Song of the Day: The Joe Venuti/Eddie Lang Blue Five, “Jigsaw Puzzle Blues”

Born on this day in 1902, Eddie Lang, the father of jazz guitar. He started violin at age 7, dropped the violin for the banjo in 1920 and moved to guitar a couple of years later. He played with Lonnie Johnson under the name "Blind Willie Dunn." "Jigsaw Puzzle Blues" saw him play with lifelong friend Joe Venuti on violin, Jimmy Dorsey on trumpet, clarinet, and alto sax, Adrian Rollini on vibraphone and bass sax, and Phil Wall on piano. This was recorded about a month before Lang’s death due to complications from a tonsilectomy in 1933. Fleetwood Mac covered the song as the B side to the single "Albatross."

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