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Eddie Lang

Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro, October 25, 1902 – March 26, 1933) is known as the father of jazz guitar. During the 1920s, he gave the guitar a prominence it previously lacked as a solo instrument, as part of a band or orchestra, and as accompaniment for vocalists. He recorded duets with guitarists Lonnie Johnson and Carl Kress and jazz violinist Joe Venuti, and played rhythm guitar in the big bands of Paul Whiteman and Bing Crosby.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1902 (Philadelphia), Died March 26th, 1933 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer, leader, songwriter, drums

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 231 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36813 10-in. 10/12/1926 Idolizing Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36814 10-in. 10/12/1926 I'd rather be the girl in your arms (Than the girl in your dreams) Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (takes 5-8); with male vocal trio (takes 1-4) instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36815 10-in. 10/12/1926 Hush-a-bye Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36829 10-in. 10/15/1926 Sunday Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36831 10-in. 10/15/1926 Just one more kiss Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-36965 10-in. 11/24/1926 Wouldn't you Roger Wolfe Kahn Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37580 10-in. 1/28/1927 I'm looking over a four leaf clover Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-37586 10-in. 2/1/1927 Look at the world and smile Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-38264 10-in. 5/16/1927 In my merry Oldsmobile Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40211 10-in. 9/15/1927 Blue river Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40212 10-in. 9/15/1927 Clementine (From New Orleans) Jean Goldkette Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45812 10-in. 6/21/1928 Doin' things Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet, with piano instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-45813 10-in. 6/21/1928 Wild cat Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet, with piano instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-59800 10-in. 5/21/1930 Rockin' chair Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62301 10-in. 5/21/1930 Barnacle Bill, the sailor Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra ; Carson Robison Jazz/dance band, with 2 male vocal solos and male vocal chorus instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-62584 10-in. 6/5/1930 Eddie's twister Larry Semon Guitar solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-63653 10-in. 9/15/1930 Georgia (on my mind) Hoagy Carmichael ; Hoagy Carmichael Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-63700 10-in. 10/7/1930 The wild dog Joe Venuti's Blue Four Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Victor BVE-64301 10-in. 10/7/1930 Really blue Joe Venuti's Blue Four Instrumental quartet instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Columbia W142697 10-in. 9/29/1926 Stringing the blues Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Columbia W142698 10-in. 9/29/1926 Black and blue bottom Eddie Lang ; Joe Venuti Violin and guitar duet instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
Columbia W143130 10-in. 11/19/1926 Little music in the moonlight Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143131 10-in. 11/19/1926 My lady Johnny Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143296 10-in. 1/12/1927 Muddy water Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia W143297 10-in. 1/12/1927 High-high-high up in the hills Charles Kaley Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 231 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lang, Eddie," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103511.

Lang, Eddie. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103511.

"Lang, Eddie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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