Eddie Durham

Born 19 August 1908. Died 6 March 1987
Eddie Durham
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1908-08-19
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Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham Biography (Wikipedia)

Eddie Durham (August 19, 1906 – March 6, 1987) was an American musician, who pioneered the use of the electric guitar in jazz. He was a guitarist, trombonist, composer, and arranger for the orchestras of Bennie Moten, Jimmie Lunceford, and Count Basie.

With Edgar Battle he composed "Topsy", which was recorded by Count Basie and became a hit for Benny Goodman.

In 1938, Durham co-wrote "I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire", with Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Eddie Seiler. During the 1940s, Durham created Eddie Durham's All-Star Girl Orchestra, an African-American all female swing band that toured the United States and Canada.

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Stardust
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Topsy
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Topsy
Kansas City Six
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
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