1986 HARLEM WEEK PROGRAM
Eddie Durham won the (circa 1940) American Poll for his guitar solo on "Honey Keep Your Mind on Me" (Lunceford); He is inducted into both the NARAS and American Jazz Hall of Fame. Durham appeared in films "Born to Swing" and "Last of the Blue Devils".
DURHAM's COMPOSITIONS include TOPSY (co-written with Edgar Battle), Good Morning Blues, Swingin the Blues, Sent for You Yesterday (co-written with Basie), Lafayette, I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire, Wham! Re Bop Boom Bam, Sliphorn Jive, Luncefords Special, Glenn Island Special, Johns Idea, Magic Carpet (and uncredited for Motens Swing and One O'Clock Jump).
Durham's Arrangements include Glenn Miller's Bluebird recording of "IN THE MOOD"
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CONCEPT & DESIGN by the late, great PAUL ASH
(SAM ASH MUSIC STORES):
EDDIE DURHAM PAVILLION PARK
shown below are 3 musical instruments on bolted podiums
which can actually be played...
THE WALKWAY is HALF OF A GUITAR, but
also FORMS A "D"
THE ULYSEES CEPHAS HOUSE (next door to the Eddie Durham Park
WILL HOUSE TRAVELING EXHIBITS, including DURHAMS
MAYOR GURRERO, 4th from LEFT (next to the DURHAMS)
RIBBON CUTTING AUG. 2013 for EDDIE DURHAM PARK (behind Mayor)
& THE ULYSEES CEPHAS HOUSE