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Louis Armstrong, an American genius

Author: James Lincoln Collier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
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A biography of the great jazz trumpeter traces his growth as an artist, his success as an entertainer, and his relationships with fellow musicians.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
Louis Armstrong, an American genius.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)558228258
Online version:
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
Louis Armstrong, an American genius.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)632014815
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Lincoln Collier
ISBN: 0195033779 9780195033779 0195037278 9780195037272
OCLC Number: 9576221
Description: ix, 383 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: New Orleans --
Sex and Race --
Growing Up --
The Waifs' Home --
Jazz Is Born in New Orleans --
The Apprentice --
The Professional --
Chicago --
The Creole Jazz Band --
New York --
Fletcher Henderson --
The Blues Accompanist --
The Entertainer --
The Hot Fives --
The Fork in the Road --
Troubles and Turmoil --
The First Big-Band Records --
Europe --
Becoming a Star --
Going Commercial --
The All Stars --
The Apotheosis of Louis Armstrong --
The Last Gig --
The All Star Recordings --
The Nature of Genius.
Responsibility: James Lincoln Collier.
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Louis Armstrong was one of the most important musicians of our times, not only a key figure in the history of jazz but also a formative influence on all 20th-century popular music. James Lincoln  Read more...

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"Destined to become one of the enduring jazz reference works."-The Philadelphia Inquirer "The definitive account of Armstrong's life. Collier is a tough, unblinkered critic."-The Washington Post "By Read more...

 
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