Joe Venuti discography

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Joe Venuti, regarded by some as the Father of Jazz Violin, enjoyed a recording career under his own billing that stretched from 1926 to 1978. Besides momentary lapses in the years after 1935 and one big gap from 1961 to 1967, this activity is practically continuous. But in his last decade, Joe effectively surpassed his prodigious 1926 to 1960 output in the sheer number of late recordings he made, transforming it into a large and bewildering legacy. For most listeners, a decent collection drawn from the years 1926 to 1935 is sufficient, and the number of compilations derived from that period nearly equals the number of original 78 rpm record releases themselves.

This discography organizes original discs/LPs/CDs in issue order with an emphasis on reflecting the recordings as they might be found in the field. Secondary, non-commercial issues and unissued items are not included, except in cases where a secondary issue contains a different coupling, or when no issue can be considered "primary," as in the case of dime-store labels. Matrix numbers are not included, but this information is provided when multiple takes of a title are available. Corrections are welcome, especially when it comes to specific billing on a label or the verbatim appearance of titles. However, any rearrangement into strict chronological order in a track-based economy or by session—such as is common in traditional discography—is discouraged, as it would defeat the purpose of this listing and tend to duplicate work found elsewhere. The issue order does not automatically reflect strict chronological order of recording.

This discography does not include 78-era guest appearances by Venuti on records billed to other artists. For these, please visit the listings in Mosaic Records' The Classic Columbia and OKeh Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Sessions Discography[1] and in the entry for Venuti in Tom Lord's The Jazz Discography. Those principally interested in the career of Venuti's longtime collaborator Eddie Lang may wish to consult the excellent discography at Eddie Lang Sessions.[2] In the case of mixed issues where a Venuti side is coupled with another artist, the other artist's name is included, but not the title of the piece performed.

78 rpm issues (1926–1950)[edit]

Disc Artist Credit Coupling Recording Date Notes
Columbia 914-D Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Stringin' the Blues (takes 8 & 11)/Black and Blue Bottom 11-8-1926/9-26-1926
Okeh 40762 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Sunshine/Wild Cat 1-24-1927
Okeh 40825 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Doin' Things/Goin' Places 5-4-1927
Okeh 40853 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Kickin' the Cat/Beatin' the Dog 6-28-1927
Okeh 40897 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Cheese and Crackers/A Mug of Ale 9-13-1927
Okeh 40947 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Four String Joe/Penn Beach Blues 11-15-1927
Okeh 41025 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Dinah/The Wild Dog 3-28-1928
Okeh 41051 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers with Ed Lang I Must Be Dreaming/'Tain't So Honey, 'Tain't So 5-25-1928
Okeh 41056 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers with Ed Lang Because My Baby Don't Mean "Maybe" Now/Just Like a Melody Out of the Sky 6-6-1928
Okeh 41076 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Pretty Trix/The Man From the South 6-14-1928
Victor 21561 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Doin' Things (take 3)/Wild Cat (take 3) 6-21-1928
Bluebird 10280 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang Doin' Things (take 2)/Wild Cat (take 1) 6-21-1928 [3]
Okeh 41087 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers Pickin' Cotton/I'm on the Crest of a Wave 7-24-1928
Okeh 41133 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers Doin' Things/I Must Have That Man! 10-4-1928
Okeh 41144 Joe Venuti's Blue Four The Blue Room/Sensation 9-27-1928
Okeh 41192 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers That's the Good Old Sunny South/Weary River 2-2-1929
Okeh 41251 Joe Venuti's Blue Four My Honey's Lovin' Arms/Goin' Home 12-12-1928
Okeh 41263 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers I'm in Seventh Heaven/Little Pal 5-1-1929
Okeh 41320 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers The Chant of the Jungle/That Wonderful Something 10-16-1929
Okeh 41361 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Running Ragged/Apple Blossoms 10-28-1929
Okeh 41427 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers Promises (takes B & C)/Dancing With Tears in My Eyes (takes A & C) 5-22-1930
Okeh 41432 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Raggin' the Scale/Put and Take (takes A & C) 5-7-1930
Clarion 5474-C, Harmony1427-H, Velvet Tone 2534-V Tennessee Music Men Raggin' the Scale/Miff Mole 5-7-1930 [4]
Okeh 41451 Joe Venuti & his New Yorkers I'm Only Human After All/Out of Breath 9-6-1930
Victor 23015 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra My Man From Caroline/I Like a Little Girl Like That 9-30-1930
Victor 23018 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Wasting My Love On You/Bix Beiderbecke 9-30-1930
Victor 23021 Joe Venuti's Blue Four The Wild Dog/Really Blue 10-7-1930
Okeh 41469 Joe Venuti's Blue Four I've Found a New Baby/Sweet Sue, Just You 11-12-1930
Okeh 41506 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Pardon Me Pretty Baby/Little Buttercup 6-10-1931
Columbia 2488-D Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys Little Girl/Tempo di Modernage 6-10-1931
Parlophone (UK) R 1063 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Little Girl/Tempo di Barrel 6-10-1931 [5] (same recording as above)
Columbia 2535-D Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys There's No Other Girl/Now That I Need You, You're Gone 9-10-1931
Columbia 2589-D Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys The Wolf Wobble/Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 9-10-1931
Parlophone (UK) R-1115 Joe Venuti's Rhythm Boys To To Blues/Emmett Miller 9-10-1931
Vocalion 15858, Melotone M-12277, UCHA 105/106 Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti's All-Star Orchestra Farewell Blues/Someday Sweetheart 10-22-1931
Vocalion 15864, Melotone M-12294, Polk P-9095, UCHA 107/108 Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti's All-Star Orchestra After You've Gone/Beale Street Blues 10-22-1931
Lucky 7000 Joe Venuti & Friends Onyx Club Revue/Non Skid Manure 1-24-1933/4-8-1933 [6]
Columbia 2765-D Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang's Blue Five Raggin' the Scale/Art Kassel 1-28-1933
Columbia (UK) CB 601 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang's Blue Five Hey! Young Fella/Pink Elephants 2-28-1933
Columbia 2782-D Joe Venuti's Blue Five Jig Saw Puzzle Blues/Vibraphonia 2-28-1933/5-8-1933

