The Charlie Christian Collection: 1939-1941

The Charlie Christian Collection: 1939-1941

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Charlie Christian's recording career was woefully brief, lasting just a little over two years, cut short by his death from tuberculosis when he was only 25 years old, but during that time, most of it spent with the Benny Goodman Sextet, he completely invented the use of guitar in the modern jazz age. One of the first guitarists to amplify his instrument, Christian's single-string lead runs had all the swing and bounce of a saxophonist, and he thus single-handedly brought the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the front line. This two-disc set surveys the guitarist's brief but influential recording career, beginning in 1939 and ending in 1941.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/01/2013
Label: Fabulous
UPC: 0824046035228
catalogNumber: 352

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charlie Christian   Primary Artist,Guitar,Electric Guitar
Fred Astaire   Vocals
Earl Bostic   Alto Saxophone
Henry "Red" Allen   Trumpet
Count Basie   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Benny Goodman   Clarinet
Lionel Hampton   Vocals,Vibes
Jo Jones   Drums
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Lester Young   Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona   Alto Saxophone
Billy Butterfield   Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri   Piano
Edmond Hall   Clarinet
Lou McGarity   Trombone
Helen Forrest   Vocals
Israel Crosby   Bass
Walter Page   Bass
Georgie Auld   Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein   Bass
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Kenny Clarke   Drums
Cutty Cutshall   Trombone
Nick Fatool   Drums
Nick Fenton   Bass
Fletcher Henderson   Piano
Irving Goodman   Trumpet
Chris Griffin   Trumpet
Clyde Hart   Piano
J.C. Heard   Drums
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Gene Kinsey   Alto Saxophone
Meade "Lux" Lewis   Celeste
Jimmy Maxwell   Trumpet
Pete Mondello   Tenor Saxophone
Robinson   Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder   Baritone Saxophone
Dave Tough   Drums
Walter Yost   Bass
Alec FILA   Trumpet
Harry Jaeger   Drums
Skippy Martin   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Kenny Kersey   Piano

Technical Credits

Fred Astaire   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Benny Goodman   Composer
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Harold Arlen   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Gladys Shelley   Composer
Mundy   Composer

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