Annotations for Play, Louis, Play! : The True Story of a Boy and His Horn


Baker & Taylor
Presents the early life of the famous African American cornet player, describing his humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans to his emergence as a legend among the biggest jazz clubs of the city.

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Baker & Taylor
Told from the point of view of his trumpet, a chapter book biography of Louis Armstrong starts at his humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans to his emergence as a legend among the biggest jazz clubs of the city.

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McMillan Palgrave
The childhood of Louis Armstrong was as fascinating as the great musician himself--and this chapter book biography tells it like never before. Play, Louis, Play! is written from the point of view of Louis' closest companion throughout his youth--his horn! In a jazz-inflected, exuberant voice, this unusual narrator tells it all, starting with the small New Orleans hock shop where little Louis bought his first trumpet for five hard-earned dollars.

As Louis goes from a street quartet to the marching band of the Colored Waif 's Home to the big sounds of New Orleans jazz clubs, author Muriel Harris Weinstein creates a moving portrait of the jazz legend. Includes a detailed author's note, glossary of jazz terms, and bibliography.


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