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By Daniel Stein

Music Is My Life is the 1st complete research of Louis Armstrong's autobiographical writings (including his books, essays, and letters) and their relation to his musical and visible performances. Combining ways from autobiography concept, literary feedback, intermedia experiences, cultural historical past, and musicology, Daniel Stein reconstructs Armstrong's performances of his existence tale throughout a number of media and for various audiences, complicating the monolithic and hagiographic perspectives of the musician.

The publication will entice educational readers with an curiosity in African American reviews, jazz reviews, musicology, and pop culture, in addition to common readers attracted to Armstrong's lifestyles and tune, jazz, and twentieth-century leisure. whereas now not a biography, it presents a key to knowing Armstrong's oeuvre in addition to his complex position in American heritage and twentieth-century media culture.

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