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Joe Venuti

(September 16th 1903 - August 14th 1978)

Born in 1903 Giuseppe "Joe" Venuti was a gifted violinist from Philadelphia who became a jazz pioneer. Together with his friend guitarist Salvatore Massaro (aka Eddie Lang) he helped popularize the use of stings in the genre. Venuti's first professional gigs were with dance bands beginning with the "Jean Goldkette Orchestra" in 1924 before moving to New York the following year where he joined a group directed by Roger Wolfe Kahn. His recorded works as a leader with his "New Yorkers" and his "Blue Four/Five/& Six" groups revolutionized jazz violin.


A Mug Of Ale (3:10)

Apple Blossom (3:37)

Beale Street Blues (3:20)

Chant of the Jungle (3:35)

Dinah (3:01)

Doin' Things (2:48)

Four String Joe (3:01)

Goin' Places (3:02)

How High the Moon (4:55)

I Want to Be Happy (3:46)

I'm Somebody's Somebody Now (3:11)

In the Hush of the Night (3:20)

It Was Only A Sunshower (3:17)

Joe Venuti Interview (2:30)

Kickin' The Cat (3:12)

Little Girl (2:55)

Lover Come Back To Me (3:06)

My Honey's Lovin' Arms (3:16)

Out Of Breath (And Scared To Death Of You) (3:41)

Pardon Me Pretty Baby (Don't I Look Familiar To You) (3:12)

Penn Beach Blues (2:50)

Pretty Trix (3:21)

Put And Take (3:18)

Raggin' The Scale (3:14)

Runnin' Ragged (3:16)

Sensation (2:50)

Sunshine (3:02)

The Blue Room (3:19)

Under The Moon (3:36)

What'll You Do? (2:53)

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