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Swing Bandleaders - Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dor (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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Swing Bandleaders - Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher...
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Swing Bandleaders - Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dor (Paperback)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dorsey, Earl Hines, Stan Kenton, Benny Carter, Tal Henry, Jimmy Dorsey, Shep Fields, Jerry Gray, Jimmie Lunceford, Charlie Barnet, Chick Webb, Don Redman, George Paxton, Erskine Butterfield, Red Perkins, Hal Kemp, Bill Hughes, Leo Baxter, Andy Kirk, Erskine Hawkins, Reuben Phillips, Craig Ball, Bob Davie. Excerpt: Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 - July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" cornet and trumpet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the music's focus from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly recognizable deep and distinctive gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also greatly skilled at scat singing, vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics. Renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing, Armstrong's influence extends well beyond jazz music, and by the end of his career in the 1960s, he was widely regarded as a profound influence on popular music in general. Armstrong was one of the first truly popular African-American entertainers to "cross over," whose skin-color was secondary to his amazing talent in an America that was severely racially divided. It allowed him socially acceptable access to the upper echelons of American society that were highly restricted for a person of color. While he rarely publicly politicized his race, often to the dismay of fellow African-Americans, he was privately a strong...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-50203-8
Barcode: 9781155502038
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-50203-5

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