really interested, you should read these...
Armstrong, an American Genius. (1983). Oxford University
Press. New York.
You might want to
save this book for an entire month when you wish to contemplate such
interesting yet somehow seemingly unimportant details of Louis' life
such as the exact date of his birth, or the real reason that he
died... I found it an extremely dull read, but that's only my
Avon Books. New York.
This is a very easy
to read book, full of quotes and opinions of many jazz greats. This
book gives many short but interesting biographies of wonderful people
who changed jazz forever.
Nat Shapiro and Nat
Me Talkin' To Ya. (1955). Dover Publications, Inc. New York.
One of the authors
also wrote Jazz Is -, and the format is very similar. Hear Me Talkin'
To Ya is a book which is a compilation of hundreds of jazz musicians'
quotes. The phrase on the cover is quite a good way of explaining
it... "The story of jazz as told by the men who made it."
Life in New Orleans. (1954).
This is an inside
look at his life; it's his autobiography. Anyway, it is extremely
interesting and in a way makes on feel as if they are closer to him.
However, many of the facts stated in his book have been proven to be
blatantly wrong, due to his loss of memory and confusion at times. Oh
well, we'll forgive him, now won't we?
TuTTi Magazine. #1
Legends Series, 1995.
I wasn't able to
locate this particular issue, but I am still on the lookout. The only
subject of this issue is Louis Armstrong; all of the articles are
about him, and nothing else.
February 21st, 1949.
The cover of this
issue has a funny picture of him on it. I didn't find it, either, but
I would hope that there would be an article or two on him,
I've heard it's good,
but who am I to say, cos I didn't actually read it myself?!?