We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself."[2]
Simple: We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other musical notes yourself.
  • "All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song."[3]
Simple: All music played and sang by people, I have never heard a horse sign a song.
  • "Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them."[4] Cscr-featured.svg   
Simple: People who play music do not retire, they stop playing when they are not able to play anymore.
  • "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."[5]
Simple: The memory of things in the past is important to a jazz musician. Things like old people singing in the moonlight, in the back garden, on a hot night, or something said long ago.

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