Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe King Oliver. But after a run in with the police, 11-year-old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school's revered marching band. By the time he returned to his neighborhood, the King himself became his mentor and invited Armstrong to play with him in Chicago. Here is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.

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ISBN-13: 9781520046990
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 08/16/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome have collaborated on several award-winning picture books for children. Their Quilt Alphabet was praised as 'a blue-ribbon ABC book' in a Publishers Weekly starred review. They live with their children in New York.

Arnell Powell is an actor, known for The Conjuring (2013), The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004) and The Honeymooners (2005).

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