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Cover of: Louis Armstrong | James Lincoln Collier
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 thebackdrop 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 fellowmusicians 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...

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7 editions First published in 1985

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Cover of: Louis Armstrong
2007, Oxford University Press
Louis Armstrong
E-book in English
Cover of: Louis Armstrong
January 1994, Demco Media
Louis Armstrong
Turtleback
Cover of: Louis Armstrong
1993, Collier Books
Louis Armstrong
in English - 1st Collier Books ed.
Cover of: Louis Armstrong.
January 1, 1987, Lübbe
Louis Armstrong.
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Louis Armstrong
1987, J. Vergara
Louis Armstrong
in Spanish
Cover of: Louis Armstrong
1985, Macmillan Pub. Co.
Louis Armstrong
in English
Cover of: Louis Armstrong
1985, Pan
Louis Armstrong
in English

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