Louis Armstrong  

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"From his mouth that had been writing pennants of gold now rises the lowing of a lovesick deer, the cry of an antelope toward the stars, the buzz of honeybees in sleepy plantations." --"Louis enormísimo cronopio" (1952) by Julio Cortázar

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Louis Daniel Armstrong (4 August, 1901July 6, 1971) (he preferred his given name pronounced as Lewie or Louie; also known by the nicknames Satchmo, for satchel-mouth, and Pops) was an American jazz musician. Armstrong was a charismatic, innovative performer whose musical skills and bright personality transformed jazz from a rough regional dance music into a popular art form. One of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, he first achieved fame as a trumpeter, but toward the end of his career he was best known as a vocalist and was one of the most influential jazz singers.

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