Terry Teachout – Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong

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    popsWall Street Journal drama critic TERRY TEACHOUT says innovative jazz composer and trumpet player Louis Armstrong “has done more than any other performer to shape America’s collective personality.” Born in New Orleans to a poor, 15 year old domestic and prostitute, Armstrong grew into one of the most famous people in the world. Many people attribute Armstrong to popularizing jazz throughout the world, characterizing him as a jolly, humble and sunny presence that inspired generations, both musically and spiritually, almost forty years after his death. TEACHOUT’s new book is called, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong.
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