Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans
He's a generous man, very grateful to his musical forebears and those who gave him his first breaks. And while he doesn't gloss ove ...more
A turn of events hap ...more
I loved learning about Louis' early years in New Orleans and how an employee at a home for children fostered his interest and talent in playing the cornet. It was fun to learn about how his career took off. I especially liked reading about how he played in the marching ba ...more
Dippermouth was also a great writer, the proof is this autobiography.
This story is written in first person, it seems to be with him we will witness of his experiences and the difficulties of that times.
Undoubtedly Louis has had a difficult childhood surrounded by poverty ignorance, and the racial hatred between black and white and violence of any kind.
Surprisingly Louis was not devoured by the revenge the main deterrent ...more
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans? Well certainly anyone that has ever been should! There is simply something about that city that ones it gets in your blood its no easier to get rid of then the mardi gras beads stuck in the topmost branch of a tree!
In "Satchmo," Louis Armstrong recounts the younger years of his life growing up and learning to play the horn in New Orleans, Louisiana. While his writing style offers a unique, ...more
Louis Armstrong's (known as Satchmo or Pops) simple testimony to his early life is a fun and great read. Written with great candor, Louis delivered an inspiring tale beginning from his conception, to his life with his grandma, to his first love (which was very unpleasant), to his first break-up (which I think was good for him), to his first first adventure with his bugle, and stop to the beginning of his wonderful career in Jazz music, which he leaves a wonderful legacy.
When I think of Louis...more
Seeing this book on Goodreads reminds me that I would like to read more fiction and historical accounts embedde ...more
Armstrong was a charismatic, innovative performer whose improvised soloing was the main influence for a fundamental change in jazz, shifting its focus from collective improvisation to the solo player and improvised soloing. One of the most famous jazz musicians of the 20th century, he was first known as a cornet ...more