The Windy City
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From Rags To Riches: The Story Of Louis Armstrong
4. The Windy City
After honing his music reading skills, Armstrong was called to Chicago where the jazz scene was booming. There he met his next wife, musician Lillian, and they married in 1924. Lillian really pushed Louis' career and on her advice, the couple moved to New York to perform with a top African-American dance band.