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Joe Venuti

vn, 1903-1978 US, Philadelphia
Musician of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. Giuseppe Venuti

Giuseppe "Joe" Venuti (possibly September 16, 1903 – August 14, 1978) was an Italian-American jazz musician and pioneer jazz violinist.Considered the father of jazz violin,[citation needed] he pioneered the use of string instruments in jazz along with the guitarist Eddie Lang, a childhood friend of his. Through the 1920s and early 1930s, Venuti and Lang made many recordings, as leader and as featured soloists. He and Lang became so well known for their 'hot' violin and guitar solos that on many commercial dance recordings they were hired to do 12- or 24-bar duos towards the end of otherwise stock dance arrangements. In 1926, Venuti and Lang started recording for the OKeh label as a duet (after a solitary duet issued on Columbia), followed by "Blue Four" combinations, which are considered m

        
Instruments
  • Violin
  • Bass
  • Acoustic guitar
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Doin' the Uptown Lowdown (Jive Me Remix) on Electro Swing 8 by Bart&Baker: The Best Electronic Jazz Swing Music Selection by Various Artists
Goin' Places on Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Columbia and Okeh Sessions, Vol. 1 by Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
After You've Gone on Pickin' My Way - The Best Of by Eddie Lang
Stringin' the Blues - Remastered on Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti by Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Wild Cat on Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Columbia and Okeh Sessions, Vol. 1 by Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
Stringin' the Blues (Live) - Remastered on Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti by Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Beale Street Blues on Pickin' My Way - The Best Of by Eddie Lang
Black and Blue Bottom on Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang Columbia and Okeh Sessions, Vol. 1 by Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
A Good Man is Hard to Find on Really the Blues?: A Blues History, Vol. 1 by Various Artists, James Reese Europe & Paul Whiteman
Raggin' The Scale on Violin Jazz 1927 To 1934 by Joe Venuti

