1928 Joe Venuti recordings recreated for 1975 Jack Nicholson film
Sometimes films use the original recordings on the soundtrack and sometimes the music is recreated. Occasionally the recreated music sounds very good. One film that comes to mind is the Aviator which had music by Vince Giordiano's band. Another movie I don't see mentioned is a 1975 film called The Fortune with Jack Nicholson and Warren Beatty. I taped the soundtrack of this film on a cassette tape when it was shown on TV because on the soundtrack they had musicians recreating 1928 Joe Venuti recordings that sounded like someone wrote arrangements from the original 78's. On the soundtrack is heard:
I Must be Dreaming-Joe Venuti New Yorkers-1928. The band on the soundtrack of the film plays a very good copy of this recording. The muted trumpet at the beginning on the soundtrack sounds just like the one on the original Venuti recording.
Pretty Trix-Joe Veunti's Blue 4- 1928 -the band on the soundtrack recreates this Blue 4 recording with a real 1920's sound. Again it sounds like someone listened to the original recording and made an arrangement of it.
My Honey's Lovin' Arms-Joe Venuti Blue 4- 1928-Heard on the soundtrack with musicians recreating the original recording.
I would like to know who the musicians were on the soundtrack, I looked at IMDB and couldn't find any information there.
I looked on amazon.com to see if the movie is available on DVD but the only one I found is a PAL version from England I can't play.
Maybe some posters to the group from England would like to check out this movie. The music on the soundtrack is amazingly close to original Joe Venuti recordings from 1928. Here is a scan of my notes to my cassette tape of the soundtrack of the film I taped and a description of the film cut from a TV schedule: