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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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CHARLIE CHRISTIAN RECORDINGS

 

ALBUM INDEX

 

The ALBUM INDEX provides a detailed description of all albums containing the recordings of Charlie Christian.
Listed by the name of the album Label, it is divided into seven sections based on the first letter of the label name.

 

ALBUMS:

Go to Albums A thru B

Go to Albums C thru C

Go to Albums D thru I

Go to Albums J thru L

Go to Albums M thru M

Go to Albums N thru S

Go to Albums T thru Z

 

The first line lists the label, catalog number, format (see below), country of issue (see below), year of issue.  The second line provides the album title.  Total Time is listed for those CDs where Charlie Christian appears on all tracks.  The tunes on the album are then listed in track order.  Emboldened recording dates, matrices, or track times indicate that the details differ from incorrect data on the label and/or booklet.

Tunes on which Charles solos or has a prominent role are listed in all-caps;  those on which he is solely on rhythm guitar are not;  tracks on which CC does not appear are not listed.  Playing time for individual tracks (on the later entries) are those listed on the liner notes or as detected by my CD player.  Matrices are assigned to each take by the studios at each session (usually)—if no suffix is assigned, I have used the last letters of the alphabet in the order they were recorded (if known) with partial takes identified by lower-case letters and complete takes identified by capital letters.  Tracks noted as incomplete are those where a more complete recording is known to exist—it does not necessarily mean they are partial recordings—the omitted parts are explained in the “Solography” and “Tunes” sections.  Track Time, when listed, is usually of the entire track for CDs and, for LPs, it is usually the time listed on the label or cover.  The actual time of the music, adjusted for correct pitch, can be found in the “Tunes” section.

 


 

FORMAT ABBREVIATIONS

CD Compact Disc
EP 7"  45-rpm Extended Play Phonograph Record
LP 12"  33.3-rpm Long Playing Phonograph Record
10 10"  33.3-rpm Long Playing Phonograph Record
45 7"  45-rpm Phonograph Record
78 10"  78-rpm Phonograph Record Album

 

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ABBREVIATIONS
AND Andorra
AUL Australia
AUT Austria
CAN Canada
DEN Denmark
ENG England  (UK)
ESP Spain
FRA France
GER Germany
ITA Italy
JPN Japan
NED The Netherlands  (Holland)
POR Portugal
SCO Scotland
SUI Switzerland
SWE Sweden
USA United States of America

 

This page last updated on  Thursday, July 23, 2020


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