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Eddie South

Eddie South - violin, bandleader (1904 - 1962)

Rarely mentioned now, the violin was an important part of Jazz during it's formative years! It was heard in the earliest New Orleans bands and was present in most all the new 'Dance' bands at the start of the 20th Century. In fact, violin sections continued to be a part of the jazz music scene right on up to the Swing Era.

Eddie South born on Nov 27, 1904, in Louisiana, MO, began his career in the 1920s. Due to his Classical Music training, (from Chicago Music College) he would probably have chosen to be a 'classical' musician, but, unfortunately, in those days the color of his skin precluded that option.

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Albums

1933: The Cheloni Broadcast Transcriptions
1933: The Cheloni...
Jazz Oracle
2008
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[no cover]
1933
Repertoire Records
2006
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The Dark Angel of the Fiddle
The Dark Angel of the...
Soundies
2000
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[no cover]
Black Gypsy
Repertoire Records
2000
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[no cover]
The Dark Angel Of The...
Repertoire Records
1981
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[no cover]
"No More Blues" Eddie...
Repertoire Records
1979
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