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Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words

Author : Louis Armstrong
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : Art
ISBN : 019514046X

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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.

Swing That Music

Author : Louis Armstrong
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1993-08-22
Category : Music
ISBN : 0306805448

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The first autobiography of a jazz musician, Louis Armstrong's Swing That Music is a milestone in jazz literature. Armstrong wrote most of the biographical material, which is of a different nature and scope than that of his other, later autobiography, Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans (also published by Da Capo/Perseus Books Group). Satchmo covers in intimate detail Armstrong's life until his 1922 move to Chicago; but Swing That Music also covers his days on Chicago's South Side with ”King” Oliver, his courtship and marriage to Lil Hardin, his 1929 move to New York, the formation of his own band, his European tours, and his international success. One of the most earnest justifications ever written for the new style of music then called ”swing” but more broadly referred to as ”Jazz,” Swing That Music is a biography, a history, and an entertainment that really ”swings.”

Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

Author : Thomas David Brothers
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 608 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2014-02-03
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780393065824

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The definitive account of Louis Armstrong—his life and legacy—during the most creative period of his career. Nearly 100 years after bursting onto Chicago’s music scene under the tutelage of Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. A trumpet virtuoso, seductive crooner, and consummate entertainer, Armstrong laid the foundation for the future of jazz with his stylistic innovations, but his story would be incomplete without examining how he struggled in a society seething with brutally racist ideologies, laws, and practices. Thomas Brothers picks up where he left off with the acclaimed Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, following the story of the great jazz musician into his most creatively fertile years in the 1920s and early 1930s, when Armstrong created not one but two modern musical styles. Brothers wields his own tremendous skill in making the connections between history and music accessible to everyone as Armstrong shucks and jives across the page. Through Brothers's expert ears and eyes we meet an Armstrong whose quickness and sureness, so evident in his performances, served him well in his encounters with racism while his music soared across the airwaves into homes all over America. Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism blends cultural history, musical scholarship, and personal accounts from Armstrong's contemporaries to reveal his enduring contributions to jazz and popular music at a time when he and his bandmates couldn’t count on food or even a friendly face on their travels across the country. Thomas Brothers combines an intimate knowledge of Armstrong's life with the boldness to examine his place in such a racially charged landscape. In vivid prose and with vibrant photographs, Brothers illuminates the life and work of the man many consider to be the greatest American musician of the twentieth century.

Heart Full of Rhythm

Author : Ricky Riccardi
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2020-08-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190914134

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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."


Author : Terry Teachout
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 50,6 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.

Who was Louis Armstrong?

Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 2005
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1424221412

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Who was Louis Armstrong? by Yona Zeldis McDonough Pdf

Learn about singer, songwriter, composer, cornet player, trumpet player and actor who wrote books about his life. Includes grey-scale illustrations, table of contents, bibliography and timelines. Chapter Book: 8 chapters.

A Horn for Louis

Author : Eric A. Kimmel
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Page : 98 pages
File Size : 42,9 Mb
Release : 2009-09-09
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780307530950

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A Horn for Louis by Eric A. Kimmel Pdf

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn? Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help his mother pay the rent, every day he rode a junk wagon through the streets of New Orleans, playing a tin horn and collecting stuff people didn’t want. Then one day, the junk wagon passed a pawn shop with a gleaming brass trumpet in the window. . . . With messages about hard work, persistence, hope, tolerance, cooperation, trust, and friendship, A Horn for Louis is perfect for aspiring young musicians and nonfiction fans alike! History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Louis Armstrong

Author : Judith Pinkerton Josephson
Publisher : Lerner Publications
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2008-01-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780761340010

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Louis Armstrong by Judith Pinkerton Josephson Pdf

True or False? Louis Armstrong was often called “The World’s Greatest Trumpet Player.” True! Louis Armstrong changed the sound of American music with his exciting, powerful trumpet-playing. He helped make jazz one of the world’s most popular forms of music. And his gruff singing voice and shining personality made him one of the most popular entertainers of all time.

Louis Armstrong

Author : Tamra Orr
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2012-06
Category : African Americans
ISBN : 1612282644

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Louis Armstrong by Tamra Orr Pdf

When a very young Louis Armstrong felt the policeman grab his arm and haul him off to jail, he had no idea that his life was about to change. What started but as punishment turned into the best thing that could have happened to the, young African American. He discovered that he had a passion for music, and a real talent for the horn. The combination led him to become one of the nation's most beloved and respected jazz musicians in history. Armstrong's music thrilled audiences throughout the world and his, joy for life infected anyone who listened to his soaring horn or his gravelly voice. Louis Armstrong-Satchmo to those who knew and loved him-made jazz music what it is today. Open the cover and find out how. Book jacket.

Louis Armstrong

Author : Michael A. Schuman
Publisher : Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Page : 132 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2007-06-01
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0766027007

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Louis Armstrong by Michael A. Schuman Pdf

Depicts the life and career of the popular jazz musician and describes his contributions to American music.

What a Wonderful World

Author : Ricky Riccardi
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 417 pages
File Size : 46,9 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.

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

Author : Thomas Brothers
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 400 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2007-03-27
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780393330014

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans by Thomas Brothers Pdf

Drawing on first-person accounts, this book tells the rags-to-riches tale of Louis Armstrong's early life and the social and musical forces in New Orleans that shaped him, their unique relationship, and their impact on American culture. Illustrations.

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

Author : Brenda Woods
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2011-09-01
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781101547700

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Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods Pdf

The gripping story of a boy, a dog and a hurricane Saint is a boy with confidence as big as his name is long. A budding musician, he earns money playing clarinet for the New Orleans tourists. His best friend is a stray dog named Shadow, and it's because of Shadow that Saint's still in town when Hurricane Katrina hits. Saint's not worried about the hurricane at first--he plans to live to be a hundred just to defy his palm-reader friend Jupi, who told him he had a short life line. But now the city has been ordered to evacuate and Saint won't leave without Shadow. His search brings him to his elderly neighbor's home and the three of them flee to her attic when the waters rise. But when Miz Moran's medication runs out, it's up to Saint to save her life--and his beloved Shadow's.

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.

Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings

Author : Brian Harker
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2011-04-02
Category : Music
ISBN : 0199831254

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Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings by Brian Harker Pdf

For jazz historians, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings mark the first revolution in the history of a music riven by upheaval. Yet few traces of this revolution can be found in the historical record of the late 1920s, when the discs were made. Even black newspapers covered Armstrong as just one name among many, and descriptions of his playing, while laudatory, bear little resemblance to those of today. Through a careful analysis of seven seminal recordings in this compact and engaging book, author Brian Harker recaptures the perspective of Armstrong's original audience without abandoning that of today's listeners. The world of vaudeville and show business provide crucial context to his readings, revealing how the demands of making a living in a competitive environment catalyzed Armstrong's unique artistic gifts. Invoking a breadth of influences ranging from New Orleans clarinet style to Guy Lombardo, and from tap dancing to classical music, Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings offers bold insights, fresh anecdotes, and, ultimately, a new interpretation of Louis Armstrong and his most influential body of work.