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Charlie Christian

The Genius Of The Electric Guitar - Charlie Christian

The Genius of Charlie ChristianThis album featured Charlie's greatest recordings  These recordings have been listened to, analysed and copied by almost every succeeding Jazz guitarist since. Wes Montgomery learn't Charlie's Solos note for note and at his first gigs played them note for note.

bulletBorn Bonham, Texas July 29, 1916
bulletGrew Up in Oklahaoma City
bulletFollowing audition on August 16, 1939, joined Benny Goodman's band
bulletCharlie Christian raised the electric guitar from novelty to prominence in Jazz
bulletMost of the material we have from Christian was recorded from that time up until his death.
bulletIn 1941, he came down with tuberculosis and died the next year at a mere 25 years of age.

Check Out these web sites for more information on Charlie Christian

bulletGary Hansen's Charlie Christian site
bulletDavid Ogborn's Charlie Christian Page
bulletAlexis Rahal's Charlie Christian Page
bulletCharlie Christian!
bulletGuitar Masters: Charlie Christian
Charlie Christian by Peter Broadbent

Charlie Christian book by Peter Broadbent This book gives a complete biography, discography, with photos of Charlie Christians' life and times.


Get The Charlie Christian VideoSolo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian (1996)

This video traces his life and music, from his legendary tenure with the Benny Goodman sextet to his contributions to bebop. Lots of photos and excerpts about his life and playing with the Benny Goodman Band.

Freddie Green

The Complete Atomic Basie - Count Basie

cover Freddie Greene's guitar playing provided the backbone to the legendary rhythm section for the Count Basie band that included Basie, Walter Page on bass, Papa Jo Jones on drums and Green on guitar. The unit's legendary swing and groove provided the foundation on which the orchestra was able to develop its unique big band sound. Green also distinguished himself with the band as a composer. His composition Corner Pocket was a staple in the Basie band's repertoire. Here he featured in the Basie band, on this excellent roasting CD.

 

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