78-rpm Records

 

The original 78-rpm records on which Charlie Christian makes a significant audible contribution are outlined:
          date of release
          label and catalog number
          tune title
          matrix
          date of recording
          artist/performer/group
          image of the record label, if available
Shellac albums are included

First up are the regular releases, followed by the War Dept V Discs, then the reissues.
(chronological sequences)

Flipsides without Charles are shown in brackets for the inquisitive anal-ist

The last box contains a non-graphic register of released 78s on which CC appears with the full Goodman orchestra on rhythm guitar only

 

RELEASE DATE

LABEL

CATALOG NUMBER

TUNE TITLE

IMAGE

MATRIX

RECORDING DATE

AS BY

 

Sep 1939

Victor 26371-A

Hot Mallets

BS‑041408‑1

Sep 11, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Victor 26371-B

When Lights Are Low

BS‑041406‑1

Sep 11, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Oct 1939

Victor 26393-A

ONE SWEET LETTER FROM YOU

BS‑041407‑1

Sep 11, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Victor 26393-B

Early Session Hop

BS‑041409‑1

Sep 11, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Oct 1939

Columbia 35254

FLYING HOME

October 1939

December 1939

WCO 26132 A

Oct 2, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

ROSE ROOM
     (In Sunny Roseland)

WCO 26133 A

Oct 2, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Dec 1939

Victor 26423-A

THE HEEBIE JEEBIES ARE ROCKIN’ THE TOWN

BS‑042943‑1

Oct 12, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Victor 26423-B

[Gin for Christmas]

No CC

[BS-043250-1]

[Oct 30, 1939]

[Lionel Hampton and Orchestra]

 

1939

Vocalion 05232

ONE HOUR MAMA

UNISSUED

 

25511‑1

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

(no flip assigned)

 

1939

Vocalion 05258

PINK SLIP BLUES

26240‑A

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

TAKE HIM OFF MY MIND

26242‑A

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

1939

Vocalion 05298

FOUR DAY CREEP

26239‑A

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

HARD TIME BLUES

26241‑A

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

1939

Vocalion 05336

DEEP SEA BLUES

25509‑1

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

DEATH LETTER BLUES

25510‑1

Oct 31, 1939

Ida Cox and her All-Star Band

 

Dec 21, 1939

Columbia 35319

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE

WCO 26290 A

Nov 22, 1939

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

 

[Spring Song]

No CC

[LA 1962]

[Aug 16, 1939]

[Benny Goodman and His Orchestra]

 

Dec 21, 1939

Columbia 35320

MEMORIES OF YOU

WCO 26284 A

Nov 22, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

SOFT WINDS

WCO 26285 B

Nov 22, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Jan 18, 1940

Columbia 35349

SEVEN COME ELEVEN

WCO 26286 A

Nov 22, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

SHIVERS

WCO 26354 A

Dec 20, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Feb 1940

Victor 26476-A

I’m on My Way from You

BS‑042941‑1

Oct 12, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Victor 26476-B

HAVEN’T NAMED IT YET

BS‑042942‑1

Oct 12, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra

 

Feb  1940

Columbia 35389

King Porter Stomp

WCO 26489 A

Feb 7, 1940

Metronome All Star Band

 

ALL STAR STRUT

WCO 26490 A

Feb 7, 1940

Metronome All Star Band

 

Mar 21, 1940

Columbia 35404

TILL TOM SPECIAL

WCO 26494 A

Feb 7, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND

WCO 26495 B

Feb 7, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

May 16, 1940

Columbia 35466

THE SHEIK OF ARABY

as THE SHEIK

WCO 26718 A

Apr 3, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

POOR BUTTERFLY

WCO 26719 A

Apr 3, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

May 24, 1940

Columbia 35482

I SURRENDER, DEAR

WCO 26743 B

Apr 10, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

GRAND SLAM

as BOY MEETS GOY

later as GRAND SLAM


 

WCO 26744 B

Apr 10, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Jun 1940

Columbia 35517

JUST LIKE TAKING CANDY FROM A BABY

WCO 26809 A

Apr 30, 1940

Fred Astaire with Benny Goodman Orchestra and Sextet

 

Who Cares (So Long as You Care for Me)

WCO 26807 A

Apr 30, 1940

Fred Astaire with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

 

Jul 12, 1940

Columbia 35553

SIX APPEAL

WCO 26940 A

Jun 11, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

THESE FOOLISH THINGS

image not available

WCO 26941 A

Jun 11, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Aug 9, 1940

Columbia 35594

LI’L BOY LOVE

image not available

WCO 26982 A

Jun 25, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

 

