All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Music - 447 pages
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Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong was not only jazz's greatest musician and innovator, but also arguably its most famous entertainer and the frontal figure in the development of contemporary popular music. Overcoming social and political obstacles, he created a long and impressive career and an enormous musical output. Now, his ground breaking musical career is amassed and detailed in this discography of all his works, from professionally made commercial releases, to amateur and unissued recordings. All of Me is a comprehensive, chronological discography born out of love and admiration for Louis Armstrong, and devotion to years of collecting his musical accomplishments. Author Jos Willems has meticulously compiled all of Satchmo's known recordings_both studio and live performances_and with assistance from internationally renowned specialists, has assembled an impressively detailed, accurate, and complete listing. This volume is superbly formatted and presented, logically organized, and thoroughly indexed by song title and individual. Researchers, collectors, and enthusiasts can easily look up any detail of a recording: issues and releases of particular songs; publishing companies; producers; catalog numbers; dates, times, and locations of recordings; musicians Armstrong played with; and format, be it 78 or 45 RPM records, LPs, CDs, or media appearances. Every detail of Armstrong's career is listed in this impressive volume, shedding light on the enormity of his impact on jazz and popular culture. This is the ultimate reference guide for the complete works of Louis Armstrong.
  

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Willems, a Louis Armstrong fanatic from Belgium, has compiled an amazing discography for one of jazz's major figures. Updating Hans Westerberg's excellent 1981 discography,Boy from New Orleans , he ... Read full review

Contents

1923
1
1924
10
1925
20
1926
33
1927
43
1928
54
1929
62
1930
69
1951
212
1952
223
1953
231
1954
237
1955
247
1956
266
1957
284
1958
302

1931
76
1932
81
1933
86
1934
92
1935
93
1936
97
1937
102
1938
110
1939
119
1940
124
1941
129
1942
132
1943
136
1944
142
1945
150
1946
154
1947
161
1948
177
1949
187
1950
203
1959
311
1960
326
1961
333
1962
341
1963
350
1964
352
1965
358
1966
370
1967
373
1968
385
1969
393
1970
394
1971
404
INDEX OF TUNE TITLES
409
INDEX OF INDIVIDUALS
419
A GUIDE TO THE ARMSTRONG BANDS
427
LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND THE ALL STARS 19471971
437
BIBLIOGRAPHY
445
EPILOGUE
447
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About the author (2006)

Jos Willems is a serious collector of Louis Armstrong's music and a dedicated discographer of the great man's records. A native of Belgium, Willems' other collecting passion is music of the baroque and classical eras.

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