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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 126-150 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 64328 10-in. 7/20/1938 Mailman blues Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64329 10-in. 7/20/1938 Mayberry blues Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64330 10-in. 7/20/1938 Evil hearted woman Tiny Mayberry instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 64604 10-in. 9/9/1938 Safety locked up in my heart Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 64605 10-in. 9/9/1938 Everything's wrong, ain't nothing right Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 64606 10-in. 9/9/1938 Harlem on Saturday night Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 64607 10-in. 9/9/1938 Knock-kneed Sal (on the mourner's bench) Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band instrumentalist, piano, vocalist  
Decca 65607 10-in. 5/19/1939 Don't pan me (Please don't talk about me when I'm gone) Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65608 10-in. 5/19/1939 Callin' Corrine Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65609 10-in. 5/19/1939 You can't put that monkey on my back Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65610 10-in. 5/19/1939 Fan it boogie woogie Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65756 10-in. 6/8/1939 Come easy, go easy Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65757 10-in. 6/8/1939 My blues is like whiskey Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65758 10-in. 6/8/1939 The jive is here Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65759 10-in. 6/8/1939 My downfall Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 65760 10-in. 6/8/1939 Hog-wild blues Rosetta Howard instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66104 10-in. 8/15/1939 Chirpin' the blues Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66105 10-in. 8/15/1939 Down-hearted blues Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66106 10-in. 8/15/1939 I'll see you go Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66107 10-in. 8/15/1939 Fine and mellow Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66108 10-in. 8/15/1939 Yelpin' blues Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66109 10-in. 8/15/1939 Someday sweetheart Alberta Hunter instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66245 10-in. 8/30/1939 You ain't had no blues Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66246 10-in. 8/30/1939 Marked woman Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66247 10-in. 8/30/1939 Midnight blues Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 126-150 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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