Magazine article IAJRC Journal

First Star of the Electric Guitar

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

First Star of the Electric Guitar

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Charlie Christian Live

First Star Of The Electric Guitar

Mr. Music MMCD 7040

Benny Goodman (cl) Lionel Hampton (vbs) Teddy Wilson (p) Buddy Schutz (d) with guests Leonard Ware (g) Al Hall (b). NYC, January 10, 1939

Track 1 - Umbrella Man

Benny Goodman (cl) George Rose (g) Artie Bernstein (b) Lionel Hampton (brushes on suitcase). St Louis, MO, May 9, 1939

Track 2 - Oh! Lady Be Good

Same as above except add Jess Stacy (p)

Track 3 - Old Fashioned Love

Same as above except omit Stacy - Cleveland, OH - May 16, 1939

Track 4 - Sheik Of Araby

Benny Goodman (cl) Lionel Hampton (vbs) Fletcher Henderson (p) Charlie Christian (el-g) Artie Bernstein (b) Nick Fatool (d) NYC-September 9, 1939

Track 5 - Flying Home

Same personnel - Carnegie Hall, NYC - October 6, 1939

Tracks 6/7 - Flying Home/Stardust

Same personnel - NYC - October 14, 1939

Track 8 - AC-DC Current

Same personnel except add Louis Armstrong (tp, vcl) - NYC - October 14, 1939

Track 9 - Ain't Misbehavin'

Same personnel except omit Louis Armstrong - NYC - October 28, 1939

Track 10 - Rose Room

Same personnel - NYC - November 4, 1939

Track 11 - Shivers

Same personnel - NYC - November 18, 1939

Track 12 - South Of The Border

Same personnel - NYC - December 2, 1939

Track 13 - Seven Come Eleven

Same personnel except Johnny Guarnieri (p) replaces Henderson - NYC - December 16, 1939

Track 14 - Dinah

Same personnel except Fletcher Henderson (p) replaces Guarnieri - Spirituals To Swing Concert, Carnegie Hall, NYC - December 24, 1939

Track 15 - Memories Of You

Same concert but Charlie Christian (el-g) guests with Count Basie Orchestra featuring Lester Young (ts) and Harry "Sweets" Edison (tp)

Track 16 - Honeysuckle Rose

Same personnel as track 14 - NYC - December 31, 1939

Track 17 - Till Tom Special

Same personnel - Los Angeles, CA - March 12, 1940

Track 18 - Sheik Of Araby

Same personnel - San Francisco, CA - June 4, 1940

Track 19 - Six Appeal

Same personnel - San Francisco, CA - May 28, 1940

Track 20 - Seven Comes Eleven

TT 64:40

Wayne Knight, upon sending this CD for review, said to read the notes he wrote for this issue. …

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