Selected Broadcasts and Jam Sessions

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All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Read the title carefully: These are broadcast recordings that Charlie Christian made between 1939-1941. A majority of these shows were recorded with the Benny Goodman Sextet, but there is also material by the Goodman All Stars, the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Count Basie & Friends, and the Kansas City Six. The real meat of this box, however, are the now-famous jam sessions recorded at Minton's Playhouse, Clarke Monroe's Uptown House, and the Harlem Breakfast Club. Over the years, these have been prized by Christian's fans as the purest examples of his genius and the possible birth of bebop, and there are enough of them here to warrant the purchase of the whole set. As for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Read the title carefully: These are broadcast recordings that Charlie Christian made between 1939-1941. A majority of these shows were recorded with the Benny Goodman Sextet, but there is also material by the Goodman All Stars, the Benny Goodman Orchestra, Count Basie & Friends, and the Kansas City Six. The real meat of this box, however, are the now-famous jam sessions recorded at Minton's Playhouse, Clarke Monroe's Uptown House, and the Harlem Breakfast Club. Over the years, these have been prized by Christian's fans as the purest examples of his genius and the possible birth of bebop, and there are enough of them here to warrant the purchase of the whole set. As for remastering, the quality of sound of the broadcasts is fair to poor, occasionally good; the jam sessions, however, are mostly clean, and sometimes surprisingly so. People interested in Christian's essential legacy need to first digest Columbia's Genius of the Electric Guitar box, but JSP deserves credit for assembling this rare material at an extremely affordable price.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/13/2002
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065900922
  • Catalog Number: 909
  • Sales rank: 227,008

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flying Home - Goodman Group (3:12)
  2. 2 Stardust - Goodman Group (2:26)
  3. 3 Flying Home (3:27)
  4. 4 I Got Rhythm (6:02)
  5. 5 Stardust (5:44)
  6. 6 Tea for Two (4:40)
  7. 7 Flying Home - Goodman Group (3:55)
  8. 8 Stardust - Goodman Group (2:36)
  9. 9 Memories of You - Goodman Group (3:17)
  10. 10 Rose Room - Goodman Group (3:05)
  11. 11 AC/DC Current - Goodman Group (2:28)
  12. 12 Flying Home - Goodman Group (3:13)
  13. 13 Soft Winds - Goodman Group (2:27)
  14. 14 Memories of You - Goodman Group (2:56)
  15. 15 Shivers - Goodman Group (2:54)
  16. 16 South of the Border - Goodman Group (3:34)
  17. 17 Seven Come Eleven (Roast Turkey Stomp) - Goodman Group (2:44)
  18. 18 AC/DC Current - Goodman Group (2:29)
  19. 19 AC/DC Current - Goodman Group (2:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Dinah - Goodman Group (3:08)
  2. 2 I Got Rhythm - Goodman Group (3:23)
  3. 3 Flying Home - Goodman Group (3:19)
  4. 4 Memories of You - Goodman Group (3:13)
  5. 5 Stompin' at the Savoy - Goodman Group (3:23)
  6. 6 Honeysuckle Rose - Goodman Group (3:57)
  7. 7 Pagin' the Devil (3:47)
  8. 8 Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (2:31)
  9. 9 Good Morning Blues (3:54)
  10. 10 Oh, Lady Be Good (10:33)
  11. 11 Pick-A-Rib - Goodman Group (3:10)
  12. 12 Till Tom Special - Goodman Group (2:35)
  13. 13 Gone With "What" Wind - Goodman Group (3:38)
  14. 14 Gone With "What" Wind - Goodman Group (3:28)
  15. 15 The Sheik of Araby - Goodman Group (3:58)
