Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra was one of the most popular bands in Jazz history and one of the driving forces of Swing style that came to dominate popular music of the 1930s and 1940s. In 1928 Armstrong began fronting Carroll Dickerson's Orchestra and traveled east from Chicago to New York. The band became known as the Louis Armstrong Orchestra, with Dickerson acting as musical director. In 1929 Louis Armstrong was hired to play in the pit band of the popular all Black musical revue Hot Chocolates, which featured the music of Andy Razaf and Fats Waller. The show was a great success and Armstrong stole the show with his singing of Ain't Misbehavin' which became his biggest selling record to date. After each night's show he would then join the Dickerson crew at Connie's Inn and finish the evening at the Lafayette Theater (7th Avenue at 132nd Street) next door. In 1929 he started to record quite a few of Hoagy Carmichael's songs. Armstrong had known Carmichael back in the King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band days in Chicago through Bix Beiderbecke and they teamed up on Hoagy's Rockin' Chair. In 1931 he recorded three more of Carmichael's songs, Stardust, Lazy River, and Georgia On My Mind. In 1934 Armstrong took over the Luis Russell Orchestra and from then on they became known as the Louis Armstrong Orchestra with Russell acting as musical director.

Title Recording Date Recording Location Company
2.19 Blues (Mamies' Blues)
(Mamie Desdume)
5-27-1940 New York, New York Decca
18090
Decca
25099
After You've Gone (b)
(Henry Creamer / J. Turner Layton)
11-26-1929 New York, New York Okeh
41350
After You've Gone (c)
(Henry Creamer / J. Turner Layton)
11-26-1929 New York, New York Okeh
(rejected)
Ain't Misbehavin'
(From Musical Show Connie's Hot Chocolates)

(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Harry Brooks)
7-19-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8717
Ain't Misbehavin'
(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Harry Brooks)
6-24-1938 New York, New York Decca
2042 B
Decca
5355
Alexander's Ragtime Band
(Irving Berlin)
7-7-1937 New York, New York Decca
1408
All Of Me
(S. Simons / Gerald Marks)
1-27-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41552
Among My Souvenirs
(Nicholls / Leslie)
4-17-1942 Los Angeles, California Decca
4327 A
As Long As You Live, You'll Be Dead If You Die
(Bernie Hanighen / Johnny Mercer)
5-13-1938 New York, New York Decca
2230 A
Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
(Charles Warfield / Clarence Williams)
6-15-1939 New York, New York Decca
2729 A
Basin Street Blues
(Spencer Williams)
1-27-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24351
Bessie Couldn't Help It
(Byron H. Warner / J.L. Richmond)
2-1-1930 New York, New York Okeh
8774
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
1-25-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41550
Blue Again
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
4-28-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41498
Vocalion
3115
Blue Turning Grey Over You
(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller)
2-1-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41375
Vocalion
3124
Bye And Bye
(traditional)
12-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
3011 A
Decca
3946 A
Decca
25153
Cain And Abel
(Fensteck / Loman)
5-1-1940 New York, New York Decca
3204 B
Chinatown, My Chinatown
(Schwartz / Jerome)
11-3-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41534
Coal Cart Blues
(Louis Armstrong / Lil Hardin)
5-27-1940 New York, New York Decca
18091
Decca
25100
Confessin'
(That I Love You)

