EDDIE LANG

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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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"). Lang was a versatile player who could back Blues singers, play Classical music, and jam with the greatest musicians of read more...
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EDDIE LANG A Handful of Riffs album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Handful of Riffs
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1989

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EDDIE LANG Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti : 1920's and 1930's Sides Volume 1 & 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti : 1920's and 1930's Sides Volume 1 & 2
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1989
EDDIE LANG Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson : Blue Guitars I and II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson : Blue Guitars I and II
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1997
EDDIE LANG The Chronological Classics: Eddie Lang 1927-1932 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Chronological Classics: Eddie Lang 1927-1932
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2004
EDDIE LANG Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti : The New York Sessions 1926-1935 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti : The New York Sessions 1926-1935
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2008

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Jet Black Blues / Blue Blood Blues
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1929

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