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Louis Armstrong

Basin Street Blues (3:19)

jazz · swing · blues · trumpet

The Basin Street Blues Songfacts tells us that Basin Street is a section of New Orleans, in Louisiana, which is a thoroughfare running through the Storyville Quarter. The area earned a name in the early days of jazz music as being a hub for jazz and blues singers and bands to make a name for themselves. Basin Street was where the red lights district was located - and where Louis got his start.

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