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If I Only Had a Horn

Young Louis Armstrong

By Roxane Orgill

Roxane Orgill's vivid words and Leonard Jenkins's dramatic pictures combine to tell the story of a boy who grew up to be a giant of jazz - the legendary and beloved Louis Armstrong. As a poor boy in New Orleans, where music was everywhere - dancing out of doorways, singing on streetcorners, crying from the cornet of the great Joe Oliver for all to hear - Louis longed for a horn so that he too could sing, bring home pennies, and, most of all, tap happy-feet blues till the sun rose. It wasn't going to be easy. Many things, not all of them good, had to happen before he got his horn. But when at last he did, he sent music spiraling up into the New Orleans night sky like a spinning top gone crazy.

Format

Book

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Publish Date

1997

ISBN

0395759196


Format: Book
Author: Orgill, Roxane
Summary: Relates how the famous jazz trumpeter began his musical career, as a poor boy in New Orleans, by singing songs on street corners and playing a battered cornet in a marching band.
Title: If I only had a horn : young Louis Armstrong / Roxanne Orgill ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Subject: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 -- Juvenile literature. Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature Musicians -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature. Jazz -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature. African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 0395759196
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: B Armstrong
Oclc: 34544016
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Bib Id: 95329

Format: Book
Author: Orgill, Roxane
Summary: Relates how the famous jazz trumpeter began his musical career, as a poor boy in New Orleans, by singing songs on street corners and playing a battered cornet in a marching band.
Title: If I only had a horn : young Louis Armstrong / Roxanne Orgill ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971 -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Subjects: Musicians -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Jazz -- Juvenile literature -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: Jenkins, Leonard ill.
LCCN: 96015380
ISBN: 0395759196
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: B Armstrong