In one way or another, most of the major biographies of louis armstrong have approached the story of this protean genius from a musical perspective. Louis armstrong grew up poor in a singleparent household. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles. Louis armstrong sings the blues 1954, vinyl discogs. Louis armstrong had a few bedeviling idiosyncrasies, but dont we all. My life in new orleans by louis armstrong goodreads.
Dippermouth was also a great writer, the proof is this autobiography. He learned to play the cornet in the band of the waifs home in new orleans, and after playing with kid orys orchestra he made several trips 191821 with a mississippi riverboat band. My life in new orleans by louis armstrong prentice hall, 1954. Newspaper clipping promoting concert by louis armstrong with gerry mulligan. This book was a bibliography by kenneth partridge on louis armstrong. This unparalleled collection of armstrongs candid writings reveals a side of the artist not widely known to his fans. Aug 24, 2015 by the early 1920s he was playing with the king in chicago. Biographical information says that his parents were william armstrong and mary maryann according to louis albert.
Live at the university of north carolina, may 8, 1954. Louis armstrong, the leading trumpeter and one of the most influential artists in jazz history. The louis armstrong story, 19001971 by max jones and john chilton. Louis armstrong and his all stars library of congress. Louis armstrong by laurence bergreen david ostwald. Publication date 1954 publisher prenticehall, inc collection universallibrary contributor. He was criticized by black musicians, authors, and. He never recounted the story of this affair until shortly before his death in 1971, when he agreed to tell it like it wuz.
Until louis made his mark in music, he and his family were the unknown new orleanians. A classic of american autobiography, satchmo captures life in the hard streets of his boyhood with bravura and a genuine. In this collection jazz trumpeter armstrong 190071 gives a fascinating glimpse into his early musical influences, rise to fame, life on the road, role in the civil rights movement, and final years. Although such a project had the potential to become trite, the effort comes off very well indeed. Louis armstrong 19011971 louis armstrong was born in one of the poorest neighborhoods in new orleans, louisiana, on august 4, 1901.
This book gave me information on louis armstrong s whole life. A musical autobiography is a fitting reissue for the armstrong centenary, an ambitious collaboration between armstrong and producer milt gabler. In 1967, america was in the middle of the vietnam war, civil rights struggle, the assassinations, and race riots. In a memoir written for robert goffin between 1943 and 1944, armstrong. Louis armstrong returned back to new york around 1929, and performed on. Apr 25, 2019 most remarkably, riccardi includes excerpts from a neverbeforepublished 1954 letter to manager joe glaser, written following the marijuana arrest of armstrongs wife lucille, in which armstrong declares his need for weed to him, it was medicine necessary to relax from the road and his willingness to withdraw from performing. This book includes previously unpublished essays, letters, and memoirs written by one of the giants of american music. Louis armstrong, white women, and uncle toms arnold burks.
Discover librarianselected research resources on louis armstrong from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Most remarkably, riccardi includes excerpts from a neverbeforepublished 1954 letter to manager joe glaser, written following the marijuana arrest of armstrongs wife lucille, in which armstrong declares his need for weed to him, it was medicine necessary to relax from the road and his willingness to withdraw from performing. This book was republished from an original artifact written by louis armstrong. Armstrong recounts his early life in new orleans, his experiences in chicago and new york during the 1920s, his infamous crowning as king of the zulus, and his late years in queens, new york. Louis armstrong, oscar winner james stewart and drummer gene krupa pose for a promotional photograph for the 1954 film the glenn miller story, which was out in us cinemas on 10 february 1954. The ultimate version of louis 1954 cover of this tune, taking all of part 1 and the second half of part 2, omitting the vocal part and its terrible lyrics written by louis manager joe glazer. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an inventive trumpet and cornet player, armstrong was. Argentine writer julio cortazar, a selfdescribed armstrong admirer, asserted that a 1952 louis armstrong concert at the theatre des champselysees in paris played a significant role in inspiring him to create the fictional creatures called cronopios that are the subject of a number of cortazars short stories. Preston and tells her how excited he is that she is pregnant with his child, whom he calls his little satchmo. No varnish in this book, very much in his own words, with slang, nicknames and much time spent in a boys home where he learned to play cornet, growing up too poor to own shoes. This story is written in first person, it seems to be with him we will witness of his experiences and the difficulties of that times.
