EDDIE SOUTH

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One of the top violinists of the pre-bop era, Eddie South was a brilliant technician who, were it not for the universal racism of the time, would probably have been a top classical violinist. A child prodigy, South graduated from the Chicago Music College. Since classical positions were not open to black violinists in the 1920s, South learned to play jazz (helped out by Darnell Howard). In the early to mid-'20s, he worked in Chicago with Jimmy Wade's Syncopators, Charles Elgar, and Erskine Tate. South's 1928 visit to Europe (where he studied at the Paris Conservatoire) made a deep impression on the violinist, particularly his visit to Budapest; later on, he would often utilize gypsy melodies as a basis for jazz improvising. In 1931, South returned to Chicago, where his regular band included the young bassist Milt Hinton. In 1937, he visited Paris and had the opportunity to record with read more...
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Eddie South in ParisEddie South in Paris
DRG / Disques Swing 1992
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Recorded in Hollywood 1933Recorded in Hollywood 1933
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Jazz Oracle 2006
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Eduardo Mata YearsEduardo Mata Years
Sono Luminus 2010
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Dark Angel of the FiddleDark Angel of the Fiddle
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Soundies Records 2000
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Black Gypsy 1927-1934Black Gypsy 1927-1934
Frog Records 2000
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EDDIE SOUTH Dark Angel of the Violin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dark Angel of the Violin
Swing 1941
EDDIE SOUTH The Distinguished Violin of Eddie South album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Distinguished Violin of Eddie South
Swing 1959
EDDIE SOUTH Eddie South And Mike Simpson : Music For The Birds album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie South And Mike Simpson : Music For The Birds
Swing 1962

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EDDIE SOUTH Eddie South And Stephane Grappelly : Dinah album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie South And Stephane Grappelly : Dinah
Swing 1937
EDDIE SOUTH South-Side Jazz album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
South-Side Jazz
Swing 1973

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EDDIE SOUTH The Dark Angel Of The Fiddle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Dark Angel Of The Fiddle
Swing 1981
EDDIE SOUTH The Chronogical Classics: Eddie South 1937-1941 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Classics: Eddie South 1937-1941
Swing 1993
EDDIE SOUTH The Chronogical Classics: Eddie South 1923-1937 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronogical Classics: Eddie South 1923-1937
Swing 1994

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