Carroll Dickerson

The violinist and bandleader Carroll Dickerson was largely associated with the city of Chicago for his whole career. He was also part of the musical world of Louis Armstrong, appearing on a stack of albums large enough to obscure both Dickerson's violin case and Armstrong's trumpet satchel, were they to leave them lying in the same place. Keepers of the status quo should be aware, however, that when the relationship began between the two musicians it was Armstrong that was the sideman and Dickerson who was the leader. Dickerson, in fact, seemed to always want to be the leader.

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