Edward Otha South (November 27, 1904 – April 25, 1962) was an American jazz violinist.
|Birth name||Edward Otha South|
|Born||November 27, 1904|
Louisiana, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||April 25, 1962 (aged 57)|
South studied classical music in Budapest, Paris, and Chicago. In the 1920s he was a member of jazz orchestras led by Charlie Elgar, Erskine Tate, and Jimmy Wade. He led a band in the early 1930s that included Milt Hinton and Everett Barksdale. In 1937 he recorded in Paris with Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, and Michel Warlop. In 1945 he worked for the studio band at WMGM in New York City. During the 1950s, he was a guest on television with Fran Allison and Dave Garroway and on WGN in Chicago.
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