Louis Armstrong: Jazz Is Played from the Heart

Louis Armstrong: Jazz Is Played from the Heart

by Michael A. Schuman




Louis Armstrong said of his love and commitment to jazz music, "My whole spirit is what I blow on that horn." Armstrong overcame poverty and adversity to become one of the world's most influential jazz musicians. His energetic trumpet playing and his raspy singing voice gave him a uniqueness in the jazz world. Michael A. Schuman's new profile of one of America's greatest entertainers will enthrall readers as they discover why real legends never die.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766027008
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Series: African-American Biography Library
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.83(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 11 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The Telegram     7
Fish Head Stew, Red Beans, and Rice     12
Satchelmouth From Perdido Street     23
Fate Steps In     35
Up North     47
"This One's for You, Rex"     62
On the Road and Inside Town Hall     76
"Hello, Louis!"     93
Chronology     111
Louis Armstrong's Music     115
Filmography     117
Chapter Notes     118
Further Reading     123
Internet Addresses     125
Index     126

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