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Just a lucky so and so: the story of Louis Armstrong.

Powell, Arnell, (narrator.). Swenar, Ryan, (producer.). Cline-Ransome, Lesa (author.). Ransome, James (illustrator.). Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Motion picture adaptation: Just a lucky so and so. (Added Author). Narrated by Arnell Powell. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 11 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2016.

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Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Arnell Powell.
Summary, etc.:
Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of Joe King Oliver. But after a run in with the police, 11-year-old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif's Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school's revered marching band. By the time he returned to his neighborhood, the King himself became his mentor and invited Armstrong to play with him in Chicago. Here is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 > Childhood and youth.
Jazz musicians > Biography.

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