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Louis “Pops” Armstrong on the French Odeon label. Saint Louis blues / Mahogany Hall Stomp // After You’ve Gone / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (1954). Louis was both pure joyful entertainment and the highest level of artistry. For five decades he was an American ambassador around the world for the music he helped create. In and out of style, he remained true to himself through the worst Jim Crow racism and blew down barriers with his genius. Good to go back and listen still!