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Louis Armstrong & Bunk Johnson

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.

Creator Unidentified
Coverage 1943
Category History, Music
Topics
Regions Greater New Orleans, Orleans
Time Periods Long Era
Index letter A
Medium Photograph
Repository Louisiana State Museum
Collection Name Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection
ID Number 1582
Copyright Copyrighted
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