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Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music and Screen Career

Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music and Screen Career

by Scott Allen Nollen


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Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music and Screen Career

Louis Armstrong was not only a virtuoso musician, singer, composer and actor, but also a dedicated writer who typed hundreds of letters and reminiscences, carrying a typewriter with him on his constant travels around the globe. The man never stopped creating, and constantly communicated with friends and acquaintances. His unique verbal, musical and visual content and style permeated everything he touched. Included in this extensive career biography are the major events of his life, his artistic innovations and cultural achievements, a detailed survey of his recordings and live performances, and in-depth discussions of his screen performances-not only his Hollywood feature film appearances, but his performances in short films, European concert films, and dozens of television shows broadcast from Hollywood, New York and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786418572
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Scott Allen Nollen was educated in film and history at the University of Iowa. He has written and edited more than 40 books on the history of film, literature and music.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Most Righteous Cat1
Introduction: You've Got to Dig Pops7
1Big Easy to Big Apple13
2Jim Crow and the Jazz Man34
3Silver-Screen Swing68
4To Hell with That91
5Take Me Along, Daddy131
6Wild Man and Duke153
7Richer Than Rockefeller174
8Dead Man Blues194
Appendix ASwingin' Satchmo Sides199
Appendix BSatchmo in Hollywood200
Appendix CA Glossary of Satchmo-speak210

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