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  • Murat Koprulu

    Satchmo --Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971) Transcendental Trumpet (TT), Pops, was from New Orleans, Louisiana, but lived in Queens, New York, 12 minutes from the action in downtown NYC.

  • F.T. Bradley

    This photo made me smile: Louis Armstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Bob Willoughby

  • Scherrie Pringle

    #LouisArmstrong on the MGM set of 'High Society', 1956 • Photographed by #BobWilloughby #jazz #oldpics

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