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Louie Bluie Film Soundtrack

Louie Bluie Film Soundtrack

Nonpareil string instrumentalist and singer Howard Armstrong performed under the name “Louie Bluie” as part of a 1930s African American string band. He left music to work in the factories during World War II and did not return to his musical roots as Louie Bluie until the 1970s. In 1985 he starred in Louie Bluie, a loosely constructed documentary movie about his life and music. This recording features music from that movie with an additional four tracks from the 1930s. Louie Bluie director Terry Zwigoff called Armstrong “…a larger-than-life character, one of the funniest and smartest guys I ever met.”

Track Listing

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New State Street Rag Howard Armstrong 1:59
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102
Nothing in This Wide World for Me Howard Armstrong 4:33
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103
That'll Never Happen No More Howard Armstrong 2:16
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104
Ted's Stomp Howard Armstrong 2:46
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105
My Four Reasons Howard Armstrong 3:18
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106
Barushka Howard Armstrong 2:38
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107
38 Pistol Blues Howard Armstrong 4:02
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108
Darktown Strutter's Ball Howard Armstrong 2:25
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109
When He Calls Me I Will Answer Howard Armstrong 3:04
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110
Vine Street Drag Howard Armstrong 1:53
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111
My Gal Sal Medley Howard Armstrong 4:28
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112
State Street Rag Howard Armstrong 2:50
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113
Du, Du Liechst Mir Im Herzen Howard Armstrong 2:17
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114
Railroad Blues Howard Armstrong 3:05
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115
Cacklin' Hen Howard Armstrong 1:58
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116
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams Howard Armstrong 4:29
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117
Vine Street Drag Howard Armstrong 3:04
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118
The Girl I Love Howard Armstrong 2:58
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119
Milk Cow Blues Howard Armstrong 3:03
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When You Feel Down and Out Howard Armstrong 3:16
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