Album Details

RELEASE
January 19, 1999
LABEL
ASV/Living Era
GENRES
Jazz, Swing, Dixieland, British Dance Bands, Jazz Instrument, Vocal Jazz, Trumpet Jazz

Album Review

British trumpeter Nathaniel Charles "Nat" Gonella (1908-1998) was posthumously honored in 1999 by the Living Era label with this excellent album containing 25 of his best performances recorded between 1931 and 1941. Initially a prominent member of bands led by Billy Cotton, Roy Fox, Ray Noble, and Lew Stone, his major influence was Louis Armstrong. Aside from "Oh Monah," recorded with Fox in 1931, everything heard here was originally issued under Gonella's name during his days with Decca (1932-1934), Parlophone (1934-1939), and Columbia (1940-1941). Because his first blush of popularity occurred as a result of his lovely rendition of Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia on My Mind" (recorded with Fox in 1932), Gonella called his band the Georgians, and later the New Georgians. He recorded the song at least twice as a leader; the version that closes this anthology was waxed in January 1941. Adept as a vocalist, the trumpeter is splendidly featured here with a healthy quantity of instrumentals, including "Chicago," "I Want to Be Happy," "Bugle Call Rag," and a pair of original novelties: "Crazy Valves" and "Trumpetuous."
arwulf arwulf, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Tiger Raghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Oh Monahhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. That's My Homehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Moon Countryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. Troublesome Trumpethttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Nagasakihttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Black Coffeehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Chicago [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Capri Caprice (Isle of Capri)http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. I Want to Be Happy [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Sweet Music Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. The Music Goes 'Round and Aroundhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Singin' the Blues (Till My Daddy Comes Home) [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Ride, Red, Ridehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Bugle Call Rag [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Crazy Valves [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Trumpetuous [Instrumental]http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. He Ain't Got Rhythmhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. All God's Chillun Got Rhythmhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. I Can't Dance (I've Got Ants in My Pants)http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Jubileehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Music, Maestro, Please!http://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Jeepers Creepershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Georgia on My Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/georgia-on-my-mind-single/id514911079?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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