Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans

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WHEN I WAS BORN in 1900 my father, Willie Armstrong, and my mother, May Ann -- or Mayann as she was called -- were living on a little street called James Alley. Only one block long, James Alley is located in the crowded section of New Orleans known as Back o' Town. It is one of the four great sections into which the city is divided. The others are Uptown, Downtown and Front o' Town, and each of these quarters has its own little traits.

James Alley -- not Jane Alley as some people call it -- lies in the very heart of what is called The Battlefield because the toughest characters in town used to . . .

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