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Louis Armstrong, master of modernism

Author: Thomas David Brothers
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2014.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The definitive account of Louis Armstrong--his life and legacy--during the most creative period of his career.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Louis / 1901-1971 Armstrong; Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas David Brothers
ISBN: 9780393065824 0393065820
OCLC Number: 858940268
Description: xi, 594 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Welcome to Chicago" --
Oliver's band and the "blues age" --
Opposites attract : Louis and Miss Lil --
The call from Broadway --
"This is what really relates to us" : the Dreamland Café, the Vendome Theater, and the first Hot Five records --
Melody man at the Sunset Café --
"Some kind of a god" --
The white turn --
The Rosetta stone --
Sleepy time down South.
Responsibility: Thomas Brothers.
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"Thomas Brothers has brought together startling new discoveries and insights, a fresh look at hallowed recordings, and an understanding of the multifold influences that helped shape Louis Armstrong. Read more...

 
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