WorldCat Identities

Armstrong, Howard 1909-2003

Overview
Works: 33 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 1,478 library holdings
Genres: Music  Documentary films  Biographies  Biographical films  Blues (Music)  Country music  Old-time music  Nonfiction films  Oral histories  Interviews 
Roles: Interviewee, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author
Classifications: ML419.A76, 781.643092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Howard Armstrong
 
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Louie Bluie( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the obscure country blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. Director Terry Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, this is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to make in the coming years
Louie Bluie : film soundtrack featuring Howard Armstrong by Howard Armstrong( )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self portrait in blues by Paul Geremia( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin, sing the blues for me : African-American fiddlers, 1926-1949( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times ain't like they used to be. Early American rural music : Classic recordings of the 1920s and 30s( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HistoryMakers video oral history with Howard Armstrong( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Howard "Louis Bluie" Armstrong was born on March 4, 1909, in Dayton, Tennessee. As a child, Armstrong was an avid learner. He played the mandolin, fiddle and guitar, among other instruments; learned to speak Italian, German, Polish, and Spanish; and began drawing and painting. Armstrong started playing in local bands as a teenager and recorded as part of the successful Martin, Bogan & Armstrong Trio before moving to Chicago in 1933. After serving in World War II, Armstrong supported his family as an assembly line worker in Detroit, but the Martin, Bogan & Armstrong Trio reunited in 1971 to perform and record several albums. Armstrong was fluent in seven languages and played twenty-two instruments. He was the subject of two documentary films, Louie Bluie (1985) and Sweet Old Song (2002), and the recipient of a National Heritage Award. Armstrong passed away on July 30, 2003 at the age of ninety-four
A richer tradition : country blues and string band music, 1923-1942( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Martin (1930-1936) : Willie "61" Blackwell (1941) : complete recorded works in chronological order by Carl Martin( Recording )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnyard dance by Ted Bogan( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That old gang of mine by Bogan & the Armstrongs Martin( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String ragtime : to do this you got to know how( Recording )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louie Bluie by Howard Armstrong( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage mandolin music, 1927-1946 : rags, breakdowns, stomps & blues( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times ain't like they used to be. early American rural music( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete recorded works in chronological order by Bumble Bee Slim( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete recorded works in chronological order by Bumble Bee Slim( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louie Bluie"( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the obscure country blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. Director Terry Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, this is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to make in the coming years
Sweet old song by Leah Mahan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of "Louie Bluie" Armstrong and Barbara Ward's courtship and marriage--a unique partnership between a musician and a sculptor. Their creative work draws on nearly a century of African American experience, beginning with Armstrong's vivid stories and paintings of his childhood in a segregated town in Tennessee. A tireless artist and collaborator, Ward encourages Armstrong to document their memories in paintings and illustrations for a children's book. For Armstrong, these recollections reach back to a pre-World War II era of black string bands when, along with his younger brothers, he performed on the street and at white society dances. Armstrong's recollections take on added poignancy when he is invited to his hometown of LaFollette, Tennessee, which declares a Howard Armstrong Day in his honor. The visit is bittersweet as he reminisces with old neighbors, and is honored at the local high school, which was closed to black students when he was a child
Centrum fiddle tunes archives. 20th anniversary festival sampler( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A richer tradition : country blues and string band music 1923-1942( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.29 for Sweet old ... to 0.82 for "Louie Blu ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Bluie, Louie, 1909-2003

Howard Armstrong

Howard Armstrong (musician) Amerikaans mandolinist (1909-2003)

Howard Armstrong US-amerikanischer Mandolinenspieler

Louie Bluie 1909-2003

هاوارد آرمسترانگ

هوارد أرمسترونغ

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Languages
English (51)