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Louis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He played violin when
he was very young and then taught himself trumpet. Inspired by
Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, he formed his own seven-piece
group called the New Orleans Gang and took the band to New
York. He later formed a big band and made a name for himself as a
bandleader, entertainer and songwriter. He wrote marvelous songs,
some serious—and some silly—like Pleeza No Squeeza Da Banana
and Felicia No Capicia. Louis sang and played trumpet in an original
style that was all about swinging and having a good time!

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