Just A Lucky So and So

Just A Lucky So and So

The Story of Louis Armstrong

Book - 2016
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Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe "King" Oliver. But after a run in with the police, 11-year-old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school's revered marching band. By the time he returned to his neighborhood, the "King" himself became his mentor and invited Armstrong to play with him in Chicago. Here is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780823434282
0823434281
Branch Call Number: J781.65092 Ar579C 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Ransome, James

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