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Only in Print: The ‘Wonderful World’ of Satchmo

Louis “Satchmo”Armstrong plays his trumpet.

Louis Armstrong’s Catholic roots helped define his music

WINDSOR TERRACE — Rarely does an artist’s career span 60 years, but Louis Armstrong was a performer whose musical talent encompassed the entire scope of popular music. He was a multi-talented instrumentalist, composer, and vocalist and one of the greatest trumpeters of the 20th century. Armstrong’s New Orleans roots helped influence him from a young age to ultimately emerge as one of the most iconic figures in jazz’s history …

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