Bunk Johnson, an early twentieth-century New Orleans trumpet player, served as a source of musical inspiration for Louis Armstrong. Johnson lost his teeth and trumpet in 1931. He worked as a laborer until 1942, when fellow musicians and writers, including Armstrong, took up a collection to pay for dentures and a new trumpet.
|Regions||Greater New Orleans, Orleans|
|Time Periods||Long Era|
|Repository||Louisiana State Museum|
|Collection Name||Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection|
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