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Louis Armstrong at Fort Hood (1967)

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  •  Television host Dick Cavett introduces Louis Armstrong 
  •  Louis Armstrong takes the stage 
  •  “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South” 
  •  Armstrong references his hometown of New Orleans 
  •  “What a Wonderful World” 
  •  “Hello, Dolly!” 
 
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This footage captures scenes of iconic jazz musician and trumpeter Louis Armstrong performing at Ft. Hood in Killeen on December 20, 1967. The performance for the troops was part of a national telecast titled “Operation: Entertainment.” Armstrong performs three of his best loved songs: “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South,” “What a Wonderful World,” and “Hello, Dolly!”