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Little Satchmo

Author : Sharon Louise Preston-Folta,Denene Millner
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2012-12-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1481228234

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Little Satchmo by Sharon Louise Preston-Folta,Denene Millner Pdf

To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic—a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Despite the enduring celebration and study of Armstrong's life and career, no one, save for close family and friends, knows Sharon exists. Even in the trumpeter's death she remains Armstrong's secret—the product of a two-decade-long affair between the long-married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. And for more than half a century, she has lived her life hiding in the shadows of her father's fame.Until now.Now, Sharon shares her story—extraordinary because of who her father was, but universal in its reach toward generations who have grown up in fatherless households, searching for a keen understanding of their own blood, their own DNA, their own Legacy. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter's ultimate search for truth—and her father's love.

Satchmo Blows Up the World

Author : Penny VON ESCHEN
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Page : 342 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2009-06-30
Category : History
ISBN : 9780674044715

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Satchmo Blows Up the World by Penny VON ESCHEN Pdf

At the height of the ideological antagonism of the Cold War, the U.S. State Department unleashed an unexpected tool in its battle against Communism: jazz. From 1956 through the late 1970s, America dispatched its finest jazz musicians to the far corners of the earth, from Iraq to India, from the Congo to the Soviet Union, in order to win the hearts and minds of the Third World and to counter perceptions of American racism. Penny Von Eschen escorts us across the globe, backstage and onstage, as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and other jazz luminaries spread their music and their ideas further than the State Department anticipated. Both in concert and after hours, through political statements and romantic liaisons, these musicians broke through the government's official narrative and gave their audiences an unprecedented vision of the black American experience. In the process, new collaborations developed between Americans and the formerly colonized peoples of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East--collaborations that fostered greater racial pride and solidarity. Though intended as a color-blind promotion of democracy, this unique Cold War strategy unintentionally demonstrated the essential role of African Americans in U.S. national culture. Through the tales of these tours, Von Eschen captures the fascinating interplay between the efforts of the State Department and the progressive agendas of the artists themselves, as all struggled to redefine a more inclusive and integrated American nation on the world stage.

Little Louis and the Jazz Band

Author : Angela Shelf Medearis
Publisher : Dutton Books for Young Readers
Page : 56 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : UOM:39015032957923

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Little Louis and the Jazz Band by Angela Shelf Medearis Pdf

A biography of the legendary trumpeter, singer, and bandleader.

Satchmo's Blues

Author : Alan Schroeder
Publisher : Dragonfly Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 1999
Category : African Americans
ISBN : 0440414725

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Satchmo's Blues by Alan Schroeder Pdf

A moving tribute to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, an extraordinary man, whose dynamic personality and trumpet playing won him millions of fans. Full color. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Satchmo at the Waldorf

Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Page : 40 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2015-01-01
Category : Drama
ISBN : 9780822231578

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Satchmo at the Waldorf by Terry Teachout Pdf

THE STORY: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF is a one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters; Joe Glaser, his white manager; and Miles Davis, who admired Armstrong's playing but disliked his onstage manner. It takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death. Reminiscing into a tape recorder about his life and work, Armstrong seeks to come to terms with his longstanding relationship with Glaser, whom he once loved like a father but now believes to have betrayed him. In alternating scenes, Glaser defends his controversial decision to promote Armstrong's career (with the help of the Chicago mob) by encouraging him to simplify his musical style, while Davis attacks Armstrong for pandering to white audiences.


Author : Steven Brower
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 266 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2009-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : UOM:39015080840567

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Satchmo by Steven Brower Pdf

Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong is a biography in the form of an art book. It tells the story of Armstrong's life through his writings, scrapbooks, and artworks, many of which have never been published before. Armstrong was the single greatest creative artist in the history of jazz and the American popular song. A true American original, he was prolific in coining colorful expressions that entered the lexicon; he wrote long, colorful prose pieces about his experiences; and he made hundreds of collages using marvelous photographs that capture archetypal scenes in the life of a jazz musician. Everything he did was an extension of his artistry. Satchmo is a vivid trip through American jazz at mid-century, to the beat of Armstrong's own jazzy words. The book also includes photographs of Armstrong and is framed by a text that describes his significance. It will be enjoyed not only by jazz fans but also by art lovers, who will welcome Armstrong into the pantheon of American visual artists. "The Revolution initiated by Gore Vidal with his Empire series is continued and modernized by Steven Brower in Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong. It is a Revolution that challenges the way in which history is told, read, and accepted...Most importantly, however, Satchmo reminds us that the book as an object is indispensable in a time when the fate of the printed book is very much debated."--Rami Shamir, Evergreen Review "Interspersed with vivid bursts of Armstrong's own writings, what emerges is a portrait of such intimacy, it comes closest in the vast Armstrong bibliography to capturing the humble humanity and generosity of spirit of one of the great figures of the 20th century."--Stuart Nicholson, The Guardian "Satchmo...had a way with yet another instrument: a pair of scissors. Between sets, he snipped words and images from ads and greeting cards, letters, telegraphs, and photos of friends and fans, then pasted them into jazzy, colorful collages. Satchmo: The Wonderful World and Art of Louis Armstrong collects these elegant riffs by the most artful of improvisers"--O, The Oprah magazine "A beautifully illustrated new book. It combines an eloquently-written narrative about the trumpeter's life and achievements with page after page of richly-detailed colour photographs depicting Armstrong's tape box collages." (4 Stars) --Charles Waring, The Record Collector "[Satchmo] perfectly complements and enhances the visual art of Louis Armstrong...a fascinating and handsome perspective on a particular aspect of the various talents with which Armstrong was blessed, one that had previously remained unexposed to the general public. ... a heartfelt tribute to the creative genius of Louis Armstrong."--Joe Lang, New Jersey Jazz Society "A beautiful book puts together hundreds of notebooks of collages never seen before by LA."--Paola Genone , L'Express

Look Both Ways

Author : Jason Reynolds
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2020-10-27
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781481438292

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Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds Pdf

"A collection of ten short stories that all take place in the same day about kids walking home from school"--

Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words

Author : Louis Armstrong
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 41,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Art
ISBN : 019514046X

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Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words by Louis Armstrong Pdf

Louis Armstrong has been the subject of countless biographies and music histories. Yet scant attention has been paid to the remarkable array of writings he left behind. Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words introduces readers to a little-known facet of this master trumpeter, bandleader, and entertainer. Based on extensive research through the Armstrong archives, this important volume includes some of his earliest letters, personal correspondence, autobiographical writings, magazine articles, and essays.

What a Wonderful World

Author : Ricky Riccardi
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2011-06-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307379238

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What a Wonderful World by Ricky Riccardi Pdf

In this richly detailed and prodigiously researched book, jazz scholar and musician Ricky Riccardi reveals for the first time the genius and remarkable achievements of the last 25 years of Louis Armstrong’s life, providing along the way a comprehensive study of one of the best-known and most accomplished jazz stars of our time. Much has been written about Armstrong, but the majority of it focuses on the early and middle stages of his career. During the last third of his career, Armstrong was often dismissed as a buffoonish if popular entertainer. Riccardi shows us instead the inventiveness and depth of his music during this time. These are the years of his highest-charting hits, including “Mack the Knife” and “Hello, Dolly"; the famed collaborations with Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington; and his legendary recordings with the All Stars. An eminently readable and insightful book, What a Wonderful World completes and enlarges our understanding of one of America’s greatest and most beloved musical icons.


Author : Gary Giddins
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Release : 2009-03-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780786731459

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Satchmo by Gary Giddins Pdf

Gary Giddins has been called "the best jazz writer in America today" (Esquire). Louis Armstrong has been called the most influential jazz musician of the century. Together this auspicious pairing has resulted in Satchmo, one of the most vivid and fascinating portraits ever drawn of perhaps the greatest figure in the history of American music. Available now at a new price, this text-only edition is the authoritative introduction to Armstrong's life and art for the curious newcomer, and offers fresh insight even for the serious student of Pops.

