He never forgot his italian origins, (he liked to say that he was born aboard a ship when his parents emigrated from Italy, also if he was born in Philadelphia), and in last years of his life he played different times in Italy meeting some italian jazz players. The following concert was performed in Turin at Teatro Erba, on March 26, 1971 by an italo-american quartet with the philadelphian jazz pianist Lou Stein (1922-2002) and the italians Marco Ratti (1932-2007): bass and Gil Cuppini (1924-1996): drums. The tapes of this concert were preserved by Venuti's family for years. Many years after they were issued in the 100 LP collection I Giganti del Jazz by italian publisher Curcio and till now never reissued.
"The Wild Heart" is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Stevie Nicks. Recording began in late 1982, shortly after the end of Fleetwood Mac's Mirage Tour. After the death of her best friend, Robin Anderson, and with new appreciation for her life and career, the recording took only a few months and was released on June 10, 1983, a year after Fleetwood Mac's Mirage. It peaked at #5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts (for seven consecutive weeks) and achieved platinum status on September 12, 1983. The album has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone, and has sold approximately 250,000 copies in the US since 1991 according to Nielsen Soundscan.
You’d think that these long-lost, pre-debut, pre-Woodstock studio jams (rehearsals, demos, auditions… whatever they actually are) would be a much bigger deal in musical archeology circles. Recorded at Pacific Studios in 1968, and featuring Carlos Santana, Michael Shrieve, Gregg Rolie, David Brown, Michael Carabello and Chepito Areas, these sizzling live-in-the-studio jams are probably what helped the band get signed and sound much like a lost album that never was. Fact is, however, these tapes have already been issued… a hundred different times, via a slew of cheapie, one-off labels and dozens of different titles (usually Acapulco Sunrise). Apparently someone besides CBS acquired the rights to these tapes decades ago and has licensed them to anyone, anywhere at any time. That’s… if they’re even licensed at all.