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Louis Armstrong: 7 Clips

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Today is Louis Armstrong's birthday—sort of. For years, the trumpeter had said he was born on the Fourth of July. In truth, he was born on Aug. 4. For the purpose of this post, let's go with Louis's recollection and celebrate today. Here are seven clips of Armstrong singing off-beat songs in the 1960s, proof that everything Satchmo touched turned to gold... 

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Here's Mame...



And here's The Sunshine of Love...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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