(Dougherty / Reynolds / Neiburg)
4-25-1939 New York, New York Decca
2615 A
Decca
3795 B
Decca
28306
Coquette
(Carmen Lombardo / John W. Green / Gus Kahn)
4-17-1942 Los Angeles, California Decca
4327 B
Cuban Pete
(Norman)
7-7-1937 New York, New York Decca
1353
Cut Off My Legs And Call Me Shorty
(Raye / Alexander)
5-1-1940 New York, New York Decca
3235 B
Dallas Blues
(Hart A. Wand / Lloyd Garret)
12-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8774
Dear Old Southland
(Henry Creamer / J. Turner Layton)
4-5-1930 New York, New York Columbia
36282
Dinah
(Sam M. Lewis / Joe Young / Harry Akst)
5-4-1930 New York, New York Okeh
8800
Don't Play Me Cheap
(Zilmer Randolph / Harry Dial)
4-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24425
Down In Honky Tonk Town (a)
(Smith / McCarron)
5-27-1940 New York, New York Decca
25100
Down In Honky Tonk Town (b)
(Smith / McCarron)
5-27-1940 New York, New York Decca
18091
Dusky Stevedore
(Andy Razaf / J.C. Johnson)
4-24-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24320
Everything's Been Done Before
(Adamson / Knopf / King)
3-10-1941 New York, New York Decca
3835 A
Ev'ntide
(Hoagy Carmichael)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
835 B
Exactly Like You
(From Lew Lesilie's International Revue)

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
5-4-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41423
Georgia On My Mind
(Stuart Gorrell / Hoagy Carmichael)
11-6-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41541
(Get Some) Cash For Your Trash
(Fats Waller / Ed Kirkeby)
4-17-1942 Los Angeles, California Decca
4229 A
Got A Bran' New Suit (b)
(Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
579 B
Got A Bran' New Suit (e)
(Howard Dietz / Arthur Schwartz)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
579 B
Harlem Stomp
(J.C. Higgenbotham)
3-14-1940 New York, New York Decca
3092 B
Hear Me Talkin' To Ya
(Don Redman / Louis Armstrong)
4-5-1939 New York, New York Decca
2405 B
Decca
25155
Hep Cat's Ball
(Palmer / Louis Armstrong / Robinson)
3-14-1940 New York, New York Decca
3283 A
He's A Son Of The South
(Andy Razaf / Joe Davis /Reginald Forsythe)
1-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-5086-B
Hey Lawdy Mama
(Easton)
4-11-1941 New York, New York Decca
3756 B
High Society
(A.J. Piron / Clarence Williams)
1-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24232-B
Bluebird
B-6771-B
Hobo You Can't Ride This Train
(
Louis Armstrong)
12-8-1932 Camden, New Jersey Victor
24200-B
Bluebird
B-6501-B
Home
(Van Steeden / Clarkson)
1-27-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41552
Honey, Do!
(Andy Razaf / J.C. Johnson)
1-27-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24369
Bluebird
B-7787-B
Honey, Don't You Love Me Any More?
(Terry Shand / Fred Meadows)
4-24-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24335
Bluebird
B-7787-A
Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby
(Harry Woods)
1-25-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24233-B
Bluebird
B-7506-A
I Ain't Got Nobody
(Graham / Bert Williams)
12-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8756
I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
(Clarence Gaskill / Jimmy McHugh)
4-5-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41415
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
6-24-1938 New York, New York Decca
2042 A
Decca
25355
I Come From A Musical Family
(Dave Franklin)
4-28-1936 New York, New York Decca
797 B
I Cover The Waterfront
(Green / Heyman)
3-10-1941 New York, New York Decca
3700 B
I Double Dare You (a)
(Terry Shand / Jimmy Eaton)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1636
I Double Dare You (b)
(Terry Shand / Jimmy Eaton)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1636
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
from Earl Carroll's "Vanities"

(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
1-25-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24233-A
Bluebird
B-6771-A
I Got Rhythm
(From "Girl Crazy")

(George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
11-6-1931 Chicago, Illinois Columbia
2590-D
I Hate To Leave You Know (1)
(Fats Waller / Harry Link / Dorothy Dick)
12-8-1932 Camden, New Jersey Victor
24204
I Hate To Leave You Know (2)
(Fats Waller / Harry Link / Dorothy Dick)
12-8-1932 Camden, New Jersey Bluebird
B-10236
I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
(Franklin)
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
672 A
I Never Knew
(Rito / Kahn)
4-17-1942 Los Angeles, California Decca
4229 B
I Surrender, Dear
(Harry Barris / Gordon Clifford)
4-20-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41497
I Used To Love You (But It's All Over Now) (a)
(Tilzer / Brown)
11-16-1941 Chicago, Illinois Decca
4106 A
I Used To Love You (But It's All Over Now) (b)
(Tilzer / Brown)
11-16-1941 Chicago, Illinois Decca
4106 A
I Wonder Who
Vocal refrain and trumpet solo by Louis Armstrong

