Significant to ANY genre which includes the Guitar, three historical recordings are seminal, if not the very FIRST of "single line solos" on guitar:
(click each to hear)
Besides his obvious Texan Blues roots in his performance & in his composition SENT For You YESTERDAY, are Eddie Durham's last CD "Blue Bone" and his unforgetable, pantheon arrangement & recording of:
What about the greatest phenomenon of the 20th Century - the GUITAR? Is/was there any greater instrument in Blues (or in America) - than the Guitar?
EDDIE DURHAM amplified his own guitar contraption, built his amplifier himself and used a Hanger as a whammy Bar:
He is said to be the FIRST to record:
3.single line solos on guitar (above)...
Most Jazz musicians born in the early 1900's had their roots in Blues. Eddie Durham wanted to make Blues danceable, this is the inspiration for his concept (& song)
What was the LAST Eddie Durham "solo artist" Guitar recording?
... and BLUES WITH THE ALL WOMEN'S BANDS:
Gospel Singer LAURA HENTON - 4 tracks (22-25) Eddie Durham's banjo
INFLUENCE on ROBERT LOCKWOOD, JR. (stepson of Robert Johnson)
ALL RECORDINGS (1920's-1980's)