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Lil "Brown Gal" Armstrong and her Dixielanders
Decca-7739A Lil Brown Gal Armstrong and her Dixielanders


Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
My Secret Flame
Vocal Chorus by Hilda Rogers

(Lil Armstrong / Avon Long)
3-17-1940 New York, New York Decca
7739 B
Riffin’ The Blues
3-17-1940 New York, New York Decca
7803 A
Sixth Street
3-17-1940 New York, New York Decca
7739 A
Why Is A Good Man So Hard To Find
Vocal Chorus by Midge Williams

(Jimmie Davis)
3-17-1940 New York, New York Decca
7803 B

Lil "Brown Gal" Armstrong and her Dixielanders

Artist Instrument
Wellman Braud Bass
Lil Armstrong Piano, Vocals, Leader
Russell Johns Tenor Saxophone
Manzie Johnson Drums
Jonah Jones Trumpet
Hilda Rogers Vocals
Don Stovall Alto Saxophone
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