A Vitaphone short subject which is important for being the only real glimpse we have of this dynamic big band filmed in NYC July 1936. Willie Smith, Joe Thomas, Paul Webster, EDDIE DURHAM-tb and Jimmy Crawford are among the band members featured which also includes spots for vocalist Myra Johnson and the dance team of the Three Brown Jacks.
In The Mood was arranged by Eddie Durham. There is no monetary credit to the Durham Estate as the "Work For Hire" loophole strangles any chance for the most famous arrangement on earth to pay the Arranger of a song which any other arrangement of - did nothing for it's popularity.
GOSPEL CLASSICS 1927 - 1931
The Complete Recorded Works of Jessie May Hill, LAURA HENTON, Blind Willie Davis, Louisville Sanctified Singers and Unknowns.
On "Document Records" #DOCD-5190
Total of 25 tracks on this CD with the tracks categorized "A-J" to distinguish Personnel.
The FOUR "i" - tracks 20-23 are Durham on guitar:
"Just Can't Help From Crying", "I Can Tell the World About Jesus", "Plenty Good Room in my Father's Kingdom", "Lord You Sure Been Good To Me". Laura Henton, vcl; acc, Bennie Moten, pno; Eddie Durham, gtr; Joe Page, sb - Kansas City, early November 1929. Predates HITTIN THE BOTTLE (Lunceford Orch. 1935, also Durham) as first electric guitar recordings.
Original recordings from the collections of Bernard Klatzko, Jim Lindsay, Johnny Parth, Ken Romanowski, Gayle Dean Wardlow.
A beautiful ballad co-written with Durham. McLawler is one of the only
female Hammond B3 Organ masters. She was a member of The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and was a duo with late husband & violinist, Richard Otto.
Jimmie Lunceford was a big fan of Durham's home-made guitar contractions. Lunceford features amplified hookup by Durham on this first ever recorded Amplified Guitar. Durham was an Arranger, composer & guitarist for Lunceford. Sy Oliver says Durham was the best Arranger ever.
7 CD's! Of interest are Eddie Durham on HITTIN THE BOTTLE (easily found elsewhere) and HONEY KEEP YOUR MIND ON ME (never seen this song offered before). Neither are DURHAM compositions, but are significant to the history of GUITAR and therefore, his career.