Quote of the Day: Louis Armstrong on Folk Music

The jazz trumpeter on the commonality of musical expression.

Louis Armstrong
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You can read this quote from Louis Armstrong, which was referenced in his New York Times obituary, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read more quotes from Armstrong here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.