All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Topsy Durham

Jazz & Blues Copyright Advocate and Music Publisher

About Me

My Jazz Story

Daughter of AMERICAN JAZZ and N.A.R.A.S. Hall of Famer: EDDIE DURHAM, Sr. pioneer of Amplified Guitar, pioneer of "non-pressure performance technique" for brass, Arranger of IN THE MOOD, creator of Swing Music, composer of TOPSY, I DON'T WANT TO SET THE WORLD ON FIRE, SWINGIN THE BLUES, BLUES IN THE GROOVE, many more... (youtubes). "Of the major groups active during the Swing Era, only the orchestras of Duke Ellington and Earl Hines were unaffected directly by the talents of Eddie Durham." Professor Dave Oliphant Former Board Member of seminal, grassroots organization AmSong, Inc. who spearheaded the SONNY BONO COPYRIGHT TERM EXTENSION ACT (1996) - signed by former President William Clinton. This Act expands by 20 years, the term of ALL copyrights before they go into public domaine. AmSong, Inc. Board Members included Hoagy Bix Carmichael, Mary Rodgers, James Hammerstein, Jack Lawrence, Thelonious Monk, Jr., Jamie Bernstein, Edwina (W.C.) Handy, Michael Strunsky, David Lahm (for Dorothy Fields), and Elizabeth Peters, all under the counsel & direction of Lisa Alter, Esq. -Member and former Board Member of The International Women In Jazz (IWJ). -Member of The Harlem Swing Dance Society. -President of Swingin the Blues! Durham Music Publishing, Inc. ( -Principle of StratosphericTalent Created & maintain websites:

My Favorites

  1. Michael Powers - Revolutionary Boogie
  2. Michael Powers - Prodigal Son
  3. Eddie Durham - Blue Bone
  4. Sarah McLawler - Under My Hat
  5. Michael Powers - Onyx Root
  6. Michael Powers - Bluesiana Breeze
  7. Cameo - Cardiac Arrest
  8. Cameo - Ugly Ego
  9. Cameo - We All Know Who We Are
  10. Teena Marie - Greatest Hits
  11. Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits
  12. Pointer Sisters - Greatest Hits
  13. Michael Jackson - Greatest Hits
  14. Nina Simone - Greatest Hits
  15. Phoebe Snow - Greatest Hits
  16. Rachelle Farrell - Rachelle Farrell