  16. 16 Soft Winds - Goodman Group (2:19)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Sheik of Araby - Goodman Group (2:24)
  2. 2 Seven Come Eleven - Goodman Group (3:19)
  3. 3 Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - Goodman Group (4:16)
  4. 4 Honeysuckle Rose - Goodman Group (2:37)
  5. 5 Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - Goodman Group (2:41)
  6. 6 AC/DC Current - Goodman Group (2:26)
  7. 7 Gone With "What" Wind (3:16)
  8. 8 Benny's Bugle - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:42)
  9. 9 Wholly Cats - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:41)
  10. 10 Honeysuckle Rose - Benny Goodman Sextet (5:00)
  11. 11 Wholly Cats - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:41)
  12. 12 Flying Home - Goodman Group (3:38)
  13. 13 Gone With What Draft (Gilly) - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:25)
  14. 14 Breakfast Feud - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:05)
  15. 15 Gone With What Draft (Gilly) - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:42)
  16. 16 Six Appeal (My Daddy Rocks Me) - Benny Goodman Sextet (2:18)
  17. 17 Solo Flight (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk) (1:52)
  18. 18 Flying Home - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:14)
  19. 19 Good Enough to Keep (Air Mail Special) - Benny Goodman Sextet (3:03)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Wholly Cats (2:16)
  2. 2 Ida, Sweet as Apple Cider (2:44)
  3. 3 Breakfast Feud (2:58)
  4. 4 Song of the Islands (3:05)
  5. 5 Flying Home (3:09)
  6. 6 Topsy (8:47)
  7. 7 Stompin' at the Savoy (8:30)
  8. 8 Honeysuckle Rose (6:15)
  9. 9 I Got Rhythm (Rhythm-A-Ning, Paging Dr. Christian, Down on Teddy's ...) (3:12)
  10. 10 I Got Rhythm (Guy's Got to Go) (2:29)
  11. 11 Stompin' at the Savoy (5:01)
  12. 12 Benny's Bugle (3:21)
  13. 13 Rose Room (2:23)
  14. 14 Solo Flight (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk) (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charlie Christian Primary Artist, Guitar
Albert Ammons Piano
Count Basie Piano
Buck Clayton Trumpet
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Benny Goodman Clarinet, Trumpet
Freddie Green Guitar
Lionel Hampton Vibes
Pete Johnson Piano
Jo Jones Drums
Gene Krupa Drums
Red Norvo Xylophone
Oscar Pettiford Bass
Buddy Tate Tenor Saxophone
Teddy Wilson Piano
Cootie Williams Trumpet
Lester Young Tenor Saxophone
Gus Bivona Alto Saxophone
Billy Butterfield Trumpet
Johnny Guarnieri Piano
Lou McGarity Trombone
Benny Morton Trombone
Joe Sullivan Piano
Mike Bryan Guitar
Ken Kersey Piano
Rudy Williams Alto Saxophone
Walter Page Bass, Piano
Georgie Auld Tenor Saxophone
Artie Bernstein Bass
Dudley Brooks Piano
Don Byas Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke Drums
Shad Collins Trumpet
Cutty Cutshall Trombone
Nick Fatool Drums
Nick Fenton Bass
Fletcher Henderson Piano
Jerry Jerome Tenor Saxophone
Gene Kinsey Alto Saxophone
Meade "Lux" Lewis Piano
Skip Martin Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Maxwell Trumpet
Taps Miller Drums
Dan Minor Trombone
Pete Mondello Tenor Saxophone
Milt Raskin Piano
Les Robinson Alto Saxophone
Bob Snyder Baritone Saxophone
Dave Tough Drums
Earle Warren Alto Saxophone
Jack Washington Baritone Saxophone
Dicky Wells Trombone
Alec FILA Trumpet
Billy Rowland Piano
Jimmy Horvath Alto Saxophone
Harry Jaeger Drums
Ed Lewis Trumpet
Technical Credits
Count Basie Composer
Benny Goodman Director
Jimmy Mundy Arranger
Skip Martin Arranger
Nevil Skrimshire Liner Notes
Harry H. Williams Composer
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