Saturday, July 07, 2007

Louis Armstrong

Gabe Gross sent me this email:
Yesterday, I learned something very interesting about someone who wore the star of David... Louis Armstrong. He wore one his whole life! When he was 8 & in abject poverty in New Orleans, he was taken in by and worked for a family of Russian Jews. They treated him like a son, introduced him to all types of music, including classical & Russian folk. They also loaned him money for his first instrument, a cornet.

1 comment:

Lucian said...

That's very beautiful.