Satchmo by Louis Armstrong
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Satchmo
By Louis Armstrong

Satchmo

My Life in New Orleans

By (author) See other recent books by Louis Armstrong
Introduction by Dan Morgenstern See other recent books by Dan Morgenstern
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $28.99
Your Price: $26.09 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.30 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Satchmo by Louis Armstrong

Book Description

"In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn." So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up. This raucous, rich tale of his early days in New Orleans concludes with his departure to Chicago at twenty-one to play with his boyhood idol King Oliver, and tells the story of a life that began, mythically, on July 4, 1900, in the city that sowed the seeds of jazz.

Buy Satchmo book by Louis Armstrong from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780306802768
ISBN-10: 0306802767
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1986
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words by Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words, Paperback (July 2001)

Armstrong recounts his early life in New Orleans, his experiences in Chicago and New York during the 1920s, his crowning as "King of the Zulus," and his late years in Queens, New York. Here is a dimension of Louis Armstrong that includes the history of jazz and, he history of American culture.

Swing That Music by Louis Armstrong Swing That Music, Paperback (August 1993)

The first published writing of the jazz giant, covering his life from his days in New Orleans through his success in Chicago and New York.

» View all books by Louis Armstrong

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Satchmo book by Louis Armstrong and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Louis Armstrong close
Louis Armstrong, in His Own Words by Louis Armstrong
Swing That Music by Louis Armstrong
»
Recent books by Dan Morgenstern close
Cafe Society by Dan Morgenstern
Swing That Music by Dan Morgenstern
Satchmo by Dan Morgenstern
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close