Comprehensive and detailed discography in conventional format enhanced by an elucidatory feature.
Lists dates, locations, personnel, instrumentation, titles and issues on 78-rpm, EP, LP
Incorporates a solography feature detailing Charlie Christians participation
on each title,
including unissued recordings.
A hyperlink on the tune title will bring up the tune's "Title Page" to provide further detailed info.
Hyperlinks to associated solo transcriptions are provided,
as are links to audio clips from selected tunes.
Also contained within this site is a short version of the Solography for
quick reference and
a separate list of Unissued Recordings.
Comprehensive and detailed. Lists all issued and unissued material.
Includes indices by catalogue number and by composition, and an itemized inventory of
Consists of three sections:
‣ ALBUM Index
Provides details of all albums containing
the recordings of Charlie Christian
Listed in album label sequence
it also provides basic info on every CC track it contains
Includes a link for all albums claiming
a CD review on this site
‣ TUNE TITLE Index
Cross reference lists all recorded tunes
on which Charlie Christian appears
Contains recording details and lists all relevant albums
Provides a link
to every tune with an associated solo transcription
Provides links to audio clips from selected tunes
‣ CATALOG NUMBER Index
Cross reference of albums containing the recordings of Charlie Christian
Listed in catalog number sequence
it provides basic data such as
album title, format, country of origin, year of release
Abbreviations for formats and countries in the
discography are defined at the end of this file
The RECORDS GALLERIES
Images of commercially released CC records are posted for historical and nostalgic purposes.
‣ 78-rpm RECORDS Plus is a subsection
that contains specifics on the early shellac singles / sets
45-rpm vinyl record albums.
‣ LP RECORDS is a subsection
that displays the artwork on all long-playing record albums
featuring Charlie Christian.
The PHOTO GALLERY
An album of photographs of Charles, his family, friends, and fellow musicians.
Transcriptions, in standard notation with tablature including left-hand fingering denotation,
of Charlie Christian
solos, intros, riffs, accompaniments, tags, etc.
A “Title Page” for each transcription contains recording date, matrix, location, personnel,
form, key, tempo, time, theme/solo routine, issued recordings, composer,
and other notes
relevant to that particular recording of the tune.
Most of the title pages contain embedded sound clips of the transcribed solos.
Comments & Analyses are located at the bottom
of the title page of each transcription.
Ancillary Transcriptions full tablature scores without the solos.
Two comprehensive bibliographies by Clive Downs list and describe all publications
significant reference to Charlie Christian.
‣ A Bibliography of Notated Charlie Christian Solos
presents a detailed bibliography of Charlie Christians transcribed solos.
‣ A Charlie Christian Bibliography
is a complete
bibliography less the transcription publications detailed in the solos bibliography.
A biographical outline of the life of Charles Henry Christian.
Includes a section on posthumous events and awards.
The CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Twenty-one monthly calendars detailing Charlie Christians activities while on the
The CD REVIEWS
In-depth assessment of the essential, notable, and enticing Charlie Christian CDs.
Reviews of new issues and updated extracts from the previously published newsletters.
Plus an analysis of the recordings that were omitted from the Masters of Jazz compilation.
The BOOK-VIDEO REVIEWS
Discursive look at significant publications on Charlie Christian.
Extracted from the previously published newsletters plus additional reviews of new items.
The SPLICED RECORDINGS
An analysis in graphic format explaining the source of the various spliced tracks on some
LPs and CDs.
These charts should clear up the confusion regarding Charlie Christians spliced
Revised and updated from a previously published newsletter plus new material.
Reproductions of Solo Flight: The Charlie Christian Newsletter
published annually from 1995 through 1997 by LeoValdes. Intended for jazz
researchers and dedicated fans, they contained the latest news of CC-related recordings, publications and events, accompanied by photographs,
transcriptions, commentary and reviews. (Now incorporated within this Web site.)
Web links to other sites associated with Charlie Christian, the best jazz guitar sites,
and link-sites to jazz places on the Internet.