Satchmo

Satchmo

By: Louis Armstrong (author), Dan Morgenstern (contributor)Paperback

Up to 1 WeekUsually despatched within 1 week

£12.87 RRP £13.99  You save £1.12 (8%) & FREE Saver Delivery on orders over £20

Description

"In all my whole career the Brick House was one of the toughest joints I ever played in. It was the honky-tonk where levee workers would congregate every Saturday night and trade with the gals who'd stroll up and down the floor and the bar. Those guys would drink and fight one another like circle saws. Bottles would come flying over the bandstand like crazy, and there was lots of just plain common shooting and cutting. But somehow all that jive didn't faze me at all, I was so happy to have some place to blow my horn." So says Louis Armstrong, a tough kid who just happened to be a musical genius, about one of the places where he performed and grew up. This raucous, rich tale of his early days in New Orleans concludes with his departure to Chicago at twenty-one to play with his boyhood idol King Oliver, and tells the story of a life that began, mythically, on July 4, 1900, in the city that sowed the seeds of jazz.

About Author

Louis Armstrong (1901-1971), nicknamed Satchmo, was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780306802768
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780306802768
  • weight: 302
  • ISBN10: 0306802767

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close