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From Cleaning Graves for Tips and Singing for Pennies to International Fame:The Life and Career of Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901.  It is fitting that a man who is considered to be the most important improviser of jazz to have been born in what is widely known as the birthplace of jazz.  His family was poor, so Armstrong began working at a young age singing on street corners for pennies, working on a junk wagon, cleaning graves for tips,…