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Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. His parents were Mary Albert and William Armstrong. Mary Albert was from Boutte, Louisiana, and gave birth at home when she was about sixteen. William Armstrong abandoned the family shortly after. About two years later, they had a daughter, Beatrice "Mama Lucy" Armstrong, who was raised by Albert.. Louis Armstrong was raised by his ...
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It's a tragedy that for a great number of music fans, the Louis Armstrong mythology ends in 1929, when Armstrong recorded the last of his seminal Hot Fives and Hot Sevens sides. True, those records are among the most important in jazz history, but they were the work of a young man, bubbling over with energy and creativity.