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Armstrong, Louis
brief career as pugilist, became pro­fessional pianist at Coney Island and in New York; then booking agent and producer. While professional pianist composed "Sweet Adeline," follow­ing which he became vaudeville en­tertainer for fifteen years. During World War I, entertained in barracks, hospitals, camps, canteens and mer­chant marine. After a lapse of years, returned to stage as entertainer on radio and television and also in night clubs. Songs: "Goodbye Eyes of Blue"; "What's the Use of Loving if You Can't Love All the Time"; "Nellie Dean"; "The Frisco Rag"; "I Love My Wife, But Oh You Kid!"; "Follow the Crowd on a Sunday"; "When You Have Time and Money", "Sweet Elaine"; "Can't You See I'm Lonely?"; "The Story the Violets Told", "Shaky Eyes"; "Baby Doll", "I Love You Just the Same, Sweet Adeline"; "The Little Grand Daughter of Sweet Adeline"; "Will My Soul Pass Thru' Old Ireland", "I Found a Girl"; "Lingering Love"; "Willie the Peeper"; "When You've Won the Only Girl You Love"; "I'd Like a Girl Like You"; "An Old Time Song"; "When the Clouds Have Passed By." Instrumental: The Chimes; Dew Drops; Rippling Waves. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Armstrong, Louis, composer, author, trumpeter, orchestra leader, recording artist, b. New Orleans, La., July 4, 1900. ASCAP 1939. A natural musi­cian. As youth peddled coal in streets of New Orleans, played home-made guitar. Orphaned at ten, reared in Waifs' Home, New Orleans, where he mastered cornet. Played cafes in New Orleans, joined Joe (King) Oliver's Creole Jazz Band at Plantation Club, Chicago 1922. Remained in Chicago two years and then joined Fletcher Henderson, New York 1924. Returned to Chicago ten months later, organized own band. Has toured the U.S. and Europe where he appeared before roy-
alty. Author of Swing That Music. Songs: "Where Did You Stay Last Night"; "Satchel Mouth Swing"; I've Got a Heart Full of Rhythm"; "Wild Man Blues"; "If We Never Meet Again"; "Sugar Foot Stomp"; "No Variety Blues"; "Back O' Town Blues"; "Brother Bill"; "Struttin' With Some Barbeque"; "OY Man Mose." Home: New York, N.Y. Address: c/o ASCAP.
Arndt, Felix, composer, pianist, re­cording and piano-roll artist; b. New York, N.Y., May 20, 1889, d. Oct. 16, 1918. ASCAP 1914 (charter mem­ber). Of musical parentage. Educ: New York public schools, New York Cons, and with Carl V. Lachmund. In youth, organist in Trinity Church, attended Trinity School. Pianist for music publishers and orch. leader. Made more than three thousand piano roll recordings of lighter classics and dance music. Also made many phono­graph recordings. A pioneer in the use of syncopation in the classics. Works: Nola, Marionette; Soup to Nuts; Toots, Clover Club, Love in June, Kakuda. Address: Estate, c/o ASCAP.
Arnheim, Gus, composer, conductor, radio and recording artist; b. Phila­delphia, Pa., Sept. 11, 1897. ASCAP 1925. Many years conductor of own popular oi ch.; toured Europe and America. Theater, night club, and dance hall attraction. Songs: "Sweet and Lovely"; "After All Is Said and Done"; "It Might Have Been You", "I Cried for You"; "One Kiss"; "It Must Be True." Home: Beverly Hills, Calif. Address: c'c ASCAP.
Arnold, Polly, composer, author; b. Lumberton, Mass., Dec. 9, 1906. ASCAP 1948. Educ.: Lumberton High School; Wheeler College, Bir­mingham, Ala. (Class Poet). Studied voice, J. Haupt and L. O'Rourke. Won state-wide contest in expression with musical composition War Between

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