(Sid Barbarin)
12-8-1932 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-6644-B
If It's Good (Then I Want It)
(Marks / Hirsch)
4-25-1939 New York, New York Decca
2480 A
If We Never Meet Again
(Horace Gerlach / Louis Armstrong) )
4-29-1936 New York, New York Decca
906 A
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You
(Sam Thread)
4-28-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41504
(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)
You Rascal, You

(Sam Thread)
11-16-1941 Chicago, Illinois Decca
4140 A
I'll Get Mine Bye And Bye
(Davis)
4-11-1941 New York, New York Decca
3900 A
I'm In The Mood For Love (a)
From Walter Wanger Production "Every Night At Eight"

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
579 A
I'm In The Mood For Love (e)
From Walter Wanger Production "Every Night At Eight"

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
579 A
I'm In The Mood For Love (f)
From Walter Wanger Production "Every Night At Eight"

(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
579 A
I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
From R.K.O. Radio Picture Production "Follow The Fleet"

(Irving Berlin)
2-4-1936 New York, New York Decca
698 A
I'm Shooting High
(Jimmy McHugh / Ted Koehler)
11-21-1935 New York, New York Decca
623 A
In The Gloaming (a)
(Harrison / Orred)
3-10-1941 New York, New York Decca
3825 B
In The Gloaming (b)
(Harrison / Orred)
3-10-1941 New York, New York Decca
3825 B
Indian Cradle Song
(Mabel Wayne / Gus Kahn)
5-4-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41423
It's Wonderful
(Cameron S. Wells / Stuff Smith / Mitchell Parish)
5-18-1938 New York, New York Decca
1841 B
I've Got A Heart Full Of Rhythm
(Louis Armstrong / Horace Gerlach)
7-7-1937 New York, New York Decca
1408
I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams
(Johnny Burke / James V. Monaco)
6-24-1938 New York, New York Decca
1937 A
I've Got My Fingers Crossed
(Jimmy McHugh / Ted Koehler)
11-21-1935 New York, New York Decca
623 B
I've Got The World On A String (1)
(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
1-25-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24245
Bluebird
B-6910-A
I've Got The World On A String (2)
(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
1-25-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24245
Bluebird
B-6910-A
Jeepers Creepers
(Johnny Mercer/ Harry Warren)
1-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
2267 A
Jubilee
From Paramount Picture "Every Day'a A Holiday"