Eddie Lang dies March 26, 1933

Disc Artist Credit Coupling Date Notes
Columbia 2783-D Joe Venuti's Blue Five Isn't It Heavenly?/Billy Cotton 5-8-1933
Columbia (UK) CB 637 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Hiawatha's Lullaby/My Gypsy Rhapsody 5-8-1933
Ногинский Завод (Noginskiy Factory) (USSR) Г 8746 ГРК 2218 Орк. под управлением Ч. Венутти ИНДЕЙСКАЯ КОЛЫБЕЛЬНАЯ (Hiawatha's Lullaby) 5-8-1933
Melotone M-12807, Banner 32872, Perfect 15830 Joe Venuti & His New Yorkers or Joe Venuti and his Orchestra I Want to Ring Bells/Gather Lip Rouge While Ye May 9-25-1933
Oriole 2771, Romeo 2144, Domino 152 Joe Venuti & His New Yorkers or Joe Venuti and his Orchestra I Want to Ring Bells/Gather Lip Rouge While Ye May 9-25-1933
Melotone M-12816, Banner 32874, Perfect 15832 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra You're My Past, Present, and Future/Doin' the Uptown Lowdown 9-25-1933
Conqueror 8250, Oriole 2776, Romeo 2149, Domino 154 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra You're My Past, Present, and Future/Doin' the Uptown Lowdown 9-25-1933
Melotone M-12831, Banner 32883, Perfect 15482, Oriole 2787, Romeo 2160 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Moonglow/Cheese and Crackers 9-25-1933
Columbia 2834-D Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Doin' the Uptown Lowdown/Emil Coleman 10-2-1933
Columbia (UK) CB 708 Joe Venuti & his Blue Six Sweet Lorraine/Doin' the Uptown Lowdown 10-2-1933
Decca 18167 Joe Venuti & his Blue Six Sweet Lorriane/Doin' the Uptown Lowdown 10-2-1933 [7]
Bluebird B-5293 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Fiddlesticks (take 1)/Phantom Rhapsody 10-13-1933
Victor 24946 (Argentina) Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Fiddlesticks (take 2)/Phantom Rhapsody 10-13-1933 [8]
Bluebird B-5520 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Moonglow/Everybody Shuffle 10-13-1933
Montgomery Ward 4504 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Moonglow/Totem Lodge Orchestra 10-13-1933
Columbia (UK) CB 686 Joe Venuti & his Blue Six The Jazz Me Blues/In De Ruff (take 2) 11-3-1933
Decca 18168 Joe Venuti & his Blue Six The Jazz Me Blues/In De Ruff (take 2) 11-3-1933 [9]
Melotone M-12838, Banner 32895, Perfect 15845 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Everything I Have is Yours/My Dancing Lady 11-3-1933
Conqueror 14256, Oriole 2791, Romeo 2164 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Everything I Have is Yours/My Dancing Lady 11-3-1933
Lucky 7001 Joe Venuti & Friends Venuti's Pagliacci No. 1/Onyx Club Revue No. 2 12-12-1933 [10]
Okeh 41586 Joe Venuti and his Orchestra [Venuti fronting Joe Haymes' Orchestra] Fiddlesticks/Goblin Market 8-17-1934
Regal-Zonophone (UK) MR 1452 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Satan's Holiday/Hell's Bells And Hallelujah 9-20-1934
Regal-Zonophone (UK) MR 1508 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Tea Time/Romantic Joe 9-20-1934
Decca 624 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Mello as a Cello/Nothing But Notes 3-20-1935
Decca 625 Joe Venuti's Blue Four Mystery/Tap Room Blues 3-20-1935
Columbia 3103-D Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Eeney Meeny Miney Mo/Twenty Four Hours a Day 10-28-1935
