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Picture: Louis Armstrong (L) and Eduman Hall (R) laughing on stage in front of a huge crowd in Ghana. - Accra, Ghana. (Original Caption) "Satchmo" jazzes up Africa. Accra, Gold Coast: Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (left) whoops it up with Edmund Hall and "Trummy" Young for a huge crowd at Accra, African Gold Coast city. The American jazz band spent three days there while en route back to the U.S. after a European tour. Officials had to ask Satchmo to tone down his blood-stirring music lest there be a riot from pure joy. (Photo by UPI/Bettmann/Getty Images)