Music: Black Rascal

Louis Armstrong, maestro of jazz, would be a good subject for one of his own songs—a black rascal raised in a waifs' home, whose first real job was playing on a Mississippi steamboat; a headliner unimpressed by contracts, with a jail sentence in his past for using drugs. Okeh, a subsidiary of Columbia Phonograph Co., knows all this. So does Victor Talking Machine but just the same they were fighting last week over Louis Armstrong. The courts in California were going to have to decide whether he was bound to go on...

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