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Louis Armstrong Playing for Wife and the Sphinx in Egypt (1961)

Satchmo fans, this one’s for you: Louis Armstrong playing for his wife Lucille in Egypt, 1961. I wonder what the Sphinx thought of jazz … During the early days of the Cold War, the United States engaged in what was dubbed “Jazz Diplomacy.” The U. S. government helped arrange goodwill tours for noted jazz musicians [...]