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Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 March 2013

Childhood pals on violin and guitar, Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang became one of the most famous duos in 1920s jazz, until Eddie's untimely death in 1933. Geoffrey Smith surveys their work with the likes of Bix Beiderbecke, and follows Joe's long career after Eddie's demise.

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16 items
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    Joe Venuti Stringin' the Blues

    Composer: Venuti, Lang Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g. November 1926

    Stringin’ The Blues, Topaz, TPZ 1015; Tr.2 (2.33)

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    Joe Venuti Wild Cat

    Composer: Lang Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g. January 1927

    Stringin’ The Blues, Topaz, TPZ 1015; Tr.3 (2.54)

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    Joe Venuti Doin' Things

    Composer: Venuti Performers: Arthur Schutt, p; Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g. May 1927

    Stringin’ The Blues, Topaz, TPZ 1015. Tr .4 (2.48)

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    Joe Venuti Goin' Places

    Composer: Venuti, Lang Performers: Arthur Schutt, p; Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g. May 1927

    Stringin’ The Blues, Topaz, TPZ 1015. Tr. 5 (2.54)

  • Image for Bix Beiderbecke

    Bix Beiderbecke I'm Gonna Meet My Sweetie Now

    Composer: Greer, Davis Performers: Bix Beiderbecke, c ; Fred Farrar, Ray Lodwig, t; Bill Rank, Newell Willcox, tb; Stanley Ryker, reeds; Frank Trumbauer, C-melody sax; Jimmy Dorsey, bs, cl; Joe Venuti, vn; Paul Mertz, p; Howdy Quicksell, bj; Steve Brown, b; Chauncey Morehouse, d; Bill Challis, arr. January 1927

    Bix Beiderbecke Complete Edition, Volume 2: 1927, Media 7, MJCD7 (1); Tr.5 (2.40)

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    Bix Beiderbecke Singin' the Blues

    Composer: Robinson, Conrad, Lewis, Young Performers: Bix Beiderbecke, c; Miff Mole, tb; Jimmy Dorsey, cl, as; Frank Trumbauer, C-melody sax; Paul Mertz, p; Eddie Lang, g; Chancey Morehouse, d. Fud Livingston, arr. February 1927

    The Bix Beiderbecke Story, Columbia, 501645 2. D1, Tr.3 (3.00)

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    Joe Venuti The Wild Dog

    Composer: Venuti, Lang Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g; Don Murray, bs; Rube Bloom p. March 1928

    Joe Venuti Original Recordings 1926 - 1931, Naxos Jazz Legends, 8.120614; TR.11 (2.43)

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    Joe Venuti Four String Joe

    Composer: Venuti, Lang Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Eddie Lang, g; Don Murray, bs, cl; Justin Ring, cymbals. November 1927

    Joe Venuti Original Recordings 1926 - 1931, Naxos Jazz Legends, 8.120614; Tr. 9 (2.54)

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    Joe Venuti Running Ragged

    Composer: Hayton, Venuti, Lang, Trumbauer Performers: Frank Trumbauer, C-melody sax, bassoon; Eddie Lang, g; Joe Venuti, vn; Lennie Hayton, p. October 1929

    Joe Venuti Original Recordings 1926 - 1931, Naxos Jazz Legends, 8.120614; Tr. 16 (3.05)

  • Image for Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson

    Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson Blue Guitars

    Composer: Lang Performers: Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson, g. December 1931

    Blues in my Fingers, Indigo, IGOCD2009 (1); Tr.16 (3.10)

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    Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson Hot Fingers

    Composer: Dunn, Johnson Performers: Eddie Lang, Lonnie Johnson, g. October 1929

    Blue Guitars, Parlophone, PMC 7019. S1/1 (3.00)

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    Eddie Lang A Little Love, A Little Kiss

    Composer: Silesu (Un peu d’amour) arr. Lang Performers: Eddie Lang, g. May 1927

    Blue Guitar, Parlophone, PMC 7019; S1/5 (3.00)

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    Jack Teagarden Beale Street Blues

    Composer: Handy Performers: Charlie Teagarden, t; Jack Teagarden, v, tb; Benny Goodman, cl; Joe Venuti, vn; Frank Signorelli, p; Eddie Lang, g; Ward Lay, b; Neil Marshall, d. October 1931

    Makin’ Friends 1928 - 1938, Avid, AMSC 765. Tr.8 (3.16)

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    Jack Teagarden Farewell Blues

    Composer: Mares, Schoebel Performers: Charlie Teagarden, t; Jack Teagarden, tb; Benny Goodman, cl; Joe Venuti, vn; Frank Signorelli, p; Eddie Lang, g; Ward Lay, b; Neil Marshall, d. October 1931

    Makin’ Friends 1928 - 1938, Avid, AMSC 765. Tr.7 (2.53)

  • Image for Joe Venuti and Earl Hines

    Joe Venuti and Earl Hines She's Funny that Way

    Composer: Whiting, Moret Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Earl Hines, p. October 1975

    Hot Sonatas, Chiaroscuro, CRD145 (1); TR. 2 (5.34)

  • Image for Joe Venuti & Zoot Sims

    Joe Venuti & Zoot Sims I Got Rhythm

    Composer: G & I Gershwin Performers: Joe Venuti, vn; Zoot Sims sax; Dick Hyman p; Bucky Pizzarelli,g; Cliff Leeman, d. November 1974

    Joe Venuti and Zoot Sims, Vogue, VJD 523/B; S4/6 (3.35)

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