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Price: $450.00

MINT CONDITION

LOUIS ARMSTRONG - TRUMPETER & SINGER

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” photograph of the jazz legend, “Perched on his throne in his role in Cabin in the Sky”.

Armstrong participated in this unfortunately stereotypical all African-American cast film released in 1943.  He played a minion of Lucifer entitled “The Trumpeter” which contained a brief trumpet riff and spoken word.  Unfortunately for Armstrong, his biggest moment, a trumpet and vocal rendition of the song, “Ain’t It the Truth” was cut from the film, but can be heard on Youtube and it is vintage Armstrong at his best!  The film also either starred, or featured Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington and Bill Bailey among others.

A most and immediate photograph of Armstrong with his trumpet...and devil horns!