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Louis Armstrong, In His Own Words: Selected Writings

Armstrong, Louis

Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 019514046X / ISBN 13: 9780195140460
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Titel: Louis Armstrong, In His Own Words: Selected ...

Verlag: Oxford University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Seing a Lot of Type Writing": An Introduction to Louis Armstrong's WritingsEditorial PolicyAcknowledgments"Home Sweet Home": Childhood and Apprenticeship in New Orleans1. "Louis Armstrong + the Jewish Family in New Orleans, La., the Year of 1907" (March 31, 1969-1970)2. "Joe Oliver is Still King" (1950)3. "Bunk Didn't Teach Me" (1950)4. Letter to Isidore Barbarin (September 1, 1922)"Some Kind of a God": Chicago, New York, and California, 1922-19315. "The Armstrong Story" (1954)6. Letters to Robert Goffin (May 7 and July 19, 1944)7. The "Goffin Notebooks" (ca. 1944)8. "The Satchmo Story" (early 1959)9. "Jazz on a High Note" (1951)"Book Anywhere - Anytime": Life on the Road during the 1940s and 1950s10. Early Years with Lucille (ca. 1970)11. Letter to Leonard Feather (September 18, 1941)12. Letter to Betty Jane Holder (February 9, 1952)13. Letter to Joe Glaser (August 2, 1955)14. "Lombardo Grooves Louis!" (1949)"Music Has No Age": Late Years in Corona, New York15. Letter to L/Cpl. Villec (1967)16. "Scanning the History of Jazz" (1960)17. "Our Neighbourhood" (ca. 1970)18. Open Letter to Fans (June 1, 1970)19. "Goodbye to All of You" (1969). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_019514046X

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Inhaltsangabe: Trumpeter. Singer. Actor. Entertainer. In his life, Louis Armstrong thrilled audiences worldwide and influenced countless musicians. But beyond being a revolutionary musician and an enchanting stage personality, Louis Armstrong was a writer--and he was prolific.

This unparalleled collection of Armstrong's candid writings reveals a side of the artist not widely known to his fans. With idiosyncratic language and punctuation that recalls his musical virtuosity, Armstrong presents his thoughts on his life and career--from abject poverty in New Orleans to playing in the famous cafes, cabarets, and saloons of Storyville; from his big break in 1922 with the King Oliver band to his storming of New York; from his breaking of color barriers in Hollywood to the infamous King of the Zulus incident in 1949; and finally, to his last days in Queens, New York.

Along the way, these writings reveal Armstrongs honest, and often controversial, opinions about racism, marijuana, bebop, and fellow jazz artists. Whether a devoted Armstrong fan or a jazz neophyte, everyone will find here an illuminating, unvarnished portrayal of this truly compelling man.

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Thomas Brothers is an Associate Professor of Music at Duke University and the author of Chromatic Beauty in the Late Medieval Chanson. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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