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Good question.  A lot of pop bandleaders and orchestra leaders were trained
as violinists first.  Good e.g., Xavier Cugat.

Best,
John Haley

On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 1:22 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> By the way, potential ARSC Journal article -- was Venuti really the
> pioneer of using a violin in jazz music? His first recording was in 1926, a
> good bit after jazz music had bubbled up in New Orleans. Fiddle players
> were all over the south, so did someone else put a fiddle with jazz music
> earlier? And record it?
>
> -- Tom Fine
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]
> >
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 11:34 AM
>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A Labor of Love
>
>
>  Dave,
>>
>> Dumb question I asked about the Mosaic box, it's right there in your
>> references!
>>
>> Good job, very thorough. You got the Grand Award recordings, which were
>> made at Fine Sound. The Whiteman Orchestra reunion album is really neat. I
>> can't understand why there was no interest in reissuing it back when MCA
>> was dipping into the Kapp, GA and Command catalogs occasionally, in the
>> early CD days. A reissue now would be a low-quality dub from an LP because
>> the master tape likely burned up on the Hollywood film lot a few years ago.
>>
>> I like your introduction, too. Venuti is somewhat forgotten today,
>> compared to Stephane Grappelli.
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Lewis" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2015 11:02 AM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] A Labor of Love
>>
>>
>>  Indeed, that was a major part of the challenge. The Wikipedia guidelines
>>> to
>>> do not make easy, or even permit, traditional discography. I suspect that
>>> is as the guidelines were developed
>>> by users who have a skewed idea of what a discography is, or no idea of
>>> the
>>> real thing. So I wanted to see just how close I could get to "real"
>>> within
>>> their guidelines.
>>>
>>> thank you,
>>>
>>> Dave Lewis
>>> Hamiton, OH
>>>
>>> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 10:33 AM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>
>>>  Good work, Dave!  And it's great that you included a real discography.
>>>>
>>>> Best,
>>>> John Haley
>>>>
>>>> On Sat, May 2, 2015 at 9:59 AM, David Lewis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > I started this page June 28, 2011. Today I finally got it into the
>>>> > formatting that Wikipedia expects for discographies. I don't
>>>> personally
>>>> own
>>>> > more than a couple of Joe Venuti records, but I wanted to know what
>>>> was
>>>> out
>>>> > there, hence the interest. I like it, as it is constructed for use in
>>>> the
>>>> > field, though Wikipedia took down my cover image as it bore an
>>>> (expired)
>>>> > copyright notice on the cover art. I'll have to find other images to
>>>> use.
>>>> >
>>>> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Venuti_discography
>>>> >
>>>> > Enjoy!
>>>> >
>>>> > David N. Lewis
>>>> > Hamiton, OH
>>>> >
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>