Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia
Derry, Sebastian, Notes
Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia. By Michael Meckna. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004. [x, 432 p. ISBN: 0-313-30137-9. $65.] Illustrations, discography, chronology, filmography, bibliography, index.
Though music encyclopedias are somewhat commonplace, those devoted to individual musicians are less so; rarer still is one whose subject is a single jazz musician. In this regard, Michael Meckna's Satchmo is a first, an encyclopedia devoted entirely to legendary jazz trumpeter and vocalist Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong (1901-1971). Nearly 35 years have passed since his death, but Armstrong and his legacy are still very much alive and with us. A performer and musician whose life …
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Publication information: Article title: Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia. Contributors: Derry, Sebastian - Author. Journal title: Notes. Volume: 62. Issue: 2 Publication date: December 2005. Page number: 397+. © 2009 Music Library Association, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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