Mayor Bloomberg Proclamated
October 30 (2011) CAMEO DAY
GUITAR & BACKGROUND VOCALS:
co-wrote Anything You Wanna Do
CAMEO's national tour opened for
at Stadiums across America...
EDDIE DURHAM DAY Annual Tributes: Every midAugust at the Eddie Durham Park & Pavillion & Every February at Texas State University - San Marcos, Texas
Eric Durham with The Harlem Blues & Jazz Band, MC Phil Schaap, Curator Jazz at Lincoln Center and the late Ms. Johnnie Armstead, Founder of the Calaboose African American History Museum (which is across the Street from the Eddie Durham Park)
I learned to score & notate music from my late iconic dad Eddie Durham (1906-1987)
He drove my band "Creative Collection" to our shows, the first of which was opening at a neighborhood festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), a show produced by Popsie & The Brotherhood Express.
EDDIE DURHAM's last recorded CD: BLUE BONE
Son, Eric R. Durham holding the 2006 Centennial Eddie Durham Guitar, by Guitar Research, at Sam Ash Music Store, White Plains NY
Known as the "Dynamic Duo" and a best friend for decades GARY DOW (Keith Sweat, New Edition) I introduced him into CAMEO.
We arranged MIND UP TONIGHT (Melba Moore) wrote
AIN'T NO FUN TO ME (Howard Kenney), and discovered, mentored, toured and co-composed for Lillo Thomas.
Dynamic Duo produced this song for OSMOND COLLINS
(aka Elmo the Magic Christian):
We grew up in band-competitive BUSHWICK, Brooklyn, performing block parties. Some of the Neighborhood local musicians starting out were... just to name a very few Bands:
TY STEPHENS (center) (from Harry Belafonte), as a trio we recorded some GREAT music & birthed the Band: TOPGROOVE
"PANACHE" (Freddie & the late Debbie Thompson) CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR; Jeff Smith (The Family Stand), Tyrone & Larry: horns for COMMON SENSE
BT EXPRESS: Leslie Ming & Kashif (composed "Love Come Down"; briefly lived with my family, and my dad, Eddie Durham, gave him his first electric piano)
Show stopping Drummer Ronnie Heath of BROTHERHOOD EXPRESS
Eric Durham, guitar
Gary Dow, bass
Studio Guitarist on track:
ERIC R. DURHAM: Production, all synthesizers (except trk #1), Mix (except trks 5,6,8,11):
Co-Writer UPRISINGZoHo Records (2011):
MICHAEL POWERS: Guitar
ERIC DURHAM: Arrangement,
Production, Mix, Percussions, bass
& synthesizer on 1 cover Song:
ZoHo Records (2010)
MICHAEL POWERS: Guitar & composition
ERIC DURHAM: Bass, Keyboards, electronic orchestration
mix & mastered
As a General Contractor, I've built floating floors. If you can imagine it, I can build, or rebuild it and write a song about it too!
Jon Grossbard, Proprietor of The Daily Planet, now known as:
"PLANET to PLANET SOUND", W.30th Street, NYC
"FRED ZARR STUDIOS" Brooklyn, NY