A great artist who was also a good man. A genius born in poverty who became known in every corner of the world. An entertainer who knocked the Beatles off the top of the charts four decades after he cut his first record. Terry Teachout has drawn on a cache of important new sources unavailable to previous biographers to craft a sweeping new narrative biography of Louis Armstrong, the twentieth century’s most influential jazz musician.
A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure.
• Written by experts from a variety of fields including history, music, literature, African American studies, and religious studies
• Includes an extensive chronology of the defining moments of the Jazz Age from the worlds of politics, society and culture, the arts, business, and more