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Louie Bluie

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