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Lillie Delk Christian with Louis Armstrong's Jazz Four
Lillie Delk Christian has an absolutely great backup band on these sessions, but her vocals often leave a little to be desired. The best of the songs is “Too Busy“, were Armstrong’s backup scat vocals almost save the day, and Lillie even manages to swing a little when Louis is singing with her. You can almost see her smiling as Pops lays down some of the real thing.

discography

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
Baby!
(From Blackbirds of 1928)

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
12-11-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8660
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
12-11-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8650
I Must Have That Man
(From Blackbirds of 1928)

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
12-11-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8660
Last Night I Dreamt You Kissed Me
(Gus Kahn / Carmen Lombardo)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8607
Sweethearts On Parade
(Newman / Carmen Lombardo)
12-11-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8650
Too Busy
(Miller / Cohn)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8596
Was It A Dream?
(Sam Coslow / Larry Spier / Andy Britt)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8596
You’re A Real Sweetheart
(Caesar / Friend)
6-26-1928 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
8607

Lillie Delk Christian with Louis Armstrong's Jazz Four

Artist Instrument
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Mancy Cara Banjo, Guitar
Lillie Delk Christian Vocals
Earl Hines Piano
Jimmie Noone Clarinet

 

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