Eddie Lang

Genres: Jazz
Descriptive "tags": jazz jazz guitar guitar swing funk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Edward Langlois, 15 January 1936, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 10 May 1985, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Lang grew up liking country and hillbilly music, so much so that when he became a member of Jessie Hill’s House Rockers, he would often regale audiences with a Hank Williams song. In 1952 he joined Guitar Slim’s band and his diminutive stature earned him the nickname Little Eddie. It was the artist credit used when both artists recorded for Nashville’s Bullet label, although Eddie’s ‘My Baby Left Me’ did less well than Slim’s ‘Feelin’ Sad’. Apart from a solitary title for Savoy that was not released for 27 years, Lang next recorded for RPM in 1956, and ‘Come On Home’ became a regional hit. ‘Troubles, Troubles’ and three other titles, although recorded by Johnny Vincent for Ace with a band that included Mac Rebennack on guitar, were released on the new Ron label. In 1966 he signed with...

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