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Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham

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birthday
19th
August, 1906
Death
6th
March, 1987
Birth Place
San Marcos, Texas, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Eddie Durham (August 19, 1906 – March 6, 1987) was an American jazz guitarist who was one of the pioneers 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 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.

instruments played
Guitar
trombone
Associated Acts

Walter Page, Bennie Moten, Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie

Genres

Jazz

Years Active

1920s 1980s

Name

Eddie Durham

Nationality

United States of America

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