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Terry Teachout’s New Biography of Louis Armstrong

Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong  book cover
Armstrong modeled a lot of his phrasing on the opera singers of his youth
January 21, 2010

Terry Teachout has written a new scholarly, footnoted and highly enjoyable biography of the great Louis Armstrong

How The Doors Perceived Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill
Sixty years after his death, Weill's music continues to be performed both in popular and classical contexts.
August 12, 2009

A song that most fans of ’60s rock group The Doors attributed to the fertile and somewhat warped mind of lead singer Jim Morrison came from the fertile and equally warped minds of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.