Columbia 3104-D Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Stop Look and Listen/Yankee Doodle Never Went to Town 10-28-1935
Columbia 3105-D Joe Venuti & Russ Morgan Red Velvet/Black Satin 10-28-1935
Decca 2312 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Something/Nothing 1-25-1939
Decca 2313 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Flop/Flip 1-25-1939
Tempo 516/518/520 Pietro Gentile with Joe Venuti & strings Musical Milestones of the Jewish People 1946 [11]
Tempo 516 Joe Venuti & Pietro Gentile Eli Eli/Rachem 1946
Tempo 518 Joe Venuti & Pietro Gentile A Yiddishe Momme/Oy der rebbenu 1946
Tempo 520 Joe Venuti & Pietro Gentile Meirke mein sumn/A dudele 1946
Tempo 528 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Lloyd Sloop, Lou Singer Summertime part 1/Summertime part 2 10-1946
Tempo 530 Joe Venuti & Dr. Kolline/Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen Kreutzer No. 27/Loose Bow Boogie 10-1946
Tempo 532 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra/Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri Filigree/Star Dust 10-1946
Tempo 534 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen Body and Soul/Santa Lucia 10-1946
Tempo 536 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen, Lou Singer Tea for Two/Estrellita 10-1946
Tempo 538 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen Danny Boy/When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 10-1946
Tempo 540 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen Rose of Tralee/Cruiskeen Lawn 10-1946
Tempo 542 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen The Kerry Dance/Garden Where the Pratees Grow 10-1946
Tempo 580 Joe Venuti, Herb Kern, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen If I Had My Way/Wishing 10-1946
Pan-American 046 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra Come Back to Sorrento/Toselli's Serenade 1946
Pan-American 054 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra Louise/Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear 1946
Pan-American 055 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra A Little Love, a Little Kiss/My Melancholy Baby 1946
Pan-American 060 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra South of the Border/My Ol' Ten Gallon Hat 1946
Pan-American 063 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra Passe/Lovely Fantasy 1946
Pan-American 064 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra You Call It Madness/I Surrender Dear 1946
Tops 1007 Jon Laurenz with Joe Venuti & his All Star Orchestra Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear/I Surrender Dear 1946 [12]
Parlophone R-3043 Joe Venuti, Charlotte Tinsley, Vincent Terri, Larry Breen Body and Soul/Tea for Two 1-1947
Tempo 408, 4524 (45 rpm) Joe Venuti, Bobby Maxwell, Jimmy Briggs & the Joe Venuti Rhythmists Melancholy Baby/Karavan 6-1949 [13]
Tempo 410, 4526 (45 rpm) Joe Venuti & his Orchestra Alexander's Ragtime Band/Zone 28 8-1949
Tempo 414, 4528 (45 rpm), Oriole (UK) 1069 Joe Venuti & his Orchestra My Heart Stood Still/Schon Rosmarin 8-1949

[14]

Tempo 416, 4530 (45 rpm) Joe Venuti & Bobby Maxwell Skeletons at Midnight aka Danse Macabre/It Ain't Necessarily So 8-1949 [15]
Tempo 426 Joe Venuti Trio The Hot Canary/Flat Tortillas 9-1949
Decca 27134 Joe Venuti & Russ Morgan Black Satin/Red Velvet 3-9-1950

