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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 201-216 of 216 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 93586 10-in. 3/12/1941 My little bit Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93587 10-in. 3/12/1941 Seeing is believing Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93588 10-in. 3/12/1941 The good Lawd' s children Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93589 10-in. 3/12/1941 You got to tell me something Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93590 10-in. 3/12/1941 Love me with attention Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93591 10-in. 3/12/1941 I'm a little piece of leather Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93843 10-in. 11/25/1941 Don't put yourself on the spot Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93844 10-in. 11/25/1941 Old organ blues-1 Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93845 10-in. 11/25/1941 Hearse man blues-1 Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93846 10-in. 11/25/1941 Bring me flowers while I'm living-1 Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93847 10-in. 11/25/1941 Pawn broker blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93848 10-in. 11/25/1941 Southern girl blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93849 10-in. 11/25/1941 Mister Livingood Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93850 10-in. 11/25/1941 The Good Lawd's children Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 93851 10-in. 11/25/1941 Separation day blues Peetie Wheatstraw instrumentalist, piano  
Decca L 6046 2/6/1951 You're just in love Lil Hardin Armstrong ; Louis Armstrong vocalist  
(Results 201-216 of 216 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Armstrong, Lil Hardin," accessed April 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

Armstrong, Lil Hardin. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109791.

"Armstrong, Lil Hardin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 April 2024.

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

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