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Louis Armstrong, an American genius

Author: James Lincoln Collier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: Biographies
Biography
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; 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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