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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

TitleRecording DateRecording LocationCompany
Baby!
(From Blackbirds of 1928)

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

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

ArtistInstrument
Louis ArmstrongCornet
Mancy CaraBanjo, Guitar
Lillie Delk ChristianVocals
Earl HinesPiano
Jimmie NooneClarinet

 

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