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Electric Joe!Joe Venuti2016Album
The John R T Davies Collection (Volume 1: Jazz Classics)Louis Prima, Ted Lewis, Joe Venuti, George Wettling2007Compil.
The New York Sessions 1926-1935Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti2003Compil.
Original Recordings 1926 - 1931Joe Venuti2002Compil.
The Big bands Of Joe Venuti Volume 2. 1930-1933Joe Venuti2002Compil.
The Best Of Joe VenutiJoe Venuti2001Compil.
The Incredible Joe VenutiJoe Venuti2001Album
At The Jazz Band BallBix Beiderbecke With Frankie Trumbauer, Benny Goodman, Adrian Rollini, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy Dorsey, Don Murray, Eddie Lang, Miff Mole, Joe Venuti1999Compil.
The Best Of Jazz ViolinJoe Venuti, Stéphane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty1998Compil.
ViolinologyJoe Venuti1995Compil.
15 Jazz Classics With His Jazz ComboJoe Venuti1995Album
Great Original Performances 1926-1933Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti1994Compil.
Joe Venuti & Eddie LangJoe Venuti & Eddie Lang1991Compil.
Chamber JazzEddie Lang e Joe Venuti1991Compil.
Fiddlesticks (Recordings 1931-1939)Joe Venuti1990Compil.
The Incredible Joe VenutiJoe Venuti1988Album
Great Original Performances 1926-1933Joe Venuti, Eddie Lang1987Compil.
Great Original Performances 1926-1933Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti1987Compil.
The Big bands Of Joe Venuti Volume 1. 1928-1930Joe Venuti1987Compil.
The Uncollected 1949 Vol. 2Kay Starr, Les Paul, Joe Venuti, Billy Butterfield1986Album
Doin' ThingsJoe Venuti1984Compil.
The Greatest Recordings Of The Big Band EraIsham Jones / Teddy Powell / Joe Venuti / Teddy Wilson1984Compil.
Stringin' The BluesJoe Venuti1981Compil.
Hot Swing Fiddler - Radio Jazz Violin ClassicsJoe Venuti1981Album
Joe Venuti And The Blue FiveJoe Venuti1979Album
Joe In Chicago, 1978Joe Venuti1979Album
1927 To 1934 Violin JazzJoe Venuti1979Compil.
Never Before... Never AgainJoe Venuti ― Tony Romano1979Album
Joe VenutiJoe Venuti1979Compil.
Live At Concord '77Ross Tompkins, Joe Venuti, Ray Brown, Scott Hamilton, Jake Hanna1978Album
Joe & JoeJoe Venuti Meets Joe Albany1977Album
Live At The Concord Summer FestivalJoe Venuti, George Barnes1977Album
Sliding ByJoe Venuti With Dick Hyman & Bucky Pizzarelli1977Album
Hooray For Joe!Joe Venuti1977Album
Alone At The PalaceJoe Venuti And Dave McKenna1977Album
Hot SonatasJoe Venuti & Earl Hines1976Album
Happy Feet (A Tribute To Paul Whiteman)New England Conservatory Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Gunther Schuller, Joe Venuti1976Album
Joe & ZootJoe Venuti And Zoot Sims1976Compil.
Fine & DandyJoe Venuti1976Album
Nothing But Notes 1931 - 1939Joe Venuti1975Compil.
NightwingsBucky Pizzarelli With Joe Venuti1975Album
The Dinah Shore - Bing Crosby ShowsDinah Shore / Bing Crosby featuring Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole, Joe Venuti1975Compil.
GemsJoe Venuti And George Barnes1975Album
Joe Venuti And Zoot SimsJoe Venuti And Zoot Sims1975Album
Joe Albany & Joe VenutiJoe Albany & Joe Venuti1974Album
Welcome Joe!Joe Venuti With Lino Patruno1974Album
Joe & ZootJoe Venuti and Zoot Sims1974Album
...The Daddy Of The ViolinJoe Venuti1973Album
ViolinologyJoe Venuti1972Compil.
Joe Venuti In Milan With Lino Patruno & His FriendsJoe Venuti With Lino Patruno1971Album
Venuti-Lang (1927-8)Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang1970Compil.
Venupelli BluesStéphane Grappelli - Joe Venuti1970Album
Popi / Little Green ApplesJoe Venuti1970Single
Once More With FeelingJoe Venuti1969Album
That's AllAnnette Hanshaw / Joe Venuti / Eddie Lang / Adrian Rollini / Vic Berton1965Compil.
Plays GershwinJoe Venuti1960Album
SwingJoe Venuti Con Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra1957Single
Fiddle On FireJoe Venuti Accompanied By Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra1957Single
Hi-Fi Lootin'Joe Venuti And Louis Prima1957Album
The Red Nichols StoryRed Nichols And His Five Pennies Featuring: Benny Goodman • Glenn Miller • Gene Krupa • Jack Teagarden • Eddie Lang • Joe Venuti • Miff Mole • Jimmy Dorsey • Pee Wee Russell • Eddie Condon • Joe Sullivan1956Compil.
Fiddle On FireJoe Venuti1956Album
The Worlds Greatest Jazz Violinest And His Fiddle On FireJoe Venuti, Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra1955Single
Joe Venuti and Eddie LangJoe Venuti And Eddie Lang1955Compil.
The Collector Series Of Standard Popular MusicJoe Venuti, Robert Maxwell1951Album
The Immortal Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Joe Venuti, Barney Bigard, Earl Hines, Red Nichols, Eddie Condon1951Compil.
The Hot Canary / Flat TortillasJoe Venuti1949Album
Filigree / Star DustJoe Venuti1949Album
Kreutzer No. 27 / Loose Bow BoogieJoe Venuti, Dr. Kolline1948Album
The Kerry Dance / The Garden Where The Praties GrowJimmy Nolan, Joe Venuti1948Album
Body And Soul / Tea For TwoJoe Venuti1947Album
Stringing The Blues / Black And Blue BottomJoe Venuti And Eddie Lang1944Album
Tea Time / Romantic JoeJoe Venuti's Blue Four / Joe Venuti1936Album
There'll Be Some Changes Made / Syncopated Melody ManRed McKenzie & His Music Box With Joe Venuti And Eddie Lang1928Album
Doin' Things / Goin' PlacesJoe Venuti & Eddie Lang1927Album
Joe Venuti Plays Jerome KernJoe VenutiAlbum
Joe Venuti With Russ Morgan At The PianoJoe Venuti, Russ MorganAlbum
Who Killed'er? / Small FryJoe VenutiAlbum
Here Is Joe Venuti In Italy At His Rare Of All Rarest Peformances Vol. 1Joe VenutiAlbum
New York Jazz Vol.1Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra Featuring Tommy Dorsey & Jimmy Dorsey, Bix Beiderbecke, Joe VenutiSingle
Jazz At The Top - Remembering Box BeiderbeckeJimmy McPartland, Marian McPartland, Joe VenutiAlbum
The Maestro And FriendJoe Venuti & Marian McPartlandAlbum
SummertimeJoe VenutiAlbum
Hell's Bells & HallelujahJoe Venuti, Eddie Lang & Adrian RolliniCompil.
Joe Venuti And Adrian Rollini 1933-1939Joe Venuti, Adrian RolliniCompil.
Joe Venuti And His Violin With Tony Romano Playing Eddie Long's GuitarJoe Venuti With Tony RomanoAlbum
Skeleton At Midnight (Danse Macabre) / It Ain't Necessarily SoJoe Venuti, Robert Maxwell, Jimmy BriggsSingle
Pretty TrixJoe VenutiCompil.
World's Greatest ViolinistJoe VenutiCompil.
Interpreta George Gershwin & Jerome KernJoe VenutiAlbum
Midnight In Monte CarloJoe Venuti, Paul Whiteman And His OrchestraSingle
Alexander's Ragtime Band / Zone 28Joe Venuti, Bobby Maxwell With Jimmy Briggs And The Joe Venuti RhythmistsAlbum
Melancholy Baby / KaravanJoe Venuti, Robert MaxwellAlbum
Good Enough To KeepCharlie Christian / Joe Venuti / Eddie LangCompil.
Auf Wiedersehen, My Dear / LouiseJohn Laurenz, Joe VenutiAlbum
The Dutch Swing College Band Meets Joe VenutiThe Dutch Swing College Band And Joe VenutiAlbum
That's Jazz Vol. 1Johnny Dodds, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Joe Venuti, Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongCompil.
Joe Venuti And His Violin / Italy's Two Greatest AccodionistsJoe Venuti, Wolmer Beltrami, Francesco FerrariCompil.
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