(Stanley Adams / Hoagy Carmichael)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1635 B
Keepin' Out Of Michief Now
(Andy Razaf / Thomas Waller)
3-11-1932 Chicago, Illinois Columbia
2646-D
Kickin' The Gong Around
(Harold Arlen / Ted Koehler)
1-25-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41550
Knockin' A Jug
(Eddie Condon / Louis Armstrong)
12-4-1928 New York, New York Okeh
8703
La Cucaracha
(Dominico Savion / Ned Washington)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
580 B
Laughin' Louie
(Clarence Gaskill)
4-24-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
5363
Lawd, You Make The Night Too Long
(Lewis / Young)
3-11-1932 Chicago, Illinois Columbia
2646-D
Lazy 'Sippi Steamer
(Louis Armstrong /Selman / Russell)
3-14-1940 New York, New York Decca
3283 B
Lazy River
(Sidney Arodin / Hoagy Carmichael)
11-3-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41541
Leap Frog
(Garland)
11-16-1941 Chicago, Illinois Decca
4106 B
Let That Be A Lesson To You
(Johnny Mercer / Richard Whiting)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
Little Joe
(Miller / Stein)
4-28-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41501
Long, Long Ago
(Bayley)
3-10-1941 New York, New York Decca
3700 A
Love Walked In
(George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin)
5-18-1938 New York, New York Decca
1842 A
Love You Funny Thing
(Roy Turk / Fred Ahlert)
3-2-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41557
Lyin' To Myself
(Hoagy Carmichael / Stanley Adams)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
835 A
Mahogany Hall Stomp
(Spencer Williams)
1-28-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24232-A
Bluebird
B-5086-A
Mahogany Hall Stomp
(Spencer Williams)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
824 B
Decca
3793 A
Decca
25154
Me And Brother Bill
(Sweet / Louis Armstrong)
4-25-1939 New York, New York Decca
2538 B
Medley Of Armstrong Hits Part 1 Intro. You Rascal You , Nobody's Sweetheart, When It's Sleepy Time Down South 12-21-1932 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Medley Of Armstrong Hits Part 2 Intro. When You're Smiling , St. James Infirmary, Dinah 12-21-1932 Camden, New Jersey Victor
Mexican Swing
(Terry Shand / Marvin Lee)
5-13-1938 New York, New York Decca
1822 B
Mighty River
(Billy Baskette)
4-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24351
Mississippi Basin
(Reginald Forsythe / Andy Razaf)
4-24-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24321-A
Bluebird
B-6501-A
Muggles
(Earl Hines / Louis Armstrong)
3-5-1929 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
My Sweet
(Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorrell)
4-5-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41415
Naturally
(Harry Barris / Joe McCarthy)
6-24-1938 New York, New York Decca
1937 B
Nobody's Sweetheart
(Gus Kahn / Ernie Erdman / Billy Meyers / Elmer Schoebel)
1-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
Now Do You Call That A Buddy?
(Wilson)
4-11-1941 New York, New York Decca
3756
Old Man Mose (a)
(Zilmer Randolph / Louis Armstrong)
11-21-1935 New York, New York Decca
622 A
Old Man Mose (d)
(Zilmer Randolph / Louis Armstrong)
11-21-1935 New York, New York Decca
622 A
On The Sentimental Side
(Johnny Burke / James V. Monaco)
5-18-1938 New York, New York Decca
1841 A
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (a)
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
11-15-1937 Los Angeles, California Decca
1560 B
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (b)
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
11-15-1937 Los Angeles, California Decca
1560 B
On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Parts 1 and 2
(Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
On Treasure Island
(Joseph A. Burke / Edgar Leslie)
12-13-1935 New York, New York Decca
648 B
Once In A While
(Michael Edwards / Bud Green)
11-15-1937 Los Angeles, California Decca
1560 A
Our Monday Date
(Earl Hines)
4-25-1939 New York, New York Decca
2615 B
Perdido Street Blues
(Lil Hardin Armstrong / Louis Armstrong)
5-27-1940 New York, New York Decca
18090
Decca
25099
Poor Old Joe
(Hoagy Carmichael)
6-15-1939 New York, New York Decca
3011 B

65825-A
Poor Old Joe
(Hoagy Carmichael)
12-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
3011 B

66984-A
Public Melody Number One
From the Paramount Picture "Artists And Models"

