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Eddie south jazz violinist (a c )

  1. 1. 13.03.12 02:53 PM
  2. 2. From Down Beat, August 11, 1948
  3. 3. From the collection of Dr. Robert Stallworth
  4. 4. Eddie South (Louisiana, Missouri, November 27, 1904 – April 25, 1962[1])was an American jazz violinist.South was a classical violin prodigy who switched to jazz because of limitedopportunities for African-American musicians,[1] and started his careerplaying in vaudeville and jazz orchestras with Freddie Keppard,Jimmy Wade, Charles Elgar, and Erskine Tate in Chicago.He was influenced by Hungarian folk music and Roma music starting witha visit to Europe in the 1920s, and adapted the music to jazz.[2] In 1927 hestarted his own group, Eddie South and his Alabamians, named after theAlabam club where they played in Chicago, and, along with pianist andcomposer Henry Crowder, toured with them in Europe from 1928 to 1930.On subsequent visits to Europe in the 1930s, he performed and Warlop. Healso led bands that included pianist Billy Taylor and bassist Milt Hinton.A 1951 recording for Chess Records, Eddy [sic] South and his Orchestra,credited Johnny Pate on bass and arrangements and was also the first of aseries of Chess recordings on which Pate collaborated with saxophonistEddie Johnson.[2]recorded with guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinists Stéphane Grappelli[3] and Michel

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