Mono LP and corresponding CD issues (1948–1960)[edit]

Disc Album Artist and Title Date Notes
Tempo TT-2008 Joe Venuti and His Violin/Galla-Rini and His Accordion 1948 split LP [16]
Tempo TT-2056 Joe Venuti and His Violin/Italy's Two Greatest Accordionists: Wolmer Beltrami and Francesco Ferrari 1948 split LP
Tempo TT-2064 Joe Venuti and His Violin/Bobby Maxwell and His Swing Harp 1950 split LP
Tempo TT-2220 Don Blanding: Twelve Great Poems from "Vagabond's House" 1950 Venuti as musical director; recorded late November 1949. Also issued as 78 rpm album set; CD re-release in 2013, but no details.[17][18][19]
Tempo TT-2230 Joe Venuti: Vignettes by Venuti 1949 10" LP
Tempo TT-2236 Joe Venuti and Bobby Maxwell 1949 10" LP[20]
Decca DL-5273 Joe Venuti and Russ Morgan: World's Greatest Jazz Violinist 3-9-1950 10" LP[21]
Tops L 101 John Laurenz with Joe Venuti and His Orchestra: Six All-Time Hits recorded 1946, issued c. 1952 10" LP
Tops L 923 John Laurenz with Joe Venuti and His Orchestra: Twilight On the Trail recorded 1946, issued c. 1952 10" LP
Shoestring 111 Joe Venuti: The Mad Fiddler from Philly 1952–1953 from radio airchecks; issued 1970s
Sandy Hook 2047 Joe Venuti: Hot Swing Fiddle Classics 1952–1953 probably identical to Shoestring 111, issued 1981
Jazz Man LJ-336 Joe Venuti, violin with Tony Romano playing Eddie Lang's Guitar 10-1954
Just a Memory JAM-9127-2 Joe Venuti with Tony Romano: Never Before, and Never Again 1953–1954 CD, issued 2000
Grand Award G.A. 33-351 Joe Venuti with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Fiddle On Fire 1957
Grand Award EP-2020 Joe Venuti with Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra: Fine and Dandy/Midnight in Monte Carlo/Hindustan/Body and Soul 1957 45 rpm 7"[22]
Golden Crest CR-3100 Joe Venuti plays Gershwin 1960
Golden Crest CR-3101 Joe Venuti plays Jerome Kern 1960

Stereo LP and corresponding CD issues (1968–1998)[edit]

