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Pops: a life of Louis Armstrong

Dec 9, 2009

Louie, LEW-iss, Satchmo, Pops – call him what you will, Louis Armstrong transformed American music with his jazz trumpet solos and signature, raspy vocals, bringing a New Orleans sound to the world. The beloved jazz legend lived a much darker and more dangerous life than hits like "What a Wonderful World" suggest. We look back at Armstrong under bright lights and dark shadows with Terry Teachout, author of "Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong."

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