Satchmo (Anglais) Broché – 1 août 1986
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WHEN I WAS BORN in 1900 my father, Willie Armstrong, and my mother, May Ann - or Mayann as she was called - were living on a little street called James Alley. Lire la première page
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What I loved most about this book is the glimpse into old New Orleans, an older America, and the richness of black music and its culture and roots.
One learns some older blues jargon, and, implicitly, the closely knit New Orleans musical life. The book also gives insight into another culture, musicians, pimps and prostitutes and the sporting life, as well as the unfailing positive spirit of Louis Armstrong.
This is more about the times of his youth than an in depth understanding of the development of his musicianship. It is, however, an entertaining and informative read, for lovers of the man, blues, jazz, and 'wild west' New Orleans culture around the early 1900's. Mr. Armstrong's happiness and energy pour forth in every page.
The story includes Satchmo's earliest musical efforts, his arrest for some gun play and time in a juvenile home which had an orchestra and where the orchestra director noticed the promising new inmate and gave him his break. The juvenile home orchestra in those days would often be allowed out to play funerals, church events and even family parties for wealthy southern white families and so Satchmo began to get noticed.
The description of life in New Orleans for a very poor young black musician is also an interesting insight. Louis describes how he would gather throw away food from the restaurant quarter to bring home for meals and how he drove a coal cart with a horse to make a living and then played long nights in the bordellos and honky tonks late into the night. There the pimps and working girls would toss the young trumpet player some money in exchange for his ability to keep them in good cheer or to keep the customers drinking and paying.
The story end with Satchmo's call up and move to Chicago to play with King Oliver's band and begin his rise to Jazz legend. Still, its the story of his roots in New Orleans which makes for an incredibly interesting and lively read and a great time piece int a different world and its characters, long gone, but not to be forgotten. At 200 pages, the book is a quick and easy read. Its such an entertaing story, I'm surprised it hasn't been made into a movie.
In any case, even 5 stars don't do it justice. If there was a sixth star for extra awesomeness, I would give it to this book.
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