Louis Armstrong, Half-Length Portrait, Facing Left, Playing Trumpet Digital History ID 2663

Louis Armstrong, Half-Length Portrait, Facing Left, Playing Trumpet

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USZ62-118974
Annotation: Trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (nicknamed Satchmo or Pops) is one of the great jazz musicians of the 1930s. Armstrong popularized scat singing--improvising jazz lyrics using non-sensical words. Some of his hit singles include: "Stardust", "What a Wonderful World", "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Dream a Little Dream of Me", and a version of "Ain't Misbehavin'."
Year: 1937

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