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Louis Armstrong
     

Louis Armstrong

by Kenneth Partridge
 

Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known "What a Wonderful World,"

Overview

Born in a poor, dangerous section of New Orleans known as "The Battlefield," Louis Armstrong overcame tremendous odds to become one of the most important musicians of the twentieth century. From his 1920s-era Hot Five recordings, which forever changed the face of jazz, to such latter-day pop hits as "Hello, Dolly!" and the well-known "What a Wonderful World," Armstrong enjoyed a remarkable career that spanned more than five decades. In addition to touring the world and recording countless singles and full-length albums, Satchmo, as the trumpeter and singer was known, starred in movies, hobnobbed with celebrities, hosted radio programs, wrote memoirs and magazine articles, and appeared on TV talk shows. Read about the wonderful life of one of America's most beloved musicians in Louis Armstrong.

Based on the critically acclaimed Black Americans of Achievement, The Legacy Edition series presents revised editions of some of the most popular titles from the original series, plus many all-new volumes. These books have been fully updated to include many new features, full-color photographs, and new material emphasizing each figure's legacy as a black American.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604138337
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
Chelsea House Black Americans of Achievement Series
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
1,147,592
Product dimensions:
6.76(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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