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My Heart: The Story of Lil Hardin Armstrong

She first became known as the  pianist of the legendary King Oliver Creole Jazz Band. Then, married Louis Armstrong and got him started on his solo career. And Lil later garnered her own considerable fame as a bandleader and composer for Decca Records.

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The Inventive Mr. Edison: The Life & Music of Harry 'Sweets' Edison

"I didn’t know of any musician who didn't want to be a Count Basie-ite. Since we had no written music, the whole band was based on solos…so many great soloists came out of the Band. We just had a ball."     Sweets Edison, The Landing 1993

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