The Resource Louis Armstrong, an American genius, James Lincoln Collier

Louis Armstrong, an American genius, James Lincoln Collier

Label
Louis Armstrong, an American genius
Title
Louis Armstrong, an American genius
Statement of responsibility
James Lincoln Collier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Louis Armstrong. "Satchmo." To millions of fans, he was just a great entertainer. But to jazz aficionados, he was one of the most important musicians of our times--not only a key figure in the history of jazz but a formative influence on all of 20th-century popular music. Set against the backdrop of New Orleans, Chicago, and New York during the "jazz age", Collier re-creates the saga of an old-fashioned black man making it in a white world. He chronicles Armstrong's rise as a musician, his scrapes with the law, his relationships with four wives, and his frequent feuds with fellow musicians Earl Hines and Zutty Singleton. He also sheds new light on Armstrong's endless need for approval, his streak of jealousy, and perhaps most important, what some consider his betrayal of his gift as he opted for commercial success and stardom. A unique biography, knowledgeable, insightful, and packed with information, it ends with Armstrong's death in 1971 as one of the best-known figures in American entertainment
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N15
Dewey number
  • 785.42/092/4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML419.A75
LC item number
C64 1983eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
Louis Armstrong, an American genius, James Lincoln Collier
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Discography: pages 369-371
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm84146372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 383 pages, [16] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423736530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780195033779
Other physical details
illustrations
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014fec0c-e92d-42cf-9c3f-9666ac676811
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36524657
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84146372
  • acaebk0195033779
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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