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Eddie Lang

(October 25th 1902 - March 26th 1933)

Born Salvatore Massaro, the son of an Italian instrument maker in Philadelphia he was initially a violinist before switching to the guitar. Moving to New York in the mid-1920s he adopted the stage name Eddie Lang and became particularly renowned for his pairings with childhood friend and violinist Joe Venuti. He is dubbed the "Father of Jazz Guitar" for his immense contributions to the genre.

Videos:

(Norfolk) Church Street Sobbin' Blues (3:01)

A Little Love, A Little Kiss (3:02)

Apple Blossom (3:37)

April Kisses (3:11)

Bad Habits (3:19)

Beale Street Blues (3:20)

Blue Blood Blues (3:01)

Chant of the Jungle (3:35)

Clarinet Tickle (3:01)

Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp (3:03)

Dinah (3:01)

Dinah & Please (3:23)

Doin' Things (2:48)

Doin' You Good (3:18)

Eddie's Twister (2:49)

For No Reason at All in C (3:27)

Four String Joe (3:01)

Freeze And Melt (2:55)

Have To Change Keys To Play These Blues (3:06)

Hot Fingers (3:06)

Hot Heels (3:02)

I'll Never Be The Same (3:12)

I'm Somebody's Somebody Now (3:11)

In the Hush of the Night (3:20)

It Was Only A Sunshower (3:17)

Jeannine, I Dream Of Lilac Time (2:58)

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues (3:32)

Lover Come Back To Me (3:06)

Midnight Call Blues (3:22)

New St. Louis Blues (3:18)

Nobody Cares If I'm Blue (3:28)

Pardon Me Pretty Baby (Don't I Look Familiar To You) (3:12)

Perfect (3:04)

Pickin' My Way (3:09)

Pretty Trix (3:21)

Put A Flavor To Love (3:12)

Rainbow Dreams (3:01)

Runnin' Ragged (3:16)

Sensation (2:50)

Sunshine (3:02)

The Grind Out (3:16)

There'll Be Some Changes Made (3:12)

Under The Moon (3:36)

Walkin' The Dog (3:02)

Wasting My Love On You (3:23)

What Ya Want Me To Do? (2:57)

Where The Shy Little Violets Grow (3:17)

Without That Man (2:39)

Wringin' and Twistin' (2:59)

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