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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 101-125 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gennett 11636 10-in. 10/5/1923 Working man blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11637 10-in. 10/5/1923 Someday, sweetheart King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11638 10-in. 10/5/1923 Krooked blues King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Gennett 11639 10-in. 10/5/1923 If you want my heart (You got to 'low it, babe) King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 61945 10-in. 4/15/1937 Born to swing Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 61946 10-in. 4/15/1937 (I'm on a) Sit down strike for rhythm Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 61947 10-in. 4/15/1937 Bluer than blue Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 61948 10-in. 4/15/1937 I'm knockin' at the cabin door Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 62442 10-in. 7/23/1937 Lindy hop Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 62443 10-in. 7/23/1937 When I went back home Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 62444 10-in. 7/23/1937 Let's call it love Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 62445 10-in. 7/23/1937 You mean so much to me Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 63189 10-in. 1/21/1938 Wild man blues Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63190 10-in. 1/21/1938 Melancholy Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63191 10-in. 1/21/1938 29th and Dearborn Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63192 10-in. 1/21/1938 Blues galore Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63193 10-in. 1/21/1938 Stack O'Lee blues Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63194 10-in. 1/21/1938 Shake your can Johnny Dodds and his Chicago Boys instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 63236 10-in. 2/2/1938 Let's get happy together Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 63237 10-in. 2/2/1938 Happy today, sad tomorrow Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 63238 10-in. 2/2/1938 You shall reap what you sow Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 63239 10-in. 2/2/1938 Oriental swing Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 64325 10-in. 7/20/1938 I got a feeling for you Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64326 10-in. 7/20/1938 Someday, someday Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64327 10-in. 7/20/1938 Oh! That nasty man Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 101-125 of 216 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Lil Hardin," accessed April 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

Armstrong, Lil Hardin. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

"Armstrong, Lil Hardin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 April 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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