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Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Nat Gonella - The Jazz Side Of Nat
01.I Ain't Got Nobody - Stanley Black & his Modernists 02.Stormy Weather - with Garland Wilson (piano) 03.Nobody's Sweetheart - with Garland Wilson (piano) 04.You Rascal You - Roy Fox and his Band 05.How'm I Doin - Roy Fox and his Band 06.The Continental - Lew Stone and his Band 07.Troublesome Trumpet 08.Black Coffee 09.I Heard 10.That's My Home 11.E Flat Blues 12.Wabash Blues 13.Harlem Hokum Blues 14.Mama Don't Allow It 15.Get Hot 16.Way Down Yonder In New Orleans 17.Crazy Valves 18.Cocktail Swing 19.Bill Tell 20.Jeepers Creepers - American Allstars 21.Georgia On My Mind 22.For No Reason At All - Nat Gonella and his New Georgians 23.Seven Days Leave - Nat Gonella his New Georgians 24.Hot Malletts - Nat Gonella and his New Georgians
To be honest, the jazz side of Nat Gonella is the only side of Nat Gonella. He played jazz trumpet and sang jazz vocals in a jazz band! Strange album title aside, this is a nice overview of the man's career, from his work with the big bands to his later 'New Georgians' career in the 40's. There's some nice versions of tunes that don't appear too often on other releases (notably 'You Rascal You' & 'Mama Don't Allow It'), hence its inclusion in the ongoing Gonella-A-Go-Go that is this Blogspot!