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Monday, August 4, 2014

Louis the King

Louis "The King"  Armstrong--only the most important musical figure in America in past 100 years--was born 113 years ago today in (of course) New Orleans.  His recordings from 1920s changed everything in jazz and popular music--both the music and the singing.  That's my photo of Louis's very first boyhood horn, now in a museum in his native NOLA.  And here's his classic "Black and Blue."  And also from 1920s the immortal "Tight Like This."

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