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In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories, and Louis Armstrong was a gifted young man of psychological nimbleness. A dark-skinned, impoverished child, he grew up under low expectations, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism. Yet he also grew up at the center of African American vernacular traditions from the Deep South, learning the ecstatic music of the Sanctified Church, blues played by street musicians, and the plantation tradition of ragging a tune. interweaves a searching account of early twentieth-century New Orleans with a narrative of the first twenty-one years of Armstrong's life. Drawing on a stunning body of first-person accounts, this book tells the rags-to-riches tale of Armstrong's early life and the social and musical forces that shaped him. The city and the musician are both extraordinary, their relationship unique, and their impact on American culture incalculable.

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"The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."--Terry Teachout,

About the Author

Thomas Brothers is the author of Louis Armstrong's New Orleans and Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words. A professor of music at Duke University, he lives with his family in Durham, North Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330014
Author:
Brothers, Thomas
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Jazz musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Armstrong, Louis
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 pages of illustrations
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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