Disc Album Artist and Title Date Notes
Ovation OV/14-04 Joe Venuti: Once More with Feeling 1968
Affinity AFF 29 Stephane Grappelli & Joe Venuti: Venupelli Blues 1980 recorded 10–22–1969 in Paris
Audiophile AP 118 Joe Venuti with the Gil Cuppini Orchestra: The Incredible Joe Venuti 1971
RCA/Black & White (France) 7149 Joe Venuti: Violinology 1971
Durium ms A 77277 Joe Venuti in Milan with Lino Patruno & His Friends 1971
VanguardVSD-79396 Joe Venuti in Milan 1971
Everest FS-349 Joe Venuti with the Dutch Swing College Band 1971
Halcyon HAL 112 Marian McPartland and Joe Venuti: The Maestro and Friend 1973
MPS 21 20885-0p Joe Venuti:...the Daddy of the Violin 1973
Pausa PR 7034 Joe Venuti: Doin' Things 1973
Chiaroscuro CR 128 Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims: Joe and Zoot 1974
Chiaroscuro CR(D) 128 Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims: Joe and Zoot and more 1998 recorded 1973–1974; re-issued with 5 extra tracks
Chiaroscuro CR134 The Joe Venuti Blue Four 1974
Durium ms A 77356 Joe Venuti with Lino Patruno & his Friends: Welcome Joe! 1974 recorded in Milan 9–13 and 9–14, 1974; re-issued in 1981 as Durium Start LP.S 40.133[23]
Vanguard VSD-79405 Joe Venuti: Jazz Violin 1974 Identical to Welcome Joe!
Concord Jazz CJ-14 Joe Venuti and George Barnes: Gems 1975
Chiaroscuro CR 145 Joe Venuti and Earl Hines: Hot Sonatas 1975
Chiaroscuro CR(D) 145 Joe Venuti and Earl Hines: Hot Sonatas 1998 recorded 1975, re-issued with 5 extra tracks
Orly SBV 336 (France) Joe Venuti and the Holiday Mood Orchestra: Venutiana (aka New Times Vol. 11) 1976
Jump ??? (Italy) Joe Venuti and the Holiday Mood Orchestra: Venutiana, concerto for violin & orchestra 1977 Contains different filler material from the Orly release
Chiaroscuro CR-153 Joe Venuti: Hooray for Joe! 1977
Sonet SNTF-734 Joe Venuti: Sliding By 1977 recorded 4–15–1977
Chiaroscuro CR 160 Joe Venuti and Dave McKenna: Alone at the Palace 1977 recorded Palace Theater, Albany NY 4–27 and 4–28–1977
Chiaroscuro CR(D) 160 Joe Venuti and Dave McKenna: Alone at the Palace 1991 recorded Palace Theater, Albany NY in 1977, re-issued with 7 extra tracks and some alternates
Flying Fish 035 Joe Venuti, Eldon Shamblin, Curly Chalker, Jethro Burns: 4 Giants of Swing 1977
Concord Jazz CJ-30 Joe Venuti and George Barnes: Live at the Concord Summer Festival 1978
Concord Jazz CJ-51 Ross Tompkins and Joe Venuti: Live at Concord '77 1978 recorded 8–5–1977
Dobre Records DR-1066 Joe Ventui and Tony Romano: Never Before...Never Again 1979
Flying Fish 077 Joe in Chicago, 1978 1979 Venuti's last recording
Chiaroscuro CR-203 The Best of Joe Venuti 1979
Vanguard/Omega 3019 (CD) The Fabulous Joe Venuti 1995 combines Vanguard VSD-79396 and VSD-79405
Laserlight 17183 The Best of Jazz Violin 1998 contains five Venuti tracks from 1971
Hoban Music Joe's Last Ride 2013 Venuti's final sessions. Recorded in Chicago at Curtom Studios in 1977, sold privately on CDR by producer Bob Hogan.[24]

Guest appearances on LP and CD (1948–2005)[edit]

Disc Album Artist and Title Date Notes
Tempo TT 2086 Bobby Maxwell and His Swing Harp/Mel Henke and His Ultra-Modern Piano 1948 Venuti, uncredited, on two tracks on the Bobby Maxwell side
Joyce 1128 One Night Stand with Bing Crosby's 20th Anniversary in Show Business 1970s with Venuti as guest on Bing's Chesterfield radio program, 1951
Sunbeam HB-309 The Dinah Shore–Bing Crosby Shows 1975 with Venuti as guest on Bing's Chesterfield radio program, recorded 11–13–1952
Grand Award G. A. 33-901 Paul Whiteman 50th Anniversary 1959 Venuti featured on 2 tracks
Columbia M 32587 Dick Hyman: Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton Transcriptions for Orchestra - Some Rags, Some Stomps and a Little Blues 1974
Flying Fish M1366 Bucky Pizzarelli: Nightwings 1975
Warner Bros. BS-2888 Leon Redbone: On the Track 1975
Golden Crest CRSQ31043 The New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, conductor, Joe Venuti, special guest artist: Happy Feet, a Tribute to Paul Whiteman 1976
DSC Productions PA 2020, Everest FS-341 The Dutch College Swing Band with Famous American Guests 1977 recorded 1972–76
Varèse Sarabande 066672-2 (CD) Les Paul and his Trio: Crazy Rhythm 2005 Includes Venuti with Kay Starr on 3 tracks, 1944–45

Reissues on LP and CD from 78rpm era material (1953–present)[edit]

