Note(s)Eddie Durham (1906-1987) was an American trombonist, guitarist, and arranger. He began his career as part of the Durham Brothers Band playing minstrel shows. During the late 1920s played with a number of mid-West bands including Walter Page’s Blue Devils. Durham joined the Bennie Moten Orchestra in 1929 playing trombone, guitar and contributing arrangements (1932) that foreshadowed the Swing Era. He moved to New York in 1934 where he worked for Willie Bryant as a staff arranger, then joined Jimmie Lunceford (1935) playing trombone and soloing on an early prototype amplified guitar. As a member of Count Basie’s band (1937-38) Durham participated in a series of small ensemble recordings and became the first to record jazz electric guitar solos on record. As an arranger, he prepared arrangements for Artie Shaw and Glenn Miller, among others. He also founded his own big band in 1940 and directed an all-girl band. He continued arranging and playing throughout the decades of the 50s, 60s and 70s.
Note(s)Helen Dance begins interviewing on p. 226
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Tape 4 Side 1...pp. 206-257
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