[Dixielandjazz] Lil Armstrong

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:09:18 -0500

on 9/27/02 8:39 PM, Bill Haesler at bhaesler@nsw.bigpond.net.au wrote:

> Dear friends,
> While researching bits for my previous "Doctor Jazz" post I rediscovered a bit
> of trivia I had forgotten about.
> King Oliver's tunes, "Canal Street Blues", "Dippermouth Blues", "Just Gone"
> and
> "Snake Rag" (1923) were arranged by Lillian Johnson.
> Who?
> Lillian Hardin (Armstrong).
> Information on Louis Armstrong's first passport application (3 July 1932)
> shows
> that Lil was married to James Johnson in Jan 1921, but divorced in Dec 1921.
> Kind regards,
> Bill.
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