THE OFFSTAGE STORY OF SATCHMO
by Michael Cogswell
Discover jazz great Louis Armstrong all over again. Come inside and make yourself at home?the Armstrong home. Louis Armstrong: The Offstage Story of Satchmo offers an intimate, backstage look at the legendary trumpeter through never-before-published photos, writings, and recordings.
Drawing from the Queens College Louis Armstrong House and Archives collection, author Michael Cogswell tells the Armstrong story that hasn't been told. The private, funny and, touching characteristics of Armstrong's life reveal themselves through his personal collection of photographs, tape recordings, collages, and scrapbooks.
Louis Armstrong is the official book of the Armstrong House National Historic Museum in Queens, New York. Opening in October 2003, the house where Armstrong and his wife Lucille lived for 40 years will house the entire Queens College Armstrong collection. Highlights: