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Eddie Lang

Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: October 25, 1902 | Died: March 26, 1933    

Eddie Lang

Eddie Lang was the first Jazz guitar virtuoso. A boyhood friend of Joe Venuti, Lang took violin lessons for 11 years but switched to guitar before he turned professional in 1924 with the Mound City Blue Blowers. He was soon in great demand for recording dates, both in the jazz world and in pop settings. His sophisticated European sounding chord patterns made him a unique accompanist, but he was also a fine soloist. He often played with violinist Venuti and with Red Nichols's Five Pennies , Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke (most memorably on the song “Singin' the Blues”). He played in many orchestras including Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra , Jean Goldkette and with Paul Whiteman (appearing on one short number with Venuti in Whiteman's 1930 film “King Of Jazz”)...
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  • The Quintessential Eddie Lang 1925-1932

    Repertoire Records
    1998
  • Eddie Lang And Joe Venuti Volumes I & II

    Repertoire Records
    1989
  • Jazz Guitar Virtuoso

    Repertoire Records
    1977
  • Stringing The Blues

    Repertoire Records
    1975
  • Volume Two

    Repertoire Records
    1970
  • Volume 2

    Repertoire Records
    1970
  • Volume One

    Repertoire Records
    1967
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