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Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham, one of the most important Swing Era composer/arrangers, was born in San Marcos, Texas, on August 19, 1906. His father played the fiddle at square dances, and his oldest brother, Joe, who played cello briefly with Nat King Cole, took correspondence lessons and in turn taught Eddie and his other brothers to read and notate music. Joe Jr. also served as musical director for Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders Cavalry Band during World War I. Joe Jr., with his brothers Eddie, Earl, and Roosevelt, formed the Durham Brothers Orchestra in the early 1920s. The brothers were occasionally accompanied by their sister Myrtle, a pianist. Their cousins Allen and Clyde Durham later joined them. They were later joined in Dallas by another cousin, the great tenor saxophonist Herschel Evans.

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Influenced ROBERT LOCKWOOD JR. http://delmark.com/delmark.630.htm Influenced MARY LOU WILLIAMS www.amazon.com/Morning-Glory- Biography-Mary-Williams/dp/0520228723/ref=sr_1_1? s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338715076&sr=1-1 Influenced CHARLIE CHRISTIAN www.britannica.com/blackhistory/article-9082409 and FLOYD SMITH http://jasobrecht.com/eddie-durham-charlie- christian-handwritten-letter-floyd-smith/

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