The New York Sessions 1926-1935

The New York Sessions 1926-1935

by Eddie LangEddie Lang


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2003
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065901622
catalogNumber: 916
Rank: 128520


Disc 1

  1. Black and Blue Bottom
  2. Stringin' the Blues
  3. Stringin' the Blues
  4. Wild Cat
  5. Sunshine
  6. Eddie's Twister
  7. April Kisses
  8. Doin' Things
  9. Goin' Places
  10. Prelude
  11. A Little Love, A Little Kiss
  12. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  13. My Syncopated Melody Man
  14. I'm Somebody's Somebody Now
  15. I Like What You Like
  16. Ain't That a Grand and Glorious Feeling?
  17. Who-Oo? You-Oo, That's Who!
  18. Under the Moon
  19. Kickin' the Cat
  20. Beatin' the Dog
  21. Cheese and Crackers
  22. A Mug of Ale
  23. Wringin' and Twistin'
  24. Melody Man's Dream
  25. Perfect

Disc 2

  1. Penn Beach Blues
  2. Four String Joe
  3. Dinah
  4. The Wild Dog
  5. Rainbow Dreams
  6. Add a Little Wiggle
  7. My Baby Came Home
  8. From Monday On
  9. The Man from the South (With a Big Cigar in His Mouth)
  10. Pretty Trix
  11. Doin' Things
  12. Wild Cat
  13. My Handy Man
  14. Organ Grinder's Blues
  15. Good Little, Bad Little You
  16. Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time)
  17. The Blue Room
  18. Sensation
  19. I'll Never Be the Same
  20. How Long, How Long Blues
  21. Deck Hand Blues
  22. Church Street Sobbin' Blues
  23. There'll Be Some Changes Made
  24. Wild Geese Blues
  25. How Much Can I Stand?

Disc 3

  1. Work Ox Blues
  2. The Risin' Sun
  3. Two Tone Stomp
  4. Have to Change Keys (To Play These Blues)
  5. Tell Me Woman Blues
  6. 'Frisco Bound Blues
  7. St. Louis Fair Blues
  8. I Am Calling Blues
  9. In the Bottle Blues
  10. Whatya Want Me to Do?
  11. My Honey's Lovin' Arms
  12. Goin' Home
  13. Jet Black Blues
  14. Blue Blood Blues
  15. Guitar Blues
  16. A Handful of Riffs
  17. Blue Guitars
  18. Bull Frog Moan
  19. Deep Minor Rhythm
  20. Midnight Call Blues
  21. Hot Fingers
  22. Blue Room
  23. Running Ragged
  24. Apple Blossom

Disc 4

  1. Raggin' the Scale
  2. Put and Take
  3. The Wild Dog
  4. Really Blue
  5. I've Found a New Baby
  6. Sweet Sue, Just You
  7. Pardon Me Pretty Baby
  8. Little Girl
  9. Little Buttercup
  10. Tempo de Modernage
  11. There's No Other Girl
  12. Now That I Need You You're Gone
  13. The Wolf Wobble
  14. To to Blues
  15. Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania, Pt. 1
  16. Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania, Pt. 2
  17. Fit as a Fiddle
  18. Baby
  19. Raggin' the Scale
  20. Hey! Young Fella
  21. Jig Saw Puzzle Blues
  22. Pink Elephants
  23. Red Velvet
  24. Black Satin
  25. Venuti's Pagliacci No. 2

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
Alexander Scriabin   Composer
Mickey Newbury   Composer
Ian Tyson   Composer
Bing Crosby   Composer
Bryan Ferry   Composer
Prince   Composer
Eubie Blake   Composer
Eddie Lang   Composer
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
George Shearing   Composer
Joe Venuti   Composer
Fats Waller   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
Astro   Composer
Harry Barris   Composer
Rube Bloom   Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
James "Jimmy" Brown   Composer
Robin Campbell   Composer
Larry Dunn   Composer
Earl Falconer   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Norman Hassan   Composer
Lennie Hayton   Composer
Matt Hyde   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Raymond Klages   Composer
Morgan   Composer
Jack Palmer   Composer
Vincent Rose   Composer
Herman Ruby   Composer
Nat Shilkret   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Brian Travers   Composer
Michael Virtue   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
Jeff Krassner   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Ali Campbell   Composer
Hoffman   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
Goodhart   Composer
Francis Henry   Composer
W. Benton Overstreet   Composer
Drew Kent   Liner Notes
Billy Rose   Composer
Billy Higgins   Composer
Leo Silesu   Composer
Jack Meskill   Composer

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