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Published on Feb 21, 2011
Got No Blues Composed by Lil Hardin Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five Vocalion 3204 (reissue of original OKeh 8551) December 9, 1927, Chicago, IL
Louis Armstrong - Cornet Kid Ory - Trombone Johnny Dodds - Clarinet Lil Hardin Armstrong - Piano Johnny St. Cyr - Banjo
At 17, Louis got his first regular job as a musician, playing cornet with a drummer and a pianist from 8 p.m. to dawn in a local honky-tonk. "Night I made my debut, I thought I was somebody," he said later. "I took my 15 cents home and I give it to my mother, and my sister woke up out of a sound sleep, say, 'Huh, blowing your brains out for 15 cents.' I wanted to kill her. Finally I got a raise to $1.25 a night -- top money, man." (from "Giants of Jazz: Louis Armstrong" by Chris Albertson)