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Title Horn of Plenty: The Story of Louis Armstrong
Author Goffin, Robert
Author added entry Bezou, James F.
Summary Biography of Louis Armstrong written by one of Europe's earliest jazz writers. Goffin had unprecedented access to Armstrong, who wrote pages and pages of biographical information for Goffin to use. Goffin's originally wrote the book in his native French. The English translation by James F. Bezou, coupled with Goffin's flowery writing style, created awkward sentences such as, "The very first notes threw a flutter into Manhattan's glamour girls, who had deserted their penthouses to dance and order theirs straight, and who now cooed delightedly." Armstrong's notes for Goffin are today considered more valuable than this book and can be found in "Louis Armstrong In His Own Words."
Object Type Book
Catalog Number 2005.2.031
Published Date 1947
Publisher Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.
Published Place New York
Collection Jack Bradley Collection
Search Terms Louis Armstrong: In His Own Words (book)
Accession number 2005.2