24 November, 2018

Nat Gonella - The Nat Gonella Collection 1930-62 (2018)


Genre: Jazz | Total Time: 4:55:00 | Size: 643.96 MB | MP3 320 kbps
 
Tracklist:
CD 1
01. Billy Cotton & His Band - New Tiger Rag
02. Roy Fox & His Band - Oh Monah
03. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
04. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - I Heard
05. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Rockin’ Chair
06. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - When You’re Smiling
07. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Sing (It’s Good For Ya)
08. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - That’s My Home
09. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Stormy Weather
10. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Nobody's Sweetheart
11. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Georgia On My Mind
12. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Sweet Sue, Just You
13. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Moon Country
14. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Troublesome Trumpet
15. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - Carolina
16. Nat Gonella and His Trumpet - I Can't Dance
17. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - E-Flat Blues
18. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Georgia's Georgeous Gal
19. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Basin Street Blues
20. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - I'm Gonna Wash My Hands Of You
21. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Mr Rhythm Man
22. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Stardust
23. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Down At Uncle Bill's
24. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Rhythm Is Our Business
25. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Breakin' The Ice

CD 2
01. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Nagasaki
02. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Tiger Rag
03. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Wabash Blues
04. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Jig Time
05. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Black Coffee
06. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Strange Blues
07. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Ghost Of Dinah Lee
08. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Chicago
09. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - I Want To Be Happy
10. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - The Music Goes Round And Round
11. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Singin' The Blues
12. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Just A Crazy Song!
13. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Woe Is Me
14. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Mama Don't Allow
15. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Bugle Call Rag
16. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Trumpetuous
17. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Crazy Valves
18. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - I've Got A Wonderful Feeling
19. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Cocktail Swing
20. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Swing Swing Dotter Min
21. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Lady Be Good/Little Old Lady
22. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Georgia On My Mind
23. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - He Ain't Got Rhythm
24. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - All God's Chillun Got Rhythm

CD 3
01. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - I Can't Dance
02. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - I'd Like To See Samoa Of Samoa!
03. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Jubilee
04. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Blue Drag
05. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight
06. Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Music Maestro Please
07. Nat Gonella With John Kirby's Orchestra - You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
08. Nat Gonella With John Kirby's Orchestra - Jeepers Creepers
09. Nat Gonella With John Kirby's Orchestra - Just A Kid Named Joe
10. Nat Gonella With John Kirby's Orchestra - I Must See Annie Tonight
11. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Nobody’s Baby
12. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - The Man Who Comes Around
13. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Georgia On My Mind
14. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - If You Were The Only Girl In The World
15. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Vox Poppin'
16. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Oh Susannah
17. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - The Sheik Of Araby
18. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Sunrise Serenade
19. Nat Gonella Presents Johnny Claes And His Clay Pigeons - Stompin' At The Savoy
20. Nat Gonella Presents Johnny Claes And His Clay Pigeons - How Am I To Know
21. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Playhouse Party
22. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Gnat Jump
23. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Let Him Go, Let Him Tarry
24. Nat Gonella And His New Georgians - Shoo-Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy

CD 4
01. Nat Gonella & The Georgia Jazz Band - All Of Me
02. Nat Gonella & His Strong Arm Men - You Rascal You
03. Nat Gonella & His Strong Arm Men - Satchmo Blues
04. Nat Gonella & His Strong Arm Men - Jeepers Creepers
05. Nat Gonella & His Strong Arm Men - When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
06. Nat Gonella & The Georgia Jazz Band - Runnin' Wild
07. Nat Gonella & The Georgia Jazz Band - Slow Boat To China
08. Nat Gonella & The Georgia Jazz Band - Struttin’ With Some Barbecue
09. Nat Gonella and His Band - Georgia On My Mind
10. Nat Gonella and His Band - Wild Man Blues
11. Nat Gonella and His Band - Bessie Couldn't Help It
12. Nat Gonella and His Band - Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch Today)
13. Nat Gonella and His Band - Them There Eyes
14. Nat Gonella and His Band - Oh Mo'nah
15. Nat Gonella and His Band - Nagasaki
16. Nat Gonella and His Band - Honeysuckle Rose
17. Nat Gonella and His Band - Just A Kid Named Joe
18. Nat Gonella and His Band - Ain't Misbehavin'
19. Nat Gonella and His Band - Stompin' At The Savoy
20. Nat Gonella and His Band - It's A Pair Of Wings For Me
21. Nat Gonella and His Band - Don't Get Around Much Anymore
22. Nat Gonella and His Band - Five Minutes More
23. Doug Richford's London Jazzmen - Yip-Addy-Ay!

Inspired by Louis Armstrong, Nat Gonella in the 1930s could be considered the Wingy Manone or Louis Prima of England. He started off playing in the jazz-oriented dance bands of Billy Cotton, Roy Fox, Ray Noble, and Lew Stone from 1929 to 1934 before leading his own band, the Georgians, named thus because his version of "Georgia on My Mind" was popular. Although he visited and played in the U.S. in 1939, Gonella chose to stay in England where he made many records during 1932-1942, a few in the mid-'40s, and then became less prominent. In 1958, he formed the New Georgia Jazz Band (which recorded frequently during the next three years) and he remained an active and popular figure into the late '70s, dying in 1998. Nat Gonella's recordings are worth investigating by swing and Dixieland fans.

Trumpeter and bandleader Nat Gonella was the first real star of British jazz, beginning his career with the bands of Billy Cotton, Roy Fox, Lew Stone and Ray Noble in the early 30s before forming his own touring band ‘The Georgians’ in April 1935. Playing in the style of Louis Armstrong, he became a headlining concert attraction in the UK, recording two singles a month after he signed to EMI’s Parlophone label in 1935. In 1939 he was one of the first British jazzmen to visit the USA, where he recorded and performed with major names of the era. He subsequently led his big band, the ‘New Georgians’, through much of the 1940s and when traditional jazz experienced a boom in popularity during the later 1950s formed his ‘Georgia Jazz Band’, participating in the music’s new-found popularity as one of its elder statesmen until 1963. In later years he continued performing in Britain and Europe until his death in 1998. This great-value 96-track 4-CD set, marking the 20th anniversary of his untimely death (as well as the 110th anniversary of his birth), has been compiled to provide the first comprehensive overview of the first three decades of his career. It has been researched by celebrated British jazz cornetist and writer Digby Fairweather, who has written the 12,000-word booklet to annotate the anthology. The collection includes recordings with Billy Cotton, Roy Fox, all of Gonella’s principal recordings (both solo and with his Georgians and New Georgians), rare broadcast materials and long-unheard reissues of later 1950s sessions by his Strong Arm Men, Georgia Jazz Band, Doug Richford’s London Jazzmen and his full (and long-deleted) ‘Autobiography’ album ‘The Nat Gonella Story’ from 1961. It provides a thoroughly entertaining showcase for one of the great personalities of British jazz who was one of the true pioneers of the genre on this side of the pond.
 

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