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Louis Armstrong s New Orleans

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A rags-to-riches narrative of the eminent jazz artist's early life describes how his childhood was marked by such challenges as poverty, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism but how his musical prowess was shaped by the culturally rich African-American traditions of New Orleans. Reprint.

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism

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Picking up where Louis Armstrong's New Orleans left off, this biographical account of the legendary jazz trumpet virtuoso highlights the historical role Armstrong played in the creation of modern music and also his encounters with racism.

Louis Armstrong in His Own Words

Author : Louis Armstrong
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This book includes previously unpublished essays, letters, and memoirs written by one of the giants of American music. Armstrong recounts his early life in New Orleans, his experiences in Chicago and New York during the 1920s, his infamous crowning as "King of the Zulus," and his late years in Queens, New York. Here is a little-known dimension of Louis Armstrong that will stand as a treasure for the history of jazz and, indeed, the history of American culture.

Satchmo

Author : Louis Armstrong
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"In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn." So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up. This raucous, rich tale of his early days in New Orleans concludes with his departure to Chicago at twenty-one to play with his boyhood idol King Oliver, and tells the story of a life that began, mythically, on July 4, 1900, in the city that sowed the seeds of jazz.

Cuttin Up

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Takes readers back to the 1920s and early 1930s to describe how jazz musicians navigated the rocky racial terrain of the music business, and how new media like the phonograph, radio and film accelerated the new genre's diffusion and contributed to variations in its styles.

Satchmo

Author : Steven Brower
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"The quintessential American artist Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in New Orleans and died in 1971 in New York City, where he had lived for many years in a modest house in Queens. The house is now a museum in his honour. This work tells the story of Armstrong's life through his writings, scrapbooks and artworks".--Publisher's description.

The Times picayune Index

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Louis Armstrong

Author : Kindle Fahlenkamp-Merrell
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Describes the life and accomplishments of the jazz trumpeter who was nicknamed Satchmo.

Louis Armstrong

Author : Ilse Storb
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This biography of Louis Armstrong gives a vivid and informative description of his personality, encompasses jazz history along with his life, and traces his musical development by way of numerous easy-to-grasp analyses and insights into his music.

Louis Armstrong

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Traces the life and career of the popular jazz musician and describes his contributions to American music