Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton
Famed jazz musicians Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Lionel Hampton (right), who was raised in Birmingham. Hampton was one of the most famous jazz performers and recording artists of the mid-twentieth century.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ALABAMA
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