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Louis Armstrong, in his own words : selected writings

Author: Louis Armstrong; Thomas David Brothers
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Trumpeter. Singer. Actor. Entertainer. In his life, Louis Armstrong thrilled audiences worldwide and influenced countless musicians. But beyond being a revolutionary musician and an enchanting stage personality, Louis Armstrong was a writer--and he was prolific. This unparalleled collection of Armstrong's candid writings reveals a side of the artist not widely known to his fans. With idiosyncratic language and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971.
Louis Armstrong, in his own words.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)639395825
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Armstrong; Thomas David Brothers
ISBN: 0195119584 9780195119589
OCLC Number: 40668285
Description: xxvii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Swing a Lot of Type Writing": An Introduction to Louis Armstrong's Writings --
I. "Home Sweet Home": Childhood and Apprenticeship in New Orleans. 1. "Louis Armstrong + the Jewish Family in New Orleans, La., the Year of 1907" (March 31, 1969-1970). 2. "Joe Oliver Is Still King" (1950). 3. "Bunk Didn't Teach Me" (1950). 4. Letter to Isidore Barbarin (September 1, 1922) --
II. "Some Kind of a God": Chicago, New York, and California, 1922-1931. 5. "The Armstrong Story" (1954). 6. Letters to Robert Goffin (May 7 and July 19, 1944). 7. The "Goffin Notebooks" (ca. 1944). 8. "The Satchmo Story" (early 1959). 9. "Jazz on a High Note" (1951) --
III. "Book Anywhere --
Anytime": Life on the Road during the 1940s and 1950s. 10. Early Years with Lucille (ca. 1970). 11. Letter to Leonard Feather (September 18, 1941). 12. Letter to Betty Jane Holder (February 9, 1952). 13. Letter to Joe Glaser (August 2, 1955). 14. "Lombardo Grooves Louis!" (1949) --
IV. "Music Has No Age": Late Years in Corona, New York. 15. Letter to L/Cpl. Villec (1967). 16. "Scanning the History of Jazz" (1960). 17. "Our Neighborhood" (ca. 1970). 18. Open Letter to Fans (June 1, 1970). 19. "Goodbye to All of You" (1969) --
Bibliography of Writings / Louis Armstrong.
Responsibility: Louis Armstrong ; edited and with an introduction by Thomas Brothers ; annotated index by Charles Kinzer.
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The subject of many biographies, little attention has been paid to the array of writings Armstrong left behind. Based on research through his archives, this work presents some of his earliest  Read more...

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