Louis Armstrong's Groundbreaking Decade In Chicago

Feb 21, 2014

Louis Armstrong Master of Modernism
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Louis Armstrong is a integral figure in American popular music. And although many know him for his 1960s hits like "Hello Dolly" and "What a Wonderful World," his career in the 1920s and 30s really set a precedent for jazz vocals and instrumentals for future generations. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Thomas Brothers, professor of music at Duke University, about his latest book, Louis Armstrong: Master of Modernism (W.W. Norton & Company; 2014).