Eddie Durham

Born: 
08/19/1906
City: 
San Marcos
Region: 
Texas
Country: 
USA
Died: 
03/06/1987
Years Active: 
1920's-1980's
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Guitar, Trombone

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From 1929, Durham started experimenting to enhance the sound of his guitar using resonators and megaphones. In 1935 he was the first to record an electrically amplified guitar with Jimmie Lunceford on 'Hittin' The Bottle' that was recorded in New York for the Decca label.