Louis armstrong 19011971, nicknamed satchmo or pops, was an american trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz and in all of american popular music. At the colored waifs home for boys, he learned to play the bugle and. On may 8, 1954, louis armstrong and the all stars performed two shows in. With james stewart, june allyson, harry morgan, charles drake. Louis armstrong is one of the most writtenabout musicians in history. The names are incorrectly given as dizzy mulligan and gerry armstrong. The louis armstrong house museum, at 3456 107th street between 34th and 37th avenues in corona, queens, presents concerts and educational programs, operates as a historic house museum and makes materials in its archives of writings, books, recordings and memorabilia available to the public for research. The jazz musicians appeared as themselves, with stewart playing the doomed bandleader. Louis armstrong daniel louis armstrong, known as satchmo and pops, 19011971, american jazz trumpet virtuoso, singer, and bandleader, b. Gabler was one of the great pioneers of jazz recording, from setting up the first independent label, commodore, to producing armstrong and billie. Biography of bandleader glenn miller from his beginnings to his death over the english channel in december 1944. Louis was caught with some stuff and sentenced in march 1931. Reggie nadelsons top 10 jazz books books the guardian.
What makes this installment worthwhile, though, is that it closes out with nine of the 11 songs that were featured on armstrong s marvelous 1954 louis armstrong plays w. Louis daniel armstrong august 4, 1901 july 6, 1971, nicknamed satchmo, satch, and. List of books and articles about louis armstrong online. The song was co written by bob thiele and george david weiss, but it was really thieles idea, he begins to explain. Biography of bandleader glenn miller from his beginnings to his death over the english channel in. Autobiographies armstrong became the first black jazz musician to publish an autobiography with his swing that music in 1936. Louis armstrong covered pennies from heaven, white christmas, kickin the gong around, winter wonderland and other songs. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.
Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. Louis armstrong has 23 books on goodreads with 2502 ratings. At the colored waifs home for boys, he learned to play the bugle and the clarinet and joined the homes brass band. My life in new orleans is the story of new orleans and of the jazz.
He was when he celebrated the new year by running out on the street and firing a pistol that belonged to the current man in his mothers life. Although he died in 1971, it was not until the mid1980s that his true birth date, august 4, 1901, was discovered by tad jones by researching baptismal records. Publication date 1954 publisher prenticehall, inc collection universallibrary contributor universal digital library language english. A musical autobiography was recorded as an oral memoir with overdubbed background piano by billy kyle combined with recreations of many of his memorable recordings, as well as a few of the originals. In two letters from november 1954 armstrong professes his love for ms. Yet he managed to always remain upbeat, polite and naturally highly innovative. I learned a lot about the history of jazz in this interview. Sharon prestonfolta says shes louis armstrongs daughter.
This is a great little read, written in an engaging and honest style. Armstrong, louis satchmo a musical autobiography amazon. But beyond being a revolutionary musician and an enchanting stage personality, louis armstrong was a writerand he was prolific. When i was born in 1900 my father, willie armstrong, and my mother, may ann or mayann as she was called were living on a little street called james alley. Louis armstrong died in july of 1971 in new york and is buried in flushing cemetery, queens county, new york. Seemingly each passing year brings a new book on armstrong, ranging from general biographies to academic studies to works aimed at children. In his book, life in new orleans, written in his early 50s and published in 1954, armstrong hints that his mother turned tricks to help support them. Glasco works at the eubie blake center in baltimore, md. Louis armstrong originally did sugar foot stomp, white christmas, kickin the gong around, high society calypso and other songs. Loveless love, plus five previously unreleased tracks. Armstrong often stated that he was born on july 4, 1900. A singer, songwriter, composer, cornet player, trumpet player, and actor who wrote books about his life. The book contains nineteen items, all written by armstrong and all previously inaccessible except through research libraries or photocopies from decadesold periodicals.
