Saturday, December 26, 2009

Jazz Giant : Satchmo!

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
Terry Teachout’s latest book, Pops : a Life of Louis Armstrong, reexamines the life of one of the finest and most recognizable musicians in American jazz history. Using new sources for research and illustrated by unique photos, many never previously published, Teachout covers the life of this famous musician in grand style. The biography also describes Armstrong's life against the social backdrop of the times in which he lived; times during which he was both criticized and revered.

Related Books for Adult and Younger Readers
Louis Armstrong's New Orleans by Thomas Brothers
Louis Armstrong by Judith Pinkerton Josephson
Louis Armstrong by Kindle Fahlenkamp-Merrell

Also find Louis Armstrong's music in our CD collection or for a more complete history of jazz and its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans, checkout Ken Burn's Jazz series on DVD.

Post by Bev Simmons