Lil Hardin

Real Name:
Lillian Hardin
Lil Hardin Armstrong (February 3, 1898 – August 27, 1971) was a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer, and bandleader, and the second wife of Louis Armstrong with whom she collaborated on many recordings in the 1920s. She was born as Lillian Hardin in Memphis, Tennessee, where she grew up in a household with her grandmother, Priscilla Martin, a former slave from near Oxford, Mississippi. During her early years, Hardin was taught hymns, spirituals, and Classics on the piano. She was drawn to popular music and later blues, but could only listen or play these styles occasionally and covertly, because her mother, Dempsey (she called her "Decie"), a deeply religious woman, considered them "sinful".
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L-1070 Lil Hardin - Yazoo's History Of Jazz album art Various Chimes Blues Various - Yazoo's History Of Jazz (Comp, MiniAlbum, Album) Yazoo L-1070 US 1984 Sell This Version
314 517 777-2 Lil Hardin - Jelly Roll Morton's Jams album art Various The Pearls Various - Jelly Roll Morton's Jams(CD, Comp) Verve Records 314 517 777-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
DO 250492 Lil Hardin - Jazz Early Days album art Various Muskrat Ramble and 4 more… Various - Jazz Early Days(2xCD, Comp, Mono) Disky DO 250492 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
DM 4671 02 Lil Hardin - Potato Head Blues album art Louis Armstrong Heebie Jeebies and 2 more… Louis Armstrong - Potato Head Blues(2xCD, Comp, Com + Dig) DiscMedi Blau DM 4671 02 Spain 2009 Sell This Version
MY 40030 Lil Hardin - Giants Of New Orleans Vol. 30 album art Various I'm Going Away To Wear You Off My Mind Various - Giants Of New Orleans Vol. 30(2xLP, Comp) Monkey Records (4) MY 40030 France Unknown Sell This Version