This quintessential entertainer of the 20th century was the backbone of what we, today call jazz. This book gave me a lot of information on louis armstrongs early career and early life. A wonderful pairing of jazz giant louis armstrong with revered father of the blues composer w. Satchmo by louis armstrong 1954 this is the book which opened up the world of coin collecting to me as a hobby. This threecd reissue has a few improvements as well. With his great sensitivity, technique, and capacity to express emotion, armstrong led in the development of jazz into a fine art. Books louis armstrong home museum louis armstrong house. He was also a bandleader, singer, film star, and comedian. He wrote one more in the late 1960s covering the rest of his remarkable career. Originally released in 1957 as a fourlp set, satchmo. Both books are equally candid and informative, and i recommend them both highly. Only one block long, james alley is located in the crowded section of new orleans known as back o town. Told simply and without affect this story of louis armstrongs childhood and young. My life in new orleans by louis armstrong, 1954 online.
Chicago, il the first of three very productive days in the studio laying down tracks for the first set of recordings that armstrong recorded specifically for an album. Louis armstrong, white women, and uncle toms arnold. Louis armstrong the complete guide this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. My life in new orleans, the definitive account of his early years in the city of his birth. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every.
Laurence bergreens new book represents a different take. Handythe single track that blew my mind and started me on this path. These historic sessions from 1954 and 1956 include st. He lived through a tough period in american history. This unparalleled collection of armstrong s candid writings reveals a side of the artist not widely known to his fans. This is a list of english language booklength biographies and autobiographies of notable jazz. Louis armstrong biography childhood, life achievements. Here is a littleknown dimension of louis armstrong that will stand as a treasure. Louis armstrong, byname satchmo truncation of satchel mouth, born august 4, 1901, new orleans, louisiana, u.
Gabler was one of the great pioneers of jazz recording, from setting up the first independent label, commodore, to producing armstrong and billie holiday for decca. For the family history researcher, that is a challenge. In his life, louis armstrong thrilled audiences worldwide and influenced countless musicians. Armstrong became the first black jazz musician to publish an autobiography with his swing that music in 1936. Handy lp from columbia records, including fine versions of ole miss, beale street blues, loveless love, and what may well be the definitive version of st. Books by louis armstrong author of satchmo goodreads. His father abandoned the family when louis was young, and his mother often had to resort to prostitution to provide for the family. Oct 05, 2017 the song was co written by bob thiele and george david weiss, but it was really thieles idea, he begins to explain. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. By the early 1920s he was playing with the king in chicago. How louis armstrong revolutionized american music biography. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in jazz.
List of books and articles about louis armstrong online research. What makes this installment worthwhile, though, is that it closes out with nine of the 11 songs that were featured on armstrongs marvelous 1954 louis armstrong plays w. Louis armstrong was born on august 4, 1901, in new orleans, louisiana, u. From louise mulligans scrap book title was truncated from lenghthy version to shortened version. Louis armstrong is one of the most written about musicians in history. A question a lot of people ask me is, how did you get into louis armstrong.
The jazz musicians impeccably maintained home in a modest new york city neighborhood is a testament to his and midcentury designs legacy. Thus, it became pretty easy to put it all together. Superb autobiography by louis armstrong, from his early years growing up in new orleans up to his first musical engagement in chicago. Bob thiele looked around and said, we need louis armstrong. Vinyl lp, 10 louis armstrong sings the blues 1954, vinyl discogs. In 1954, armstrong produced his masterpiece, satchmo. Louis armstrong digitalpublicationdate 20031229 00. At least three other biographies treat the july 4th birth date as a myth. May 22, 2018 louis armstrong and his wife, lucille.607 934 1097 873 1660 1355 1356 1125 1347 91 949 427 1500 842 853 123 565 1512 297 1483 1548 680 1161 416 532 707 791 1434 1296 1279 684 137 115 1569 969 529 96 183 720 802 1017 1146 1172 33 624 1466 145 788