Born in San Marcos, Texas on August 19, 1906
Died in Brooklyn, New York on March 6, 1987
"THE DURHAM BROTHERS ORCHESTRA"
First in USA to record:
AMPLIFIED guitar 1935 on "HITTIN' THE BOTTLE" with the JIMMIE LUNCEFORD ORCHESTRA
ELECTRIC guitar 1937 on EDDIE DURHAM & HIS BASE FOUR (renamed: "The KANSAS CITY 5 SESSIONS") produced by the Legendary Jon Hammond (prior to adding Lester Young)
Single-Line Solos (with The Bennie Moten Orchestra)
Invented a technique on his TROMBONE of Non-Pressure (never had sores on his lips)
Cousin of Herschal Evans, Father of 5 children; he raised 3 as a single parent several years
Arranged: IN THE MOOD (Glenn Miller 1939, BlueBird Label)
Wrote & Scored (ASCAP): TOPSY, EVERY TUB, LAFAYETTE, SWINGIN THE BLUES, I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE and many many more....
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