The Life of Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz, 1st Edition

  • Wendie C. Old
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766061469
  • ISBN-13: 9780766061460
  • DDC: 781.65092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Author Wendie C. Old weaves a rich, colorful tapestry of the life of this beloved and brilliant musician known to his fans as Satchmo. Louis Armstrong rose from poverty and a troubled childhood to set the music world on fire with his lively trumpet playing and trademark raspy singing voice. With a natural talent for showmanship, Armstrong won fame while touring around the world, and proved to be one of the most extraordinary performers of the Jazz Age and beyond. This book is developed from Louis Armstrong: King of Jazz to allow republication of the original text into ebook, paperback, and trade editions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Horn in the Night.
2: On the Streets of New Orleans.
3: His Choice Was Music.
4: Jazz in the Roaring Twenties.
5: Big Bands.
6: King of Jazz.
7: Ambassador Satchmo.
8: Hello, Dolly! Good-bye, Louis.
9: Armstrong’s Impact on American Music.
Louis Armstrong Performs.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.