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Louis Armstrong : an extravagant life

Author: Laurence Bergreen
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures. His musical innovation and exuberance made him a household name, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unexplored archive of Armstrong's writings and recordings, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen presents an intimate, provocative, and definitive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bergreen, Laurence.
Louis Armstrong.
New York : Broadway Books, c1997
(OCoLC)654793222
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bergreen
ISBN: 0553067680 9780553067682 0767901568 9780767901567
OCLC Number: 36755811
Description: 564 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Overture --
Perdido Street blues --
Mahogany Hall stomp --
Ain't misbehavin' --
Coal cart blues --
Hotter than that --
Lazy river --
Chicago breakdown --
Dippermouth blues --
T.N.T. --
Big butter and egg man --
S.O.L. blues --
Song of the vipers --
Public melody number one --
What did I do to be so black and blue? --
High society --
Didn't he ramble?
Responsibility: Laurence Bergreen.
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Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures. His musical innovation and exuberance made him a household name, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Now, drawing on a vast, previously unexplored archive of Armstrong's writings and recordings, acclaimed biographer Laurence Bergreen presents an intimate, provocative, and definitive portrait of the legendary Pied Piper of American music.

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