Wild Cats

Wild Cats

by Joe Venuti
     
 

Pioneers in the early development of the violin and guitar as jazz instruments, Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang made music that can best be described as friendly and inventive. This Living Era compilation presents a chronologically arranged series of their best recordings made between November 1926 and February 1933. As a sort of encore, the producers have added four tracks… See more details below

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Pioneers in the early development of the violin and guitar as jazz instruments, Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang made music that can best be described as friendly and inventive. This Living Era compilation presents a chronologically arranged series of their best recordings made between November 1926 and February 1933. As a sort of encore, the producers have added four tracks recorded in October of 1931 featuring Benny Goodman and the brothers Teagarden. Venuti/Lang's "Stringing the Blues" sets the stage for a satisfying procession of hot jazz performances made enjoyably remarkable by each player's ingenuity. The cast of characters includes Red Nichols and Miff Mole, tuba titan Joe Tarto, multi-instrumentalists Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, and the brave Frankie Trumbauer, who conducts a facile experiment in hot bassoon improvisation. In addition to Jack Teagarden's smooth blue crooning, there is a sweet vocal by Harold Arlen and bursts of lively scat sung by pianist Rube Bloom can be heard. Anyone seeking the perfect example of Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang at their beatific best will find it in their delicate rendering of Frank Signorelli's lovely opus "I'll Never Be the Same." The only flaw in the entire package occurs in the liner notes, which erroneously state that Joe Venuti died in 1974. While his date of birth will never be firmly established, there is little doubt that Fiddler Joe passed away in August of 1978.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/22/2001
Label:
Asv Living Era
UPC:
0743625538625
catalogNumber:
5386

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Tracks

  1. Stringin' the Blues
  2. Bugle Call Rag  - Red Nichols
  3. Doin' Things
  4. Goin' Places
  5. Kickin' the Cat  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  6. Beatin' the Dog  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  7. A Mug of Ale  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  8. Four String Joe
  9. Dinah  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  10. The Wild Dog  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  11. The Man from the South (With a Big Cigar in His Mouth)  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  12. Wild Cat
  13. Running Ragged (Bamboozlin' the Bassoon)  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  14. I've Found a New Baby  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  15. Little Girl
  16. I'll Never Be the Same (Little Buttercup)  -  Joe Venuti's Blue Four
  17. To to Blues  -  Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys
  18. Raggin' the Scale  - Joe Venuti
  19. Hey! Young Fella  - Joe Venuti
  20. Jig Saw Puzzle Blues  - Joe Venuti
  21. Pink Elephants  - Joe Venuti
  22. Beale Street Blues  - Joe Venuti
  23. After You've Gone  - Joe Venuti
  24. Someday Sweetheart  - Joe Venuti
  25. Farewell Blues  - Joe Venuti

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joe Venuti   Primary Artist,Violin
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Eddie Lang   Track Performer
Jack Teagarden   Trombone
Red Nichols   Cornet
Miff Mole   Trombone
Adrian Rollini   Goofus,Bass Saxophone,Vibes
Charlie Teagarden   Trumpet
Frankie Trumbauer   Bassoon,Cymbals
Harold Arlen   Vocals
Vic Berton   Drums
Rube Bloom   Piano,Vocals
Jimmy Dorsey   Clarinet,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Lennie Hayton   Piano
Arthur Schutt   Piano
Frank Signorelli   Piano
Justin Ring   Cymbals
Ward Lay   Double Bass
Phil Wall   Piano
Neil Marshall   Drums

Technical Credits

Eddie Lang   Composer
Joe Venuti   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Vic Bellerby   Liner Notes
Martin Haskell   Remastering
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Benjamin Franklin Spikes   Composer
Joseph Mares   Composer
John Spikes   Composer
Ed Claypoole   Composer
Tim Debney   Remastering

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