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Lil Hardin Armstrong


Lillian Hardin Armstrong (née Hardin; February 3, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was an American 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 3, 1898 (Memphis), Died August 27, 1971 (Chicago)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1951

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W142436 10-in. 7/14/1926 Mixed salad New Orleans Bootblacks Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142437 10-in. 7/14/1926 I can't say New Orleans Bootblacks Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142438 10-in. 7/14/1926 Flat foot New Orleans Bootblacks Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142439 10-in. 7/14/1926 Mad dog New Orleans Bootblacks Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142856 10-in. 10/22/1926 King of the Zulus Dixie Washboard Band Jazz/dance band, with talk composer, lyricist  
Columbia W152308 10-in. 9/23/1932 Rhapsody in love Lillian Armstrong Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W152309 10-in. 9/23/1932 Virginia Lillian Armstrong ; Clarence Williams Female vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W152310 10-in. 9/23/1932 Say it isn't so The Riffers Female vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
Columbia W152311 10-in. 9/23/1932 Rhapsody in love The Riffers Female vocal duet, with piano vocalist  
OKeh 8392 10-in. 6/22/1923 Sweet lovin' man King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano, composer  
OKeh 8476 10-in. October 1923 Tears King Oliver’s Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 9484 10-in. 11/12/1925 My heart Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9485 10-in. 11/12/1925 Yes! I'm in the barrel Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9486 10-in. 11/12/1925 Gut bucket blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9501 Not documented 2/22/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9502 Not documented 2/22/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9503 10-in. 2/22/1926 Come back, sweet papa Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9533 10-in. 2/26/1926 Georgia grind Lil Hardin Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with female-male vocal duet vocalist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9534 10-in. 2/26/1926 Heebie jeebies Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9535 10-in. 2/26/1926 Cornet chop suey Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9536 10-in. 2/26/1926 Oriental strut Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9537 10-in. 2/26/1926 You're next Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9538 10-in. 2/26/1926 Muskrat ramble Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9729 10-in. 6/16/1926 Don't forget to mess around Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh 9730 10-in. 6/16/1926 I'm gonna gitcha Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 26-50 of 216 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Lil Hardin," accessed April 12, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

Armstrong, Lil Hardin. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 12, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

"Armstrong, Lil Hardin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 12 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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