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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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Discography

 

The Quintessential...

Repertoire Records
1998

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Jazz Guitar Virtuoso

Jazz Guitar Virtuoso

Yazoo Records
1990

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Eddie Lang And Joe...

Repertoire Records
1989

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Jazz Guitar Virtuoso

Repertoire Records
1977

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Stringing The Blues

Repertoire Records
1975

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Volume Two

Repertoire Records
1970

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