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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

Louis Armstrong's New Orleans
Author: Thomas Brothers
ISBN 13: 9780393330014
ISBN 10: 39333001
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2007-04-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $19.95

"The best book ever produced about Louis Armstrong by anyone other than the man himself."—Terry Teachout, Commentary

The New York Times - Jason Berry

Tensions between caste and color in New Orleans have drawn scrutiny in some jazz histories. Brothers has done the most thorough job yet of exploring the social distance between Armstrong's early years in Back of Town the central city ghetto, once a swamp back of the plantation houses and the world of the downtown Creoles, below Canal Street … this is superb history and a rocking good read.