The New York Sessions 1926-1935

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The recordings of master jazz duo Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti have been compiled many times and in many ways, but never before as easily as JSP's four-disc box set The New York Sessions 1926-1935. While Mosaic still deserves pride of place for its massive set The Classic Columbia and OKeh Sessions which doubles the number of discs, this set earns great notices because of its low price and high availability. Certainly this includes all of Lang and Venuti's best moments, most delivered under the studio rubric Joe Venuti's Blue Four -- with the help of talented friends like Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, and Frank Signorelli. "The Blue Room," "Doin' Things," and "The Wild Dog" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The recordings of master jazz duo Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti have been compiled many times and in many ways, but never before as easily as JSP's four-disc box set The New York Sessions 1926-1935. While Mosaic still deserves pride of place for its massive set The Classic Columbia and OKeh Sessions which doubles the number of discs, this set earns great notices because of its low price and high availability. Certainly this includes all of Lang and Venuti's best moments, most delivered under the studio rubric Joe Venuti's Blue Four -- with the help of talented friends like Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, and Frank Signorelli. "The Blue Room," "Doin' Things," and "The Wild Dog" belied the frantic nature of much classic jazz; sides by Lang and Venuti called to mind adjectives like buoyant, pastoral, virtuosic, ones that hadn't previously been applied to recorded jazz. The New York Sessions 1926-1935 also adds many scattered sessions that didn't come out under their name, such as sidemen gigs for artists ranging from Cliff Edwards to Annette Hanshaw to bluesman Texas Alexander. Also appearing are a few excellent sides of guitar duets featuring Lonnie Johnson and Lang, who recorded under the name Blind Willie Dunn. All in all, it's a treasure trove of classic jazz for fans who've been unable to find this much material so easily.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065901622
  • Catalog Number: 916
  • Sales rank: 100,096

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Black and Blue Bottom (2:49)
  2. 2 Stringin' the Blues (2:39)
  3. 3 Stringin' the Blues (2:52)
  4. 4 Wild Cat (2:58)
  5. 5 Sunshine (3:00)
  6. 6 Eddie's Twister (2:56)
  7. 7 April Kisses (3:16)
  8. 8 Doin' Things (2:56)
  9. 9 Goin' Places (3:00)
  10. 10 Prelude (3:10)
  11. 11 A Little Love, A Little Kiss (3:06)
  12. 12 There'll Be Some Changes Made (2:43)
  13. 13 My Syncopated Melody Man (3:23)
  14. 14 I'm Somebody's Somebody Now (3:08)
  15. 15 I Like What You Like (2:57)
  16. 16 Ain't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling? (3:02)
  17. 17 Who-Oo? You-Oo, That's Who! (3:07)
  18. 18 Under the Moon (3:25)
  19. 19 Kickin' the Cat (3:11)
  20. 20 Beatin' the Dog (2:41)
  21. 21 Cheese and Crackers (2:56)
  22. 22 A Mug of Ale (2:59)
  23. 23 Wringin' and Twistin' - Tram, Bix & Lang (3:03)
  24. 24 Melody Man's Dream (2:54)
  25. 25 Perfect (3:05)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Penn Beach Blues (2:50)
  2. 2 Four String Joe (2:59)
  3. 3 Dinah (2:55)
  4. 4 The Wild Dog (2:48)
  5. 5 Rainbow Dreams (3:00)
  6. 6 Add a Little Wiggle (2:58)
  7. 7 My Baby Came Home (2:49)
  8. 8 From Monday On (3:02)
  9. 9 The Man from the South (With a Big Cigar in His Mouth) (3:00)
  10. 10 Pretty Trix (3:22)
  11. 11 Doin' Things (2:46)
  12. 12 Wild Cat (2:25)
  13. 13 My Handy Man - Clarence Williams' Blue Five (3:08)
  14. 14 Organ Grinder's Blues - Clarence Williams Orchestra (3:16)
  15. 15 Good Little, Bad Little You - Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards (2:42)
  16. 16 Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time) (3:25)
  17. 17 The Blue Room (3:19)
  18. 18 Sensation (2:54)
  19. 19 I'll Never Be the Same (3:13)
  20. 20 How Long, How Long Blues (2:58)
  21. 21 Deck Hand Blues (2:50)
  22. 22 Church Street Sobbin' Blues (3:02)
  23. 23 There'll Be Some Changes Made (3:12)
  24. 24 Wild Geese Blues (3:04)
  25. 25 How Much Can I Stand? (3:06)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Work Ox Blues (3:21)
  2. 2 The Risin' Sun (3:27)
  3. 3 Two Tone Stomp (3:07)
  4. 4 Have to Change Keys (To Play These Blues) (3:06)
  5. 5 Tell Me Woman Blues (2:57)
  6. 6 'Frisco Bound Blues (2:58)
  7. 7 St. Louis Fair Blues (2:59)
  8. 8 I Am Calling Blues (3:04)
