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.

Hardin's compositions include "Struttin' With Some Barbecue", "Don't Jive Me", "Two Deuces", "Knee Drops", "Doin' the Suzie-Q", "Just For a Thrill" (which became a major hit when revived by Ray Charles in 1959), "Clip Joint", and "Bad Boy" (a minor hit for Ringo Starr in 1978), her composition "Oriental Swing" was sampled heavily to create Parov Stelar's 2012 retro-song "Booty Swing", which in turn gained notoriety when it was used in a 2013 Chevrolet commercial. Armstrong was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Empty Bed Blues: Best of the Good Time Mommas Various Artists 1
1998 Let's Swing Various Artists 1
2002 Rhythm & Blues Goes Rock 'n' Roll, Volume 1 Various Artists 5 1
2005 Rhythm & Blues: Original Masters Various Artists 1
2005 Lady Sings the Blues Various Artists 1
2005 The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country Various Artists 3 1
2006 Shout It Out Sister: The Great Female Blues Singers Various Artists 1
2011 "Satchmo": Ambassador of Jazz Louis Armstrong 1
Boogie Woogie (disc 1) Various Artists 1
Ladies Sing the Blues Various Artists 1
Listening to Music: Third Edition Craig Wright 1
The Norton Recordings: Eighth Edition Various Artists 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Music: An Appreciation, Sixth Brief Edition Roger Kamien 1

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