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Classic JazzA Personal View of the Music and the Musicians$
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Floyd Levin

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520213609

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520213609.001.0001

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The Great Louis Armstrong

The Great Louis Armstrong

(p.218) The Great Louis Armstrong
Classic Jazz

Floyd Levin

University of California Press

This chapter discusses Louis Armstrong and the various phases during his long and illustrious career as jazz's first and greatest celebrity. It begins with a section on his early recordings during the Big-Band Era, which stand out as some of the finest of his long career. It then notes that Armstrong was considered as an unofficial ambassador of good will for the United States. The final part of the chapter contains the author's recollection of his visit to Armstrong's funeral.

Keywords:   Louis Armstrong, early recordings, Big-Band Era, ambassador of good will

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