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Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
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About the Book

Louis Armstrong. Satchmo. To millions of fans, he was just a great entertainer. But to jazz aficionados, he was one of the most important musicians of our times--not only a key figure in the history of jazz but a formative influence on all of 20th-century popular music. Set against the
backdrop of New Orleans, Chicago, and New York during the jazz age, Collier re-creates the saga of an old-fashioned black man making it in a white world. He chronicles Armstrong's rise as a musician, his scrapes with the law, his relationships with four wives, and his frequent feuds with fellow
musicians Earl Hines and Zutty Singleton. He also sheds new light on Armstrong's endless need for approval, his streak of jealousy, and perhaps most important, what some consider his betrayal of his gift as he opted for commercial success and stardom. A unique biography, knowledgeable, insightful,
and packed with information, it ends with Armstrong's death in 1971 as one of the best-known figures in American entertainment.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195037272
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 19
  • Height: 217 mm
  • No of Pages: 416
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: An American Genius
  • Width: 142 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0195037278
  • Publisher Date: 10 Oct 1985
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 26 mm
  • Weight: 545 gr

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