(Ted Koehler / Harold Arlen)
7-2-1937 New York, New York Decca
1347 A
Red Cap
(Hecht / Louis Armstrong)
7-2-1937 New York, New York Decca
1347 B
Red Nose
(Marion Lake / Bonnie Lake)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
1049 B
Red Sails In The Sunset
(Kennedy / Williams)
12-13-1935 New York, New York Decca
648 A
Rhythm Saved The World (a)
(Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin)
1-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
824
Rhythm Saved The World (b)
(Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin)
1-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
685 B
Rockin' Chair
(Hoagy Carmichael)
12-13-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8756
Satchel Mouth Swing
(Louis Armstrong / Lil Armstrong / Clarence Williams)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1636
3794 B
Save It, Pretty Mama
(Don Redman / J. Davis / P. Dennicker)
4-5-1939 New York, New York Decca
2405 A
Decca
3516 A
Decca
25155
Savoy Blues
(Kid Ory)
4-5-1939 New York, New York Decca
2538 A
Shanty Boat On The Mississippi
(Terry Shand / Jimmy Eaton)
6-15-1939 New York, New York Decca
2729 B
She's The Daughter Of A Planter From Havana
(Chaplin / Kahn)
7-7-1937 New York, New York Decca
1353
Shoe Shine Boy
(Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin)
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
672 B
Sittin' In The Dark
(Jesse Greer / Harold Adamson)
1-25-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24245
Bluebird
B-7506-B
Snowball
(Hoagy Carmichael)
1-28-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24369
Bluebird
B-10225
So Little Time (So Much To Do)
(William Hill / Peter DeRose)
5-13-1938 New York, New York Decca
1822 A
Solitude (a)
(Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Edgar DeLange )
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
666 B
Solitude (c)
(Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Edgar DeLange )
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
666 B
Some Of These Days
(Shelton Brooks)
9-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8729
Some Of These Days (vocal)
(Shelton Brooks)
9-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
41298
Some Sweet Day
(Ed Rose / Tony Jackson / Abe Olman)
1-27-1933 Chicago, Illinois Victor
24257
Somebody Stole My Break
(Dave Franklin)
4-28-1936 New York, New York Decca
797 A
Something Tells Me
(Johnny Mercer / Harry Warren)
5-18-1938 New York, New York Decca
1842 B
Song Of The Islands
(King)
1-24-1930 New York, New York Okeh
41375
Song Of The Vipers
(Louis Armstrong)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
St. Louis Blues (a)
(W.C. Handy)
12-13-1929 New York, New York Okeh
41350
St. Louis Blues (b)
(W.C. Handy)
12-13-1929 New York, New York Okeh
41350
St. Louis Blues
(W.C. Handy)
4-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-5280
St. Louis Blues
(W.C. Handy)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
Stardust (1)
(Mitchell Parrish / Hoagy Carmichael)
11-4-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41530
Stardust (2)
(Mitchell Parrish / Hoagy Carmichael)
11-4-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41530
Stardust (4)
(Mitchell Parrish / Hoagy Carmichael)
11-4-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41530
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
(Lil Hardin Armstrong)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
3795 A
Sun Showers
(Nacio Herb Brown / Arthur Freed)
7-7-1937 New York, New York Decca
1369
Sweet As A Song
From 20th Century-Fox Production "Sally, Irene and Mary"

(Mack Gordon / Harry Revel)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1653 A
Sweet Savannah Sue
(From Musical Show Connie's Hot Chocolates)

(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Harry Brooks)
7-22-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8717
Okeh
41281
Sweet Sue, Just You
(Will Harris / Victor Young)
4-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-5280
Sweethearts On Parade
(Carmen Lombardo / Charles Newman)
5-1-1940 New York, New York Decca
3235 A
Decca
25440
Swing That Music
(Horace Gerlach / Louis Armstrong)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
866 A
Swing, You Cats
(Zilmer Randolph)
1-28-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-10225
Thankful
(Saul Chaplin / Sammy Cahn)
5-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
866 B
Thanks A Million (a)
(Gus Kahn / Arthur Johnston)
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
666 A
Thanks A Million (b)
(Gus Kahn / Arthur Johnston)
12-19-1935 New York, New York Decca
666 A
That Rhythm Man
(From Musical Show Connie's Hot Chocolates)

(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Harry Brooks)
7-22-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8717
Okeh
41281
That's My Home (1)
Vocal refrain and trumpet solo by Louis Armstrong

(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Ben Ellison)
12-8-1932 Camden, New Jersey Bluebird
B-6644-A
That's My Home (2)
Vocal refrain and trumpet solo by Louis Armstrong

