Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn (Hardcover)
The True Story of a Boy and His Horn
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599903750, 99pp.
Publication Date: December 7, 2010
The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself-and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. "Play, Louis, Play " is written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth-his horn In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.
As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif 's Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend. Includes a detailed author's note, glossary of jazz terms, and bibliography.