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Pops : a life of Louis Armstrong

Author: Terry Teachout
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew. Wall Street Journal arts columnist Terry Teachout has drawn on new sources unavailable to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Louis Armstrong; Louis Armstrong
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Teachout
ISBN: 9780151010899 0151010897
OCLC Number: 305420751
Description: xii, 475 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bastards from the start : apprenticeship in New Orleans, 1901-1919 --
All those tall buildings : leaving home, 1919-1924 --
A flying cat : Harlem and Chicago, 1924-1927 --
It's got to be art : with Earl Hines, 1928 --
The way a trumpet should play : on the move, 1929-1930 --
Don't let 'em cool off, boys : on the run, 1930-1932 --
I didn't blow the horn : crisis, 1932-1935 --
Always have a white man : with Joe Glaser, 1935-1938 --
The people who criticize : losing touch, 1938-1947 --
Keep the horn percolating : renewal, 1947-1954 --
The nice taste we leave : ambassador Satch, 1954-1963 --
I don't sigh for nothing : at the top, 1963-1971.
Responsibility: Terry Teachout.
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Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz  Read more...

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"POPS is the book we have been waiting for: essential reading for anyone curious about music, American culture, and one man's ability to inspire the world." Michael Cogswell, director Louis Armstrong Read more...

 
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