Heart Full of Rhythm

Author : Ricky Riccardi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2020-08-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190914134

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Heart Full of Rhythm by Ricky Riccardi Pdf

Nearly 50 years after his death, Louis Armstrong remains one of the 20th century's most iconic figures. Popular fans still appreciate his later hits such as "Hello, Dolly!" and "What a Wonderful World," while in the jazz community, he remains venerated for his groundbreaking innovations in the 1920s. The achievements of Armstrong's middle years, however, possess some of the trumpeter's most scintillating and career-defining stories. But the story of this crucial time has never been told in depth until now. Between 1929 and 1947, Armstrong transformed himself from a little-known trumpeter in Chicago to an internationally renowned pop star, setting in motion the innovations of the Swing Era and Bebop. He had a similar effect on the art of American pop singing, waxing some of his most identifiable hits such as "Jeepers Creepers" and "When You're Smiling." However as author Ricky Riccardi shows, this transformative era wasn't without its problems, from racist performance reviews and being held up at gunpoint by gangsters to struggling with an overworked embouchure and getting arrested for marijuana possession. Utilizing a prodigious amount of new research, Riccardi traces Armstrong's mid-career fall from grace and dramatic resurgence. Featuring never-before-published photographs and stories culled from Armstrong's personal archives, Heart Full of Rhythm tells the story of how the man called "Pops" became the first "King of Pop."

Born to Swing

Author : Mara Rockliff
Publisher : Astra Publishing House
Page : 36 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2018-01-02
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781629795553

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Born to Swing by Mara Rockliff Pdf

Here is the story of "Hot Miss Lil" Hardin Armstrong, legendary jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader--and a female pioneer on the music stage. Ever since she was a young girl, Lil Hardin played music with a beat. She jammed at home, at church, and even at her first job in a music store. At a time when women's only place in jazz was at the microphone, Lil earned a spot playing piano in Chicago's hottest band. She went on to achieve fame as a bandleader and composer, and "swung" with many of the greatest early jazz musicians, including her husband, Louis Armstrong. Award-winning author Mara Rockliff and acclaimed illustrator Michele Wood brilliantly capture the rhythms and passions of this jazz pioneer and legend whose music and story deserve to be heard. This biography contains strong back matter which includes archival images, further information about Lil, a list of some of her songs and recordings, a timeline, an author's note, and a bibliography.

Sgt. Reckless

Author : Robin Hutton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2014-07-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781621572756

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Sgt. Reckless by Robin Hutton Pdf

New York Times Bestseller! She wasn't a horse—she was a Marine. She might not have been much to look at—a small "Mongolian mare," they called her—but she came from racing stock, and had the blood of a champion. Much more than that, Reckless became a war hero—in fact, she became a combat Marine, earning staff sergeant's stripes before her retirement to Camp Pendleton. This once famous horse, recognized as late as 1997 by Life Magazine as one of America's greatest heroes—the greatest war horse in American history, in fact—has unfortunately now been largely forgotten. But author Robin Hutton is set to change all that. Not only has she been the force behind recognizing Reckless with a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and at Camp Pendleton, but she has now recorded the full story of this four-legged war hero who hauled ammunition to embattled Marines and inspired them with her relentless, and reckless, courage.


Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0151010897

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Pops by Terry Teachout Pdf

Certain to be the definitive word on Louis Armstrong, "Pops" paints a gripping portrait of the man, his world, and his music. Drawing on a cache of new sources, the author has crafted a sweeping new narrative biography of this towering figure.

The Book of Everything

Author : Guus Kuijer
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Page : 84 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2012-04-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780545298988

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The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer Pdf

Faith is joy is love is hope in this novel of exquisite power and everyday miracles, reminiscent of Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE.Thomas can see things no one else can see. Tropical fish swimming in the canals. The magic of Mrs. Van Amersfoort, the Beethoven-loving witch next door. The fierce beauty of Eliza with her artificial leg. And the Lord Jesus, who tells him, "Just call me Jesus." Thomas records these visions in his "Book of Everything." They comfort him when his father beats him, when the angels weep for his mother's black eyes. And they give him the strength to finally confront his father and become what he wants to be when he grows up: "Happy."