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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 176-200 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 67569 10-in. 4/17/1940 Gimme a pig's foot and a bottle of beer Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67570 10-in. 4/17/1940 You can't tell Frankie Half Pint Jaxon instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67571 10-in. 4/17/1940 My little girl Lee Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67572 10-in. 4/17/1940 Lucille blues Lee Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67573 10-in. 4/17/1940 Mississippi water blues Lee Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67574 10-in. 4/17/1940 Little leg woman Lee Brown instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67817 10-in. 5/27/1940 Perdido Street blues Sidney Bechet ; Louis Armstrong Orchestra composer  
Decca 67839 10-in. 5/28/1940 Down in jungle town Red Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67840 10-in. 5/28/1940 Canal Street blues Red Allen Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67841 10-in. 5/28/1940 King Porter stomp Zutty Singleton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 67842 10-in. 5/28/1940 Shim-me-sha-wabble Zutty Singleton Orchestra instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68022 10-in. 8/28/1940 Gangster's blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, string bass  
Decca 68136 10-in. 9/23/1940 Baby don't you love me no more Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68137 10-in. 9/23/1940 My pony Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68138 10-in. 9/23/1940 Jive me, baby Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68139 10-in. 9/23/1940 Corrine Corrina Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68140 10-in. 9/23/1940 Bowleg woman Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68141 10-in. 9/23/1940 Fix it up and go Johnnie Temple instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 90967 10-in. 10/27/1936 Love me or leave me alone Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 90968 10-in. 10/27/1936 My hi-de-ho man Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 90969 10-in. 10/27/1936 Brown gal Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 90970 10-in. 10/27/1936 Doin' the Suzie-Q Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 90971 10-in. 10/27/1936 Just for a thrill Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 90972 10-in. 10/27/1936 It's murder Lil Armstrong and her Swing Band vocalist  
Decca 93585 10-in. 3/12/1941 I don' t feel sleepy Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 176-200 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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