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Love Songs You Love To Love

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Louis Armstrong, The 'Decca Sessions'

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Singer'

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Trumpeter'

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Man and His Music,' Part 2

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Louis Armstrong: 'The Man and His Music,' Part 1

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