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Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong was the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century and a giant of modern American culture. He knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts, wrote the finest of all jazz autobiographies - without a collaborator - and created collages that have been compared to the art of Romare Bearden. The ranks of his admirers included Johnny Cash, Jackson Pollock and Orson Welles. Offstage he was witty, introspective and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshipping fans ever knew.

Wall Street Journal arts columnist Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous Armstrong biographers, including hundreds of private recordings of backstage and after-hours conversations that Armstrong made throughout the second half of his life, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of this towering figure that shares full, accurate versions of such storied events as Armstrong's decision to break up his big band and his quarrel with President Eisenhower for the first time. Certain to be the definitive word on Armstrong for our generation, Pops paints a gripping portrait of the man, his world and his music that will stand alongside Gary Giddins' Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams and Peter Guralnick's Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley as a classic biography of a major American musician.

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"Wall Street Journal" critic Teachout draws on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of candid after-hours recordings made by Louis Armstrong himself, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography.

Synopsis:

Teachout draws on a cache of sources unavailable to previous Louis Armstrong biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century.

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The authoritative and endlesslyand#160;revealing biography of renowned dancer, choreographer, screenwriter, and director Bob Fosse, written by a bestselling pop culture historian.

Synopsis:

One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from theand#160;segregated south to the world's greatest stages.and#160;

Synopsis:

andldquo;Norman offers a broad and global perspective on life, the arts, and spirituality . . . Inspiring.andrdquo; andndash; Booklist

In Stand Up Straight and Sing!, Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers. She hails the importance of her parents in her early learning and experiences in the arts. And she describes coming face-to-face with racism, not just as a child living in the segregated South but also as an adult out and about in the world.

She speaks of the many who have inspired her and taught her essential life lessons. A special interlude on her key relationship with the pioneering African American singer Marian Anderson reveals the lifelong support that this great predecessor provided through her example of dignity and grace at all times.

Synopsis:

andldquo;Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales.andrdquo; andmdash; Janet Maslin, New York Times

andldquo;Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject.andrdquo; andmdash; Wall Street Journal

The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosseandrsquo;s innumerableandmdash;including Cabaret, Pippin, All That Jazz, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals everandmdash;his offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites.

To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywoodandrsquo;s most complex and dynamic icons.

andldquo;Spellbinding.andrdquo; andmdash;Entertainment Weekly

andldquo;Impeccably researched.andrdquo; andmdash;Vanity Fair

An NPR Best Book of the Year

About the Author

SAM WASSONandnbsp;is the author of the New York Times bestseller Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M .: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Womanandnbsp;and twoandnbsp;works of film criticism.andnbsp;Heandnbsp;is a visiting professor of film at Wesleyan University.andnbsp;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547386379
Author:
Teachout, Terry
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Norman, Jessye
Author:
Wasson, Sam
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Jazz
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 b/w photos
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 1 lb

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Product details 496 pages Mariner Books - English 9780547386379 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Wall Street Journal" critic Teachout draws on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of candid after-hours recordings made by Louis Armstrong himself, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography.
"Synopsis" by ,
Teachout draws on a cache of sources unavailable to previous Louis Armstrong biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century.
"Synopsis" by , The authoritative and endlesslyand#160;revealing biography of renowned dancer, choreographer, screenwriter, and director Bob Fosse, written by a bestselling pop culture historian.
"Synopsis" by , One of America's most admired and decorated singers tells her inspiring life story, from theand#160;segregated south to the world's greatest stages.and#160;
"Synopsis" by ,
andldquo;Norman offers a broad and global perspective on life, the arts, and spirituality . . . Inspiring.andrdquo; andndash; Booklist

In Stand Up Straight and Sing!, Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from her ancestors to family friends, relatives, and teachers. She hails the importance of her parents in her early learning and experiences in the arts. And she describes coming face-to-face with racism, not just as a child living in the segregated South but also as an adult out and about in the world.

She speaks of the many who have inspired her and taught her essential life lessons. A special interlude on her key relationship with the pioneering African American singer Marian Anderson reveals the lifelong support that this great predecessor provided through her example of dignity and grace at all times.

"Synopsis" by ,
andldquo;Wasson is a smart and savvy reporter, and his book abounds with colorful firsthand tales.andrdquo; andmdash; Janet Maslin, New York Times

andldquo;Fascinating . . . Wasson has taken complete control of his subject.andrdquo; andmdash; Wall Street Journal

The only person ever to win Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards in the same year, Bob Fosse revolutionized nearly every facet of American entertainment. His signature style would influence generations of performing artists. Yet in spite of Fosseandrsquo;s innumerableandmdash;including Cabaret, Pippin, All That Jazz, and Chicago, one of the longest-running Broadway musicals everandmdash;his offstage life was shadowed by deep wounds and insatiable appetites.

To craft this richly detailed account, best-selling author Sam Wasson has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material and hundreds of sources: friends, enemies, lovers, and collaborators, many of them speaking publicly about Fosse for the first time. With propulsive energy and stylish prose, Fosse is the definitive biography of one of Broadway and Hollywoodandrsquo;s most complex and dynamic icons.

andldquo;Spellbinding.andrdquo; andmdash;Entertainment Weekly

andldquo;Impeccably researched.andrdquo; andmdash;Vanity Fair

An NPR Best Book of the Year

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