Disc Album Artist and Title Date Notes
X LVA-3036 (10" LP) Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang with Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and Phil Napoleon 1955 Issued 8-10-1955: includes first releases of two 78-era alternates
Design DLP 54 Joe Venuti and Louis Prima: Hi-Fi Lootin' 1957 Sourced from 1934–1935 transcriptions
Columbia C2L-24 (2-LP set) Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: Stringing the Blues 1962 Curated by Frank Driggs
Regal REG.1076 Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang: Hell's Bells and Hallelujah 1960s
Big Band Archives LP-1215 Joe Venuti & His Big Band c. 1970 Broadcast and transcription material from Venuti's big band featuring Kay Starr, c. 1945
RCA Black & White Vol. 118 FPMI 7016 (LP and CD) Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang: Hot Strings c. 1974
Sunbeam MFC-16 Time Out for Listening: Theatre Intermission Music 1932–34 1976 Sourced from transcription material and including Venuti with other artists
TOM 7 (LP and CD) Venuti-Lang Vol. 1 1927–1928 1970s; CD issued 2000
TOM 8 (LP and CD) Venuti-Lang Vol. 2 1928–1930 1970s; CD issued 2000
Swaggie Records (Australia) 817 Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang 1926–1930 1984
Swaggie (Australia) 819 Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang 1930–1933 1984
Conifer 172/DRG 200 (CD; though Conifer was also an LP) Joe Venuti: Fiddlesticks (Conifer)/Joe Venuti - Eddie Lang: Great Original Performances 1926–1933 (DRG) 1987/1992 Identical releases, in digitally simulated stereo
Yazoo 1062 (LP and CD) Joe Venuti: Violin Jazz 1989 Some material identified as alternate, or unissued, within the notes is apparently not so.
IAJRC CD1003 (CD) Joe Venuti: Pretty Trix 1993 Sourced from 1934–1935 transcriptions
Pearl Topaz 1015 Joe Venuti: Stringin' the Blues 1995 Direct lift from Columbia C2L-24
EPM Musique 160132 (CD) Joe Venuti: Four String Joe 2001 Compilation, includes one track from 1946
ASV AJA 5386 (UK CD) Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang: Wild Cats 2001
Jazz Forever 67043 (CD) Stringing the Blues: The Best of Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang 2001
JSP 3402 (2-CD set) Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The 20s and 30s Sides 2001
Mosaic MD8-213 (4-CD box) The Classic Columbia and OKeh Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Sessions 2002 Collection of nearly everything recorded by Lang-Venuti 1926–1933. Out of print.
Chronological Classics 1211 (CD) Joe Venuti 1926–1928 2002
Chronological Classics 1246 (CD) Joe Venuti 1928–1930 2002
Chronological Classics 1276 (CD) Joe Venuti 1930–1931 2002
Naxos Jazz Legends 8.120614 (Germany CD) Joe Venuti: The Wild Cat 2003 Not available in the U.S.
JSP JSP916 (4-CD set) Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti: The New York Sessions 1926–1935 Remastered 2003 Mastered by John R. T. Davies
Chronological Classics 1348 (CD) Joe Venuti 1933 2004
Chestnut 1005 (CD) The Best of Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang 2005
Fuel 839 (CD) Joe Venuti: Performance 2010 Sourced from 1934–1935 transcriptions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Classic Columbia and OKeh Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang sessions Discography
  2. ^ Eddie Lang Sessions
  3. ^ issued 1939
  4. ^ issued in 1931
  5. ^ Joe Venuti's Blue Four - Tempo di Barrel
  6. ^ vinyl 78, issued 1981
  7. ^ issued 1942
  8. ^ issued 1935
  9. ^ issued 1942
  10. ^ vinyl 78, issued 1981
  11. ^ 78 rpm album set; three discs
  12. ^ issued ca. 1952
  13. ^ The title of the second selection is spelled correctly as "Caravan" on the 45 rpm issue.
  14. ^ Oriole 1069 was released in the UK in April 1952."Charles King: "Miscellaneous and Dance." Gramophone, April 1952". Gramophone.net. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  15. ^ Either or, or both, titles to the first selection may appear on the label.
  16. ^ Anonymous: "Tempo Platters to Hit Market in June at $5." Billboard, June 5, 1948
  17. ^ Anonymous, "Tempo Cuts Blanding Poems", Billboard December 10, 1949
  18. ^ Don Blanding Website
  19. ^ The titles of the LP and 78 album sets may vary.
  20. ^ TT-2008 and TT-2056 were also issued in five pocket LP sets under the title Your Treasure Chest of Transcriptions. These were assembled in 1951 as a promotional aid to dealers of Philco radio-phonograph sets. Anonymous: "Promotion at Rapid Tempo: Philco Places 500G Order As Freebies to Distribs." Billboard, April 28, 1951
  21. ^ also issued as 45 rpm album set 9-81
  22. ^ Drawn from "Fiddle on Fire."
  23. ^ Discogs entry
  24. ^ http://www.bobhoban.com/Joe-Venuti--.html

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