Joe Venuti – Once More with Feeling (1969/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:36 minutes | 574 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Ovation Records
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.
1. Joe Venuti – Popi
2. Joe Venuti – Little Green Apples
3. Joe Venuti – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
4. Joe Venuti – Les Bicyclettes De Belsize
5. Joe Venuti – Windmills Of Your Mind
6. Joe Venuti – Autumn Leaves
7. Joe Venuti – I Wanna Be Happy
8. Joe Venuti – Purple Pussycat
9. Joe Venuti – Undecided
10. Joe Venuti – Four Finger Joe