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Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orchestra

Ray Charles had a hit record with Lil Armstrong’s song “Just For A Thrill” in 1959.Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orchestra
Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orchestra

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Bluer Than Blue
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
4-15-1937 New York, New York Decca
1299 A
Born To Swing
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
4-15-1937 New York, New York Decca
1299 B
Brown Gal
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1092 A
Doin’ The Suzie Q
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong Featuring “Chu” Berry

(Lil Armstrong)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1059 A
Decca
3883 B
Happy Today, Sad Tomorrow
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(W. Livingston / Lil Armstrong)
2-2-1938 New York, New York Decca
1722 B
I’m Knockin’ At The Cabin Door
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
4-15-1937 New York, New York Decca
1272 A
(I’m On A)
Sit Down Strike For Rhythm
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
4-15-1937 New York, New York Decca
1272 B
It’s Murder
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Buck / Lil Armstrong)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1182 A
Just For A Thrill
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1182 B
Let’s Call It Love
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Matthews)
7-23-1937 New York, New York Decca
1502 A
Let’s Get Happy Together
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong)
2-2-1938 New York, New York Decca
1904 B
Lindy Hop
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
7-23-1937 New York, New York Decca
1388 A
My Hi De Ho Man
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1059 B
Oriental Swing
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Omah Spencer)
2-2-1938 New York, New York Decca
1904 A
Or Leave Me Alone
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(F.L. Buck)
10-27-1936 Chicago, Illinois Decca
1092 B
When I Went Back Home
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
7-23-1937 New York, New York Decca
1388 B
You Mean So Much To Me
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Jackson)
7-23-1937 New York, New York Decca
1502 B
You Shall Reap What You Sow
Vocal Chorus by Lil Armstrong

(Alexander Robinson)
7-23-1937 New York, New York Decca
1722 A

Lil Armstrong and her Swing Orchestra

Artist Instrument
Arnold Adams Guitar
Lil Armstrong Piano, Vocals, Leader
Buster Bailey Clarinet
Chu Berry Tenor Saxophone
Dave Barbour Guitar
Wellman Braud Bass
Robert Carroll Tenor Saxophone
Shirley Clay Trumpet
Teddy Coleman Piano
John Frazier Bass
Frank Froeba Piano
Pops Foster Bass
Manzie Johnson Drums
Reunald Jones Trumpet
Huey Long Guitar
Johnny Mcgee? Trumpet
Ralph Muzillo? Trumpet
O’Neil Spencer Drums
Al Philban Trombone
Prince Robinson Tenor Saxophone
Haig Stephens Bass
Joe Thomas Trumpet
Sam Weiss Drums
Tony Zimmers Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone

 

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