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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 151-175 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 66248 10-in. 8/30/1939 Down in the dumps Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66764 10-in. 10/13/1939 Cheatin' on me Helen Proctor instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66765 10-in. 10/13/1939 Let's call it a day Helen Proctor instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66766 10-in. 10/13/1939 Take me along with you Helen Proctor instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 66767 10-in. 10/13/1939 Blues at midnight Helen Proctor instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67271 10-in. 3/5/1940 When they play them blues Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67272 10-in. 3/5/1940 Something's goin' on wrong Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67273 10-in. 3/5/1940 Wasn't it nice Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67274 10-in. 3/5/1940 You know jam don't shake Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67331 10-in. 3/18/1940 Sixth Street Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67332 10-in. 3/18/1940 Riffin' the blues Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67333 10-in. 3/18/1940 Why is a good man so hard to find? Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67334 10-in. 3/18/1940 My secret flame Lil Armstrong and her Dixielanders instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67481 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big apple blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67482 10-in. 4/4/1940 Big money blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67483 10-in. 4/4/1940 Chicago mill blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67484 10-in. 4/4/1940 Five minutes blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67485 10-in. 4/4/1940 Two time Mama Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67486 10-in. 4/4/1940 Jaybird blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67487 10-in. 4/4/1940 Suicide blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67488 10-in. 4/4/1940 Pocket knife blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67565 10-in. 4/17/1940 Let me ride your train Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67566 10-in. 4/17/1940 Be your natural self Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67567 10-in. 4/17/1940 Turn over Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67568 10-in. 4/17/1940 Take off them hips Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 151-175 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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