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5.0 out of 5 stars purejoy - like the man himself
Louis Armstrong is one of the central figures along with Duke Ellington of Giddins's incredible Visions of Jazz, and that sent me to Satchmo, a mindblowing collection of photographs and a biographical and musical discussion that brings the man and his work to life. Although Giddins covers some of the same ground here as in Visions, it is a far more expansive study...
Published on 21 Dec. 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed
I don't think that it portrayed Louis as he really was , particurly his intergation into the white world and the huge difficulties he would have faced on a daily basis , it generally glossed over a lot of issues and failed to portray what the world was like during his life and how he coped with them , and how the brilliance of his musicianship and personality propelled...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars purejoy - like the man himself, 21 Dec. 1998
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This review is from: Satchmo (Paperback)
Louis Armstrong is one of the central figures along with Duke Ellington of Giddins's incredible Visions of Jazz, and that sent me to Satchmo, a mindblowing collection of photographs and a biographical and musical discussion that brings the man and his work to life. Although Giddins covers some of the same ground here as in Visions, it is a far more expansive study built on the idea that Armstrong was at once a great artist and a great entertainer and that his role in one area did not diminish his role in the other. The pictures are remarkable, and numerous excerps from Armstrong's own writing show what a decent and joyful man he was. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disapointed, 25 July 2013
This review is from: Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong (Kindle Edition)
I don't think that it portrayed Louis as he really was , particurly his intergation into the white world and the huge difficulties he would have faced on a daily basis , it generally glossed over a lot of issues and failed to portray what the world was like during his life and how he coped with them , and how the brilliance of his musicianship and personality propelled him forward and how his legacy is as strong as eve , an absolute icon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 26 Mar. 2015
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very readable
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