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Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar [Box] *

Track List

>Flying Home [Master Take] - (take)
>Rose Room [Master Take] - (take)
>Stardust [Master Take] - (take)
>Memories of You [Master Take] - (take)
>Soft Winds [Master Take] - (take)
>Seven Come Eleven [Master Take] - (take)
>Shivers [Master Take] - (take)
>AC/DC Current [Master Take] - (take)
>I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) [Master Take] - (take)
>Till Tom Special [Master Take] - (take)
>Gone with What Wind [Master Take] - (take)
>Sheik of Araby [Master Take], The - (take)
>Untitled Tune [Master Take] - (take)
>Poor Butterfly [Master Take] - (take)
>I Surrender, Dear [Master Take] - (take)
>Boy Meets Goy (Grand Slam) [Master Take] - (take)
>These Foolish Things [Master Take] - (take)
>Flying Home - (alternate take)
>Memories of You - (alternate take)
>Soft Winds - (alternate take)
>Shivers - (alternate take)
>Gone with What Wind - (alternate take)
>Sheik of Araby, The - (alternate take)
>I Surrender, Dear - (alternate take)
>Boy Meets Goy (Grand Slam) - (alternate take)
>These Foolish Things - (alternate take)
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) [Master Take] - (take)
>Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) [Master Take] - (take)
>Ad Lib Blues [Master Take] [Improvisation] - (take)
>Wholly Cats [Master Take] - (take)
>Charlie's Dream [Master Take] - (take)
>I Never Knew [Master Take] - (take)
>Lester's Dream [Master Take] - (take)
>Wholly Cats [Master Take] - (take)
>Wholly Cats [Master Take] - (take)
>Royal Garden Blues [Master Take] - (take)
>As Long as I Live [Master Take] - (take)
>Benny's Bugle [Master Take] - (take)
>Gilly [Master Take] - (take)
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - (alternate take)
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - (alternate take)
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - (alternate take)
>Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) - (alternate take)
>Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) - (alternate take)
>Wholly Cats - (alternate take)
>Wholly Cats - (alternate take)
>Wholly Cats - (alternate take)
>Royal Garden Blues - (alternate take)
>Royal Garden Blues - (alternate take)
>As Long as I Live - (alternate take)
>Gilly - (alternate take)
>Gilly - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud [Master Take] - (take)
>I Can't Give You Anything But Love [Master Take] - (take)
>Breakfast Feud [Master Take] - (take)
>On the Alamo [Master Take] - (take)
>I Found a New Baby [Master Take] - (take)
>Gone with What Draft [Master Take] - (take)
>Smo-o-o-oth One [Master Take], A - (take)
>Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) [Master Take] - (take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>I Can't Give You Anything But Love - (alternate take)
>I Can't Give You Anything But Love - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>Breakfast Feud - (alternate take)
>I Found a New Baby - (alternate take)
>Gone with What Draft - (alternate take)
>Gone with What Draft - (alternate take)
>Smo-o-o-oth One, A - (alternate take)
>Smo-o-o-oth One, A - (alternate take)
>Air Mail Special (Good Enough to Keep) [Full Version] - (alternate take)
>All Star Strut [Master Take] - (take)
>Honeysuckle Rose [Master Take] - (take)
>Li'l Boy Love [Master Take] - (take)
>Solo Flight [Master Take] - (take)
>All Star Strut - (alternate take)
>Li'l Boy Love - (alternate take)
>Solo Flight - (alternate take)
>Untitled Tune [Breakdown]
>Poor Butterfly [False Start]
>I Surrender, Dear [Breakdown]
>I Surrender, Dear [Breakdown]
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) [Breakdown]
>Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) [False Start]
>These Foolish Things [False Start]
>Tune Up & Blues [False Start]
>Wholly Cats [Breakdown]
>Breakfast Feud [False Start]
>Breakfast Feud [False Start]
>Gilly [Breakdown]
>All Star Strut [Breakdown]
>Benny's Bugle [Rehearsal Sequence, Pt. 1]
>Benny's Bugle [Rehearsal Sequence, Pt. 2]
>March 13, 1941 Jam Session: Riffin' Around/Waitin' for Benny (A Smo-o-o-oth One)/I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me/Rose Room/I Hadn't Anyone Till You/Blues in B

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.114) - Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's list of 2002's "10 Best Reissues" - "...Christian died in 1942...a decade before the birth of rock. But this four-CD box...is evidence of his paternity."

Q (11/02, p.122) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Christian's astonishing single-string flights of fancy can still sound like a 21st century jazz guitarist jamming to a scratchy old 78..."

JazzTimes (9/02, p.90) - "...This well-appointed 4-CD set documents how Christian's attack, tone and phrasing laid the foundation for all who followed him..."

JazzTimes (9/02, p.90) - "...This well-appointed 4-CD set documents how Christian's attack, tone and phrasing laid the foundation for all who followed him..."

Mojo (Publisher) (1/03, p.73) - Ranked #4 in Mojo's "Best Box Sets & Compilations of 2002"

Mojo (Publisher) (10/02, p.113) - "...Christian...changed the face of jazz...[there's] a remastered sonic clarity that makes these 60-year old recordings sound fresh...

Album Notes

Personnel includes: Charlie Christian (electric guitar); Benny Carter (alto saxophone): George Auld, Lester Young (tenor saxophone); Cootie Williams, Buck Clayton, Harry James (trumpet); Jack Teagarden (trombone); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Johnny Guarnieri, Dudley Brooks, Ken Kersey, Jess Stacy (piano); Freddie Green (guitar); Artie Bernstein, Walter Page (bass); Nick Fatool, Jo Jones, Harry Jaeger, Dave Tough, Gene Krupa (drums).

Producer: John Hammond.

Compilation producers: Michael Brooks, Michael Cuscuna.

Recorded between 1939 & 1941. Includes liner notes by Les Paul, Peter BRoadbent and Loren Schoenberg.

All tracks have been digitally remastered.

THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards For Best Historical Album.

Liner Note Author: Peter Broadbent.

Recording information: 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (10/02/1939/11/22/1939); Los Angeles, CA (10/02/1939/11/22/1939); New York, NY (10/02/1939/11/22/1939); World studios, New York, NY (10/02/1939/11/22/1939); 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (12/20/1939/02/07/1940); Los Angeles, CA (12/20/1939/02/07/1940); New York, NY (12/20/1939/02/07/1940); World studios, New York, NY (12/20/1939/02/07/1940); 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1940-04-03&1940-04-10&1940-); Los Angeles, CA (1940-04-03&1940-04-10&1940-); New York, NY (1940-04-03&1940-04-10&1940-); World studios, New York, NY (1940-04-03&1940-04-10&1940-); 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1940-10-28&1940-11-07&1940-); Los Angeles, CA (1940-10-28&1940-11-07&1940-); New York, NY (1940-10-28&1940-11-07&1940-); World studios, New York, NY (1940-10-28&1940-11-07&1940-).



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