The very first jazz acoustic guitar virtuoso, Eddie Lang was all around the past due ’20s; most of his fellow music artists understood that he was the very best. A boyhood friend of Joe Venuti, Lang required violin lessons for 11 years but turned to acoustic guitar before he flipped professional. In 1924, he debuted using the Mound Town Blue Blowers and was quickly in great demand for documenting times, both in the jazz globe and in industrial settings. His advanced chord patterns produced him an excellent accompanist who uplifted everyone else’s music, and he was also an excellent single-note soloist. He frequently teamed up with violinist Venuti (including some traditional duets) and used Crimson Nichols’ Five Pennies, Frankie Trumbauer, and Bix Beiderbecke (most memorably on “Performing the Blues”), the orchestras of Roger Wolfe Kahn, Jean Goldkette, and Paul Whiteman (showing up on one brief quantity with Venuti in Whiteman’s 1930 film The Ruler of Jazz), and other people who could hire him. A way of measuring Lang’s flexibility and talents is the fact that he mainly performed the chordal parts on some duets with Lonnie Johnson (where he utilized the pseudonym Blind Willie Dunn), however on his two duets with Carl Kress (whose chord voicings had been an advancement on Lang’s), he performed the single-note prospects. Eddie Lang, who led some times of his personal during 1927-1929, worked well frequently with Bing Crosby through the early ’30s furthermore to documenting many classes with Venuti. Tragically his premature loss of life was the effect of a botched procedure on the tonsillectomy.
|1||He went by the name Blind Willie Dunn when performing blues.|
|2||Died while having surgery for a tonsillectomy. His boss, Bing Crosby, had urged him to get the operation (which he regretted all his life).|
|3||Considered the first great jazz guitarist. He was also a fine blues performer. He later was an accompanist for Bing Crosby.|
|4||Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1986.|
|5||Jazz guitarist and singer|
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|Mafia II||2010||Video Game "BEATIN THE DOG", "GOIN' PLACES", "STRINGING THE BLUES"|
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|The Fortune||1975||writer: "Pretty Trix" - uncredited|
|The Big Broadcast||1932||performer: "Please"|
|King of Jazz||1930||music: "Wild Cat" - uncredited / performer: "Wild Cat" - uncredited|
|The Big Broadcast||1932||Guitar Player|
|A Regular Trouper||1932||Short||Guitar Player|
|Nine O'Clock Folks||1931||Short||Musician (as Mound City Blue Blowers)|
|King of Jazz||1930||Guitar Player (uncredited)|
|The Broadway Melody||1929||Guitar Player in Band (uncredited)|
|The Voice of Hollywood No. 3||1930/II||Short||Himself|
|The Voice of Hollywood No. 3||1930/I||Short||Himself|
|Segar Ellis and His Embassy Club Orchestra||1929||Short||Himself (uncredited)|
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