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Joe Venuti’s mother once posed the question about her son, “How could anyone act like a devil and play like an angel?” It was a paradox that would test all got close to Venuti throughout his life. Mike Peters, musician and historian, wrote in the liner notes of the Mosaic Records’,┬áThe Classic Columbia and Okeh […]

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It is approximately 8:00 p.m. on Broadway in the bustling metropolis of New York City. The year is 1926 . . . or is it 1946? No one knows for sure. As theater patrons hustle to their evening’s entertainment, dozens of men dressed in tuxedos, carrying instrument caes larger than themselves, begin to assemble on […]

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