Pops

A Life of Louis Armstrong

By Terry Teachout
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410425713, 809pp.)

Publication Date: May 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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“Terry Teachout has written an amazing biography of New Orleans' native son Louis Armstrong. Drawing on newly available primary sources, he weaves together a biography that is both illuminating and inspirational. Armstrong's contributions to jazz, pop culture, and breaking the color barrier are well told in a crisp, clean prose. Highly recommended!”
-- James Wilson, Octavia Books, LLC, New Orleans


Description

A great artist who was also a good man. A genius born in poverty who became known in every corner of the world. An entertainer who knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of Louis Armstrong, the twentieth century's most influential jazz musician.




NPR
Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009

Jazz icon Louis Armstrong didn't just leave behind a treasure trove of musical recordings; he also documented hundreds of his private conversations on tape. Those recordings served as the basis for Terry Teachout's new biography of the legendary musician, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong. More at NPR.org

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