Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music, and Screen Career

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 231 pages
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.
 

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Contents

The Most Righteous Cat
1
Jim Crow and the Jazz Man
34
SilverScreen Swing
68
To Hell with That
91
Take Me Along Daddy
131
Wild Man and Duke
153
Richer Than Rockefeller
174
Dead Man Blues
194
A Glossary of Satchmospeak
210
Index
225
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Scott Allen Nollen is the author of fourteen books on the history of film, literature and music, including, from McFarland, Jethro Tull (2002), The Boys: The Cinematic World of Laurel and Hardy (2001 [1989]), Robin Hood (1999), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle at the Cinema (1996), Robert Louis Stevenson (1994) and Boris Karloff (1991).

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