Nat Gonella (1908-1998)
Last updated: 04.11.18
p_gonellan.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Nat Gonella was an English, jazz trumpeter, bandleader and vocalist.
He played in several bands during the 1920s and 1930s, including Archie Pitt's Busby Boy's Band, Bob Bryden's Louisville Band, Billy Cotton's Band, and worked with musicians Roy Fox and Lew Stone, before forming his own band, The Georgians, in 1935.
Personal remarks:
I had the pleasure of experiencing him live somewhere around Portsmouth in the early 1960s. Some 40 years later I was at a jazz club in London when I mentioned to the trumpeter of the group I was listening to that I had seen Nat all those years ago. He became animated when telling me that he too had performed him. I thereupon requested that he would play Wild Cat Blues (1923) (my absolute favourite). Unfortunately, although willing, his bandleader declined. 
Websites:
url15.gif Nat Gonella Biography by wikipedia.org.  
url15.gif Nat Gonella Biography by Big Red Book  

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book15.gif  book15.gif   Nat Gonella: A Life in Jazz Ron Brown/Digby Fairweather flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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cd15.gif  Hot Lips   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif  The Nat Gonella Collection 1930-62   flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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youtube15.jpg Nat Gonella - Oh Monah (3:11)
youtube15.jpg Nat Gonella and his Georgians - 1930's footage (2:54)
youtube15.jpg Nat Gonella and His Georgians - Georgia On My Mind 1934 (3:10)