Eddie Durham

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Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 6, 1987 (81)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Dec 6, 1987 (81)

About

Jazz trombonist and pioneer with the electric guitar who played with Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie's Orchestra, and arranged Glenn Miller's "In the Mood."

Before Fame

He was part of Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, where Counts Basie played the piano, and Durham joined Basie himself in 1937.

Trivia

He composed "Topsy" and "Out the Window" for Count Basie and "Lunceford Special" for Jimmie Lunceford.

Family Life

He was born in San Marcos, Texas, his father Joe Durham was a fiddle player at square dances, and his brother was a one-time cellist with Nat King Cole.

Associated With

He had collaborations with Cab Calloway, among many other notable musicians.

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