Eddie South

Edward Otha South

Also known as E. South, Eddie South & His Trio, South

Discography of Eddie South:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Dinah 4 Audio His Master's Voice
2 The Dark Angel Of The Fiddle 10 Audio Trip Records (2)
3 South Side Jazz 16 Audio Chess
4 South Side Jazz 16 Audio
5 The Dark Angel Of The Fiddle 10 Audio 1981 Jazz Bird
6 The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South 11 Audio Mercury
7 Interprétation Swing Du Premier Mouvement Du Concerto En Ré Mineur De J.-S. Bach 2 Audio 1937-11-00 Swing (3)
8 Eddie's Blues / Sweet Georgia Brown 2 Audio 1937-09-00 Swing (3)
9 Dinah / Daphne 2 Audio 1937-09-00 Swing (3)
10 Somebody Loves Me / I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me 2 Audio 1937-11-00 Swing (3)
11 Oh ! Lady Be Good / Fiddle Blues 2 Audio 1937-11-00 Swing (3)
12 The Distinguished Violin Of Eddie South 11 Audio Mercury
13 Black Gypsy 25 Audio 2000 Frog (7)
14 1933 104 Audio 2006 Jazz Oracle
15 Eddie South 11 Audio
16 Music For The Birds 10 Audio 1962
17 "No More Blues" Eddie South 1927-1933 - Emilio Caceres 1937 17 Audio 1979 RCA
18 L'Ange Noir Du Violon 10 Audio La Voix De Son Maître


b : November 27, 1904 in Louisiana (USA)

d : April 25, 1962 in Chicago (USA)

Eddie South began studying violin very young. He should have gone on to pursue a carreer in classical music, but he was black, so he played jazz.

He starts his carreer in 1921 with Erskine Tate and Mae Brady.

In 1923, he's the musical director of Jimmy Wade's Syncopators. He creates his own "Alabamians" in 1927.

During an European tour in 1929 with Marian Harris, he discovers gypsy music in Budapest. In 1937, he goes back in Europe and records in Paris with [a=Django Reinhardt], [A=Stéphane Grappelli] and [a=Michel Warlop] his greatest recordings.


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