(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Ben Ellison)
12-8-1932 Camden, New Jersey Bluebird
B-6644-A
The Lonesome Road
(Shikret / Austin)
11-5-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41538
The Music Goes 'Round And Around
(Rilley / Farley / Hodgson)
1-18-1936 New York, New York Decca
685 A
The New Tiger Rag
(Nick LaRocca)
3-11-1932 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41557
The Trumpet Player's Lament (a)
(Johnny Burke / James V. Monaco)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1653 B
The Trumpet Player's Lament (c)
(Johnny Burke / James V. Monaco)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1653 B
Them There Eyes
(Maceo Pinkard / W. Tracy / D. Trauber)
4-29-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41501
There's A Cabin In The Pines
(Billy Hill)
4-26-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-6910-B
Tiger Rag
(Nick LaRocca)
5-4-1930 New York, New York Okeh
8800
Tiger Rag
(Nick LaRocca)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
Tomorrow Night (After Tonight)
(Ralph Matthews / Clarence Williams / Lil Hardin Armstrong)
4-24-1933 Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
B-5363
True Confession (a)
(Sam Coslow / Fredrick Hollander)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1635
True Confession (b)
(Sam Coslow / Fredrick Hollander)
1-12-1938 Los Angeles, California Decca
1635
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
(Roy Turk / Fred Ahlert)
4-20-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41497
(Was I To Blame For)
Falling In Love With You

(Young / Kahn / Neuman)
11-21-1935 New York, New York Decca
622 B
West End Blues
(King Oliver)
4-5-1939 New York, New York Decca
2480 B
Decca
3793 B
Decca
25154
(What Did I Do To Be So)
Black And Blue?

(From Musical Show "Connie's Hot Chocolates")

(Andy Razaf / Fats Waller)
7-22-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8714
What Is This Thing Called Swing?
(Louis Armstrong / Gerlach)
1-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
2267 B
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Clarence Muse)
4-20-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41504
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
(Leon Rene / Otis Rene / Clarence Muse)
11-16-1941 Chicago, Illinois Decca
4140 B
When The Saints Go Marching In
(traditional)
5-13-1938 New York, New York Decca
2230 B
When You're Lover Has Gone
(Swan)
8-29-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41498
Vocalion
3115
When You're Smiling
(The Whole World Smiles At You)

(Fisher / Goodwin / Shay)
9-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
41298
When Your Smiling
(The Whole World Smiles At You)
(vocal)

(Fisher / Goodwin / Shay)
9-10-1929 New York, New York Okeh
8729
Will You, Won't You Be My Baby? (matrix 1480 1/2wpp)
(Quicksell / Nesbitt)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
Will You, Won't You Be My Baby? (matrix 1480wpp)
(Quicksell / Nesbitt)
10-1-1934 Paris, France Brunswick (French)
Wolverine Blues
(Benjamin Spikes / John Spikes /
Jelly Roll Morton)
3-14-1940 New York, New York Decca
3105 B
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (1)
(Barris / Moll)
11-4-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41530
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (2)
(Barris / Moll)
11-4-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41530
Yes Suh!
(Edgar Dowell / Andy Razaf)
4-11-1941 New York, New York Decca
3900 B
Yes! Yes! My! My! (She's Mine)
(Sammy Cahn / Saul Chaplin)
2-4-1936 New York, New York Decca
698 B
You Are My Lucky Star (a)
(Nacio H. Brown / Arthur Freed)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
580 A
You Are My Lucky Star (e)
(Nacio H. Brown / Arthur Freed)
10-3-1935 New York, New York Decca
You Can Depend On Me
(Carpenter / Hines / Dunlap)
11-5-1931 Chicago, Illinois Columbia
2590-D
Okeh
41538
You Got Me Voodoo'd
(Louis Armstrong / Russell / Lawrence)
3-14-1940 New York, New York Decca
You Rascal, You
(Sam Thread)
4-28-1931 Chicago, Illinois Okeh
41504
(You So and So)
You'll Wish You'd Never Been Born

