Charlie Christian

Born 29 July 1916. Died 2 March 1942
Charlie Christian
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1916-07-29
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Charlie Christian

Charlie Christian Biography (Wikipedia)

Charles Henry Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.

Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar and a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941. His single-string technique, combined with amplification, helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian (Columbia, 1972), Gene Lees wrote that "Many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it."

Christian's influence reached beyond jazz and swing. In 1990, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category Early Influence.

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Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special) (Alternate Take)
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Good Enough To Keep (Air Mail Special) (Alternate Take)
Charlie Christian
Solo Flight
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Solo Flight
Lionel Hampton
Haven't Named It Yet
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Haven't Named It Yet
Charlie Christian
A Sm-o-o-o-th One
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A Sm-o-o-o-th One
Lester Young
I Never Knew
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I Never Knew
Kenny Clarke
Stompin' at the Savoy
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Stompin' at the Savoy
Charlie Christian
Waiting For Benny
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Waiting For Benny
Charlie Christian
Honeysuckle rose
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Honeysuckle rose
Benny Goodman
Solo Flight
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Solo Flight
Charlie Christian
Topsy
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Topsy
Cootie Williams
As Long As I Live
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As Long As I Live
Charlie Christian
Jammin' In Four
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Jammin' In Four
Charlie Christian
Blues In B
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Blues In B
Charlie Christian
Seven Come Eleven
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Seven Come Eleven
Benny Goodman, Buck Clayton, Freddie Green, Jo Jones, Count Basie, Walter Page, Lester Young & Charlie Christian
Lester’s Dream
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Lester’s Dream
Lionel Hampton
Flying Home
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Flying Home
Charlie Christian
Rose Room
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Rose Room
Georgie Auld
Wholly Cats
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Wholly Cats
Johnny Guarneri
Air Mail Special
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Air Mail Special
Edmund Hall, Charlie Christian, Meade Lux Lewis, Meade Lux Lewis & Israel Crosby
Profoundly Blue
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Profoundly Blue
Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Jack Palmer, Benny Goodman, Cootie Williams, Spencer Williams, Georgie Auld, Artie Bernstein & Jo Jones
I Found a New Baby
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I Found a New Baby

I Found a New Baby

Performer
Count Basie
Benny Goodman
Cootie Williams
Georgie Auld
Artie Bernstein
Jo Jones
Composer
Jack Palmer
Spencer Williams
Ken Kersey
Gilly
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Gilly
Charlie Christian
Benny's Bugle
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Benny's Bugle
Fats Waller
Honeysuckle rose
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Honeysuckle rose
Earl Bostic
Haven't Named it Yet
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Haven't Named it Yet
Hoagy Carmichael
Stardust
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Stardust
Charlie Christian
Honeysuckle Rose (Up On Teddy's Hill)
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Honeysuckle Rose (Up On Teddy's Hill)
Charlie Christian
Swing to Bop
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Swing to Bop
Charlie Christian
Wholly Cats
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Wholly Cats
Charlie Christian
Ad Lib Blues
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Ad Lib Blues
Charlie Christian
I Found a New Baby
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I Found a New Baby
Charlie Christian
Tea For Two
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Tea For Two
Charlie Christian
Seven Come Eleven
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Seven Come Eleven
Charlie Christian
Stardust
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Stardust
Charlie Christian
Flying Home
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Flying Home
Charlie Christian
Six Appeal
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Six Appeal
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