Venuti possibly?

by Nick Dellow

Listen to Joe Venuti in the Blue Four's version of the number, at 1.03 in the following. It's not exactly the same phrase, but it's a similar idea:-

I've heard Venuti play this phrase somewhere else, but can't remember where off the top of my head!

Venuti's phrase also reminds me of the main theme of Sid Phillips' composition "Champagne Cocktail", recorded by the Ambrose Orchestra in 1936. I think the phrase may originate in an old Yiddish tune, but I don't know the name of that off the top of my head either!

OK, I agree I've landed up a long way away from that Hawkins' break!

Posted on Oct 26, 2017, 10:22 AM

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