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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 76-100 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W82055 10-in. 12/13/1927 Hotter than that Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist, instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W82056 10-in. 12/13/1927 Savoy blues Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, piano  
OKeh W400966 10-in. 6/28/1928 Don't jive me Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet composer  
OKeh W400973 10-in. 6/29/1928 Two deuces Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet composer  
OKeh W400991 10-in. 7/5/1928 Knee drops Louis Armstrong ; Hot Five Jazz/dance sextet composer  
Brunswick C168-C169 10-in. 4/20/1926 After I say I’m sorry Lillian Armstrong’s Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C170-C171 10-in. 4/20/1926 Georgia bo-bo Lillian Armstrong’s Serenaders Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C775-C776 10-in. 4/21/1927 San Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C777-C778 10-in. 4/21/1927 Oh Lizzie (A lover's lament) Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C779-C780 10-in. 4/21/1927 The new St. Louis blues Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C781-C782 10-in. 4/21/1927 Clarinet wobble Johnny Dodds Clarinet solo, with piano and guitar instrumentalist, piano  
Brunswick C794-C795 10-in. 4/22/1927 New Orleans stomp Black Bottom Stompers ; Johnny Dodds Jazz/dance band composer  
Gennett 11383 10-in. 4/6/1923 Just gone King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11384 10-in. 4/6/1923 Canal Street blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11385 10-in. 4/6/1923 Mandy Lee blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11386 10-in. 4/6/1923 I'm going away to wear you off my mind King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11387 10-in. 4/6/1923 Chimes blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11388 10-in. 4/6/1923 Weather bird rag King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11389 10-in. 4/6/1923 Sugar foot stomp King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11390 10-in. 4/6/1923 Froggie Moore King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11391 10-in. 4/6/1923 Snake rag King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11632 10-in. 10/5/1923 When you leave me alone to pine King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11633 10-in. 10/5/1923 Alligator hop King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11634 10-in. 10/5/1923 That sweet something dear King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11635 10-in. 10/5/1923 Zulu's Ball King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 76-100 of 216 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Lil Hardin," accessed April 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

Armstrong, Lil Hardin. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

"Armstrong, Lil Hardin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 April 2024.

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

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