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July’s giveaway is Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout. This in-depth biography of one of the most influential and important musicians of the 20th century goes far beyond the smiling personality seen in movies and TV and reveals an unexpectedly complex and serious musician whose larger-than-life personality was more sharp-edged and intense than most fans ever knew. It’s also a great introduction to Armstrong’s music and illuminates the ways in which he helped invent jazz and changed American music forever.
First place winner will receive a hardback copy of Pops along with a signed copy of my third Rolly Waters novel, Desert City Diva. Two runner-ups will receive a signed copy of Desert City Diva. As always, I can only send to addresses in the United States. Contest ends at midnight Pacific Time, Sunday, July 24, 2022.