(Louis Armstrong)
12-21-1932 Camden, New Jersey Victor
24204
You Run Your Mouth, I'll Run My Business
(Louis Armstrong)
5-1-1940 New York, New York Decca
3204 A
You're A Lucky Guy
From 6th Edition "Cotton Club Parade"

(Cahn / Chaplin)
12-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
2934 A
You're Just A No Account
From 6th Edition "Cotton Club Parade"

(Cahn / Chaplin)
12-18-1939 New York, New York Decca
2934 B
Yours And Mine
(Arthur Freed / Nacio Herb Brown)
7-2-1937 New York, New York Decca
1369
Artist Instrument
Bernard Addison Guitar
Gus Aiken Trumpet
Charlie Alexander Piano
Henry Allen Trumpet
Hayes Alvis String Bass
Ed Anderson Trumpet
Gene Anderson Piano, Celeste
German Arago String Bass
James Archey Trombone
Louis Armstrong Cornet, Trumpet, Vocals
Louis Bacon Trumpet
Paul Barbarin Drums, Vibraphone
Dave Barbour Guitar
Charlie Beal Piano
Sidney Bechet Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Bunny Berigan Trumpet
Lee Blair Guitar
William Blue Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lester Boone Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Wellman Braud String Bass
Pete Briggs Brass Bass
Happy Caldwell Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender String Bass
Hoagy Carmichael Vocal
Mancy Cara Banjo, Vocal
Sidney Catlett Drums
Henderson Chambers Trombone
Herman Chittison Piano
Pete Clark Alto Saxophone
Rupert Cole Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bert Curry Alto Saxophone
Bob Cusumano Trumpet
Leonard Davis Trumpet
Wilbur de Paris Trombone
Carroll Dickerson Violin, Leader
Pete Duconge Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bernard Flood Trumpet
Pops Foster String Bass
Carl Frye Alto Saxophone
Frank Galbreath Trumpet
Joe Garland Tenor Saxophone
Norman Greene Trombone
Lionel Guimaraes Trombone
Tubby Hall Drums
Jack Hamilton Trumpet
Shelton Hemphill Trumpet
Henry Hicks Trombone
J. C. Higginbotham Trombone
Teddy Hill Tenor Saxophone
Earl Hines Piano
Homer Hobson Trumpet
Bobby Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Charlie Holmes Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Lavert Hutchinson Brass Bass
Preston Jackson Trombone
Nat Jaffe Piano
George James Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Maceo Jefferson Guitar
Albert Johnson Vocal
Otis Johnson Trumpet
Will Johnson Guitar
Claude Jones Trombone
Henry Jones Alto Saxophone
Stan King Drums
Eddie Lang Guitar
John Lindsay String Bass
Lawrence Lucie Electric Guitar
Willie Lynch Drums
Bingie Madison Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Kaiser Marshall Drums
George Matthews Trombone
Bob Mayhew Trumpet
Casper McCord Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Theodore McCord Alto Saxophone
Johnny McGee Trumpet
Fulton McGrath Piano
Mike McKendrick Banjo, Guitar
Snub Mosley Trombone
Albert Nicholas Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Pete Peterson String Bass
Al Philburn Trombone
Alfred Pratt Tenor Saxophone
Gene Prince Trumpet
Zilmer Randolph Trumpet
Paul Ricci Tenor Saxophone
Fred Robinson Trombone
Prince Robinson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Luis Russell Piano
John Simmons String Bass
Zutty Singleton Drums
Haig Stephens String Bass
Sid Stoneburn Clarinet
Jimmy Strong Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Jack Teagarden Trombone
Leslie Thompson Trumpet
Sid Trucker Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Joe Turner Piano
Oliver Tynes Drums
Henry Tyree Alto Saxophone
Greely Walton Tenor Saxophone
Phil Waltzer Alto Saxophone
Albert Washington Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Buck Washington Piano
George Washington Trombone
Sam Weiss Drums
Crawford Wethington Alto Saxophone
Harry White Trombone
James Whitney Trombone
John Williams String Bass

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