  9. 9 In the Bottle Blues - Clarence Williams' Novelty Band (2:55)
  10. 10 Whatya Want Me to Do? - Clarence Williams' Novelty Band (2:55)
  11. 11 My Honey's Lovin' Arms (3:08)
  12. 12 Goin' Home (3:19)
  13. 13 Jet Black Blues - Blind Willie Dunn (3:05)
  14. 14 Blue Blood Blues - Blind Willie Dunn (3:02)
  15. 15 Guitar Blues - Blind Willie Dunn (3:13)
  16. 16 A Handful of Riffs (3:06)
  17. 17 Blue Guitars - Blind Willie Dunn (3:12)
  18. 18 Bull Frog Moan - Blind Willie Dunn (3:13)
  19. 19 Deep Minor Rhythm (3:06)
  20. 20 Midnight Call Blues (3:22)
  21. 21 Hot Fingers (3:04)
  22. 22 Blue Room (3:10)
  23. 23 Running Ragged (3:03)
  24. 24 Apple Blossom (3:23)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Raggin' the Scale (3:19)
  2. 2 Put and Take (3:20)
  3. 3 The Wild Dog (3:06)
  4. 4 Really Blue (2:40)
  5. 5 I've Found a New Baby (3:11)
  6. 6 Sweet Sue, Just You (2:51)
  7. 7 Pardon Me Pretty Baby (3:09)
  8. 8 Little Girl - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:02)
  9. 9 Little Buttercup (3:14)
  10. 10 Tempo de Modernage - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:06)
  11. 11 There's No Other Girl - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:13)
  12. 12 Now That I Need You You're Gone - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:10)
  13. 13 The Wolf Wobble - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:03)
  14. 14 To to Blues - Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys (3:18)
  15. 15 Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania, Pt. 1 (3:01)
  16. 16 Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania, Pt. 2 (2:53)
  17. 17 Fit as a Fiddle - Paul Small (3:21)
  18. 18 Baby - Paul Small (3:15)
  19. 19 Raggin' the Scale - Joe Venuti (3:03)
  20. 20 Hey! Young Fella - Joe Venuti (3:09)
  21. 21 Jig Saw Puzzle Blues - Joe Venuti (3:26)
  22. 22 Pink Elephants - Joe Venuti (3:13)
  23. 23 Red Velvet - Joe Venuti (3:21)
  24. 24 Black Satin - Joe Venuti (2:43)
  25. 25 Venuti's Pagliacci No. 2 (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Lang Primary Artist, Guitar, Viola
Lonnie Johnson Guitar
Victoria Spivey Vocals
Annette Hanshaw Vocals
Eddie Condon Banjo
Russ Morgan Piano
Joe Venuti Bass, Violin, Vocals
Carl Kress Guitar
Adrian Rollini Piano, Celeste, Goofus, Bass Saxophone, Vibes
Frankie Trumbauer Bassoon, C-Melody Saxophone
Harold Arlen Vocals
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Ukulele, Vocals
Red McKenzie Vocals, Comb
Texas Alexander Vocals
Bix Beiderbecke Piano, Cornet
Artie Bernstein Bass
Vic Berton Drums, Timpani, Harpophone
Jack Bland Banjo
Rube Bloom Piano, Vocals
Perry Botkin Guitar
Ed Cuffee Trombone
Jimmy Dorsey Clarinet, Cornet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Tommy Dorsey Trombone, Trumpet
Lennie Hayton Piano, Celeste
Stan King Drums
Chauncey Morehouse Drums
Arthur Schutt Piano
Frank Signorelli Piano
Omer Simeon Clarinet
Bobby Van Eps Piano
Clarence Williams Piano, Celeste, Vocals
Victor Young Piano
Gladys Bentley Vocals
Justin Ring Percussion, Chimes, Cymbals, Drums
Joe Tarto Bass, String Bass
Hymie Wolfson Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Itzy Riskin Piano
Terry Shand Piano
Phil Wall Piano
Don Murray Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Sonny Porter Vocals
Paul Graselli Drums
Technical Credits
Lonnie Johnson Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Bing Crosby Composer
Eubie Blake Composer
Eddie Lang Composer
Joe Venuti Composer
Eddie Edwards Composer
Carl Kress Composer
Adrian Rollini Composer, Contributor
Frankie Trumbauer Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Milton Ager Composer
Texas Alexander Composer
Harry Barris Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Bud Green Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Lennie Hayton Composer
Matt Hyde Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Raymond Klages Composer
Al Morgan Composer
Jack Palmer Composer
Vincent Rose Composer
Herman Ruby Composer
Nat Shilkret Composer
Frank Signorelli Composer
Sam H. Stept Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Jack Yellen Composer
Victor Young Composer
Joseph Meyer Composer
Gladys Bentley Composer
Frank Guarente Contributor
Sam M. Lewis Composer
Matty Malneck Composer
Eddie Cox Composer
Joe Young Composer
Harry Akst Composer
Mort Dixon Composer
Harry Woods Composer
Edgar Leslie Composer
Benny Davis Composer
L. Wolfe Gilbert Composer
Anton Lada Composer
Ed Claypoole Composer
Francis Henry Composer
W. Benton Overstreet Composer
Drew Kent Liner Notes
Billy Higgins Composer
Leo Silesu Composer
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