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Louis Armstrong

Jazz Musician (4-Aug-1901 — 6-Jul-1971)


Louis Armstrong. Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words. Oxford University Press. 1999. 255pp.

Louis Armstrong. Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans. New York: Prentice-Hall. 1954. 240pp.

Laurence Bergreen. Louis Armstrong: An Extravagant Life. New York: Harper Collins. 1997. 564pp.

Joshua Berrett. Louis Armstrong and Paul Whiteman: Two Kings of Jazz. Yale University Press. 2004. 256pp.

Michel Boujut. Louis Armstrong. Paris, France: Plume. 1998. 143pp. With discography, bibliography, etc.

Edward Brooks. Influence and Assimilation in Louis Armstrong's Cornet and Trumpet Work, 1923-1928. 2001. 236pp.

Edward Brooks. The Young Louis Armstrong on Records: A Critical Survey and Discography 1923-1928. Scarecrow Press. 2002. 529pp.

Thomas Brothers. Louis Armstrong's New Orleans. W. W. Norton & Company. 2006. 336pp.

Michael Cogswell. Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo. Portland, OR: Collectors Press. 2003. 192pp. By the archivist of Armstrong materials at Queens College, New York.

James Lincoln Collier. Louis Armstrong: A Biography. London: Studio Vista. 1971. 256pp.

James Lincoln Collier. Louis Armstrong: An American Genius. Oxford University Press. 1985. 412pp.

Jeanette Eaton; Elton C. Fax. Trumpeter's Tale: The Story of Young Louis Armstrong. New York: William Morrow and Company. 1955. 192pp.

Robert Goffin. Horn of Plenty: The Story of Louis Armstrong. New York: Allen, Towne & Heath. 1947. Reprinted by Greenwood Press in 1978.

Robert Hoskins. Louis Armstrong: Biography of a Musician. Los Angeles: Holloway House. 1979.

Max Jones; John Chilton. Louis: The Louis Armstrong Story, 1900-1971. London: Studio Vista. 1971. 256pp.

Michael Meckna. Satchmo: The Louis Armstrong Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 2004. 432pp.

Marc H. Miller (editor). Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy. New York: Queens Museum of Art. 1994. 248pp. Exhibition catalogue.

Scott Allen Nollen. Louis Armstrong: The Life, Music and Screen Career. McFarland & Company. 2004. 231pp.

Hugues Panassie. Louis Armstrong. Paris, France: Editions du Belvedere. 1947. 108pp.

I. Storb. Translated by Bertram Thompson. Louis Armstrong: The Definitive Biography. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1999. 150pp.

Dempsey J. Travis. The Louis Armstrong Odyssey: From Jane Alley to America's Jazz Ambassador. Chicago: Urban Research Press. 1997. 243pp.

Hans Westerberg. Boy From New Orleans: Louis Satchmo Armstrong on Records, Films, Radio. Copenhagen, Denmark: Jazzmedia. 1981. 220pp.

Jos Willems. All of Me: The Complete Discography of Louis Armstrong. Scarecrow Press. 2006. 447pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.40)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.20)

  9. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.33)

  10. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.53)

  11. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.21)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.27)

  13. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.63)

  14. Webster's American Biographies (p.37)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.22)

  16. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.24)

  17. Current Biography, 1966 Yearbook (pp.7-10)

  18. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.32)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.22)

  20. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.2-3)

  21. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.27)

  22. International Who's Who 1960 (p.34)

  23. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.114-16)

  24. Legends in Their Own Time (p.11)

  25. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.17)

  26. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.343)

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