Eddie Lang The New York Sessions 1926-1935 (4-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (4 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: August 12, 2003
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Black and Blue Bottom
  • 2.Stringing the Blues
  • 3.String 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 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

Tracks on 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
  • 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.Jeaninne 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?

Tracks on 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.What Ya 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
  • 21.Hot Fingers
  • 22.Blue Room
  • 23.Runnin' Ragged
  • 24.Apple Blossom

Tracks on 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.Toto Blues
  • 15.Pickin' My Way Guitar Mania Pt. 1
  • 16.Feeling My Way Guitar Mania Pt. 2
  • 17.Fit as a Fiddle
  • 18.Baby
  • 19.Raggin' the Scale
  • 20.Hey Young Fella
  • 21.Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
  • 22.Pink Elephants
  • 23.Red Velvet
  • 24.Black Satin
  • 25.Venuti's Pagliacci #2

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Eddie Lang (guitar); Joe Venuti (violin); Texas Alexnader (vocals); Frankie Traumbauer (C-melody saxophone); Bix Beiderbecke (cornet, piano); King Oliver (trumpet); Clarence Williams (piano); Lonnie Johnson (guitar).
Recorded between 1926 & 1935.
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. ~ John Bush
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