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“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong, singer, trumpeter, and actor debuted his fame from “What a Wonderful World” in the year of 1967.  Armstrong was a lead trumpeter in two different jazz bands. Armstrong started his trumpeter/singer career in 1922 following in the footsteps of his mentor, Joe “King” Oliver.  He started his career with the Creole Jazz Band where he became famous for his trumpeting. After he left this band, he continued his trumpeter career with “The Hot Five” starring out of Chicago. He left behind trumpeting for the most part to add more fame and become a singer.  He has a few known hits, such as; When the Saints Go Marching In, A Kiss to Build a Dream on, and more. After his passing, Armstrong was put into the Grammy Hall Of Fame for some of his many hits. Armstrong’s legacy is known everywhere. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong is a very unique song that is used in many movies, i.e. Madagascar.  This song is a pop/jazz sensation written by Bob Thiele and George Weiss.  Many people around the world know this famous song to make them feel happy.

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