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Lil Hardin Armstrong

Lillian Hardin Armstrong (née Hardin; February 3, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader. She was the second wife of Louis Armstrong, with whom she collaborated on many recordings in the 1920s.

Her compositions include "Struttin' with Some Barbecue", "Don't Jive Me", "Two Deuces", "Knee Drops", "Doin' the Suzie-Q", "Just for a Thrill" (which was a hit when revived by Ray Charles in 1959), "Clip Joint", and "Bad Boy" (a hit for Ringo Starr in 1978). Armstrong was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Birth and Death Data: Born February 3rd, 1898 (Memphis), Died August 27th, 1971 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: piano, vocalist, composer, lyricist, songwriter, leader, string bass

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 197 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-46055 10-in. 7/5/1928 Blue clarinet stomp Johnny Dodds' Trio Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-46056 10-in. 7/5/1928 Blue piano stomp Johnny Dodds' Trio Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48797 10-in. 1/16/1929 Pencil papa Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor BVE-48798 10-in. 1/16/1929 Heah' me talkin' Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48799 10-in. 1/16/1929 Goober dance Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48800 10-in. 1/16/1929 Too tight Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48841 10-in. 1/30/1929 Sweet Lorraine Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48842 10-in. 1/30/1929 My little Isabel Johnny Dodds’ Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-48869 10-in. 2/7/1929 Indigo stomp Johnny Dodds' Trio Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-49863 10-in. 2/7/1929 Clarinetski Johnny Dodds' Trio Jazz/dance instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBVE-54867 10-in. 7/16/1930 Blue yodel no. 9 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with cornet, guitar, and piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BVE-59125 10-in. 1/27/1930 You ain't had no blues (Till some other woman takes your man) Lizzie Miles Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-75423 10-in. 4/24/1933 Tomorrow night Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041148 10-in. 7/31/1939 Just for a thrill Bob Chester Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-041591 10-in. 8/21/1939 Just for a thrill Gray Gordon ; Cliff Grass ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-048779 10-in. 4/11/1940 You run your mouth, I'll run my business Fats Waller and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with jazz.band sextet composer  
Victor BS-059205 10-in. 2/7/1941 Crowing rooster Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059206 10-in. 2/7/1941 That's love Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059207 10-in. 2/7/1941 Somebody's got to go Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059208 10-in. 2/7/1941 Lazy woman blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental triov instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059209 10-in. 2/7/1941 She ain't right Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059210 10-in. 2/7/1941 Chicago blues Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059211 10-in. 2/7/1941 I did all I could Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Victor BS-059212 10-in. 2/7/1941 In love again Lonnie Johnson Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia W142436 10-in. 7/14/1926 Mixed salad New Orleans Bootblacks Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 197 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Lil Hardin," accessed December 5, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

Armstrong, Lil Hardin. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 5, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

"Armstrong, Lil Hardin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 5 December 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791

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