Today, I am connecting two picture books, Jazz Cats and Rock 'N' Roll Dogs.
trumpet! His horn narrates Louis' story explaning how he worked very hard to scrape up enough
money to buy his first horn, how he became fascinated with Blues and Swing music and eventually Jazz. Louis worked hard to develop his skills and slowly began to earn the respect of fellow musicians who recognized his amazing musical talent. Louis could hear a song played one time and would be able to play it back note for note. This is the beginning tale of the world's greatest trumpet musician.
Listen to the smooth sounds of the Great Satchmo
1937-1941 recordings at All Music
Visit the Louis Armstrong House Museum to see videos and listen to his music
Terrific literature connections by David Davis
Rock 'N' Roll Dogs
On Friday nights, the Rock 'n' Roll Memphis Blues Dogs play music for all of their doggie friends and have a howl of a time! Meet cool Buddy Collie, who strums the guitar, and Puggy Sue, the swinging teen-age star. You are welcome to dance with them, but don't step on their blue suede shoes.