Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout Paperback Book


Rent Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

Author: Terry Teachout

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Published: Oct 2010

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians - Jazz

Retail Price: $18.99

Pages: 496


Louis Armstrong is widely known as the greatest jazz musician of the twentieth century. He was a phenomenally gifted and imaginative artist, and an entertainer so irresistibly magnetic that he knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Offstage he was witty, introspective, and unexpectedly complex, a beloved colleague with an explosive temper whose larger-than-life personality was tougher and more sharp-edged than his worshiping fans ever knew.

Wall Street Journalcritic Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers, including hundreds of candid after-hours recordings made by Armstrong himself, to craft a sweeping new narrative biography. Certain to be the definitive word on Armstrong for our generation,Popspaints a gripping portrait of the man, his world, and his music that will stand alongside Gary Giddins's Bing Crosbyand Peter Guralnick'sLast Train to Memphisas a classic biography of a major American musician.

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