Nostalgia

image not available

WCO 26983 B

Jun 25, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

 

Nov 1940

Columbia 35771

Old Fashioned Love

image not available

CO 28794‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard – Orchestra Under Direction of Teddy Wilson

 

STARDUST

CO 28795‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard – Orchestra Under Direction of Teddy Wilson

 

Nov 22, 1940

Columbia 35810

WHOLLY CATS

CO 29027‑1

Nov 7, 1940

CO 29027‑2

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

ROYAL GARDEN BLUES

CO 29028‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

Mar 3, 1941

Columbia 35901

AS LONG AS I LIVE

CO 29029‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

BENNY’S BUGLE

CO 29030‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

Mar 1941

Columbia 35915

Exactly Like You

image not available

CO 28796‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard – Orchestra Under Direction of Teddy Wilson

 

WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS

CO 28797‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard – Orchestra Under Direction of Teddy Wilson

 

Mar 1941

Columbia 35938

ON THE ALAMO

CO 29513‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

GONE WITH WHAT DRAFT

CO 29519‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

Mar 1941

Columbia 35942

Why Is a Good Gal So Hard to Find?

CO 29516‑1

Jan 16, 1941

The Charioteers

 

May I Never Love Again

CO 29517‑1

Jan 16, 1941

The Charioteers

 

Mar 1941

Columbia 35981

I’ll Forget

image not available

CO 29515‑1

Jan 16, 1941

The Charioteers

 

Between Friends

image not available

CO 29518‑1

Jan 16, 1941

The Charioteers

 

Apr 3, 1941

Columbia 36039

BREAKFAST FEUD

CO 29512‑2

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

I FOUND A NEW BABY

CO 29514‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

May 3, 1941

Columbia 36099

A SMO‑O‑O‑OTH ONE

CO 29942‑2

Mar 13, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP

later pressed as
AIR MAIL SPECIAL

CO 29943‑1

Mar 13, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

Dec 10, 1943

Columbia 36684

SOLO FLIGHT

CO 29865‑1

Mar 4, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

     featuring Charlie Christian - guitar

 

[The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise]

No CC

[CO 32594-1]

[Mar 10, 1942]

[Benny Goodman Quartet]

 

Dec 18, 1944

Columbia 36755

I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE

CO 29260‑1

Dec 19, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet

 

 

 

 

Fiesta in Blue


[aka Cootie Growls]

CO 30071-1

Mar 27, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra

 

Feb 1941

Victor 27314-A

Bugle Call Rag

OA‑060331‑1

Jan 16, 1941

Metronome All Star Band

 

Victor 27314-B

ONE O’CLOCK JUMP

OA‑060332‑1

Jan 16, 1941

Metronome All Star Band

 

1941

Blue Note 17-A

CELESTIAL EXPRESS

R 3462

Feb 5, 1941

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

 

Blue Note 17-B

PROFOUNDLY BLUE

R 3461‑1

Feb 5, 1941

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

 

1941

Blue Note 18-A

EDMOND HALL BLUES

R 3460

Feb 5, 1941

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

 

Blue Note 18-B

JAMMIN’ IN FOUR

as JAMMING IN FOUR

R 3459

Feb 5, 1941

Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet

 

 

May 1947

Vox VSP 302

"Vox Presents Charlie Christian"

 

 

 

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL ALBUM

 

 

 

 

Charlie Christian, guitarist with the Minton's House Band

3-record album containing two titles, each tune split onto three sides

Side 1

TOPSY

     as  
CHARLIE’S CHOICE – Part 1
          "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

16065-A

May 12, 1941

Side 2

TOPSY

     as  
CHARLIE’S CHOICE – Part 2
          "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

image pending

16066-A

May 12, 1941

Side 3

TOPSY

     as  
CHARLIE’S CHOICE – Part 3
          "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

16067-A

May 12, 1941

 

Side 4

STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY – Part 1

16067-B

May 12, 1941

Side 5

STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY – Part 2

16066-B

May 12, 1941

Side 6

STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY – Part 3

image pending

16065-B

May 12, 1941

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

V DISC

12-inch  78-rpm

Released to the US military between October 1943 and May 1949;  thirty records per shipment (later decreased to twenty), with either one or two titles per side

Only the pertinent side is listed below

 

Nov 1943

V Disc 55B

(mx VP 163)

ON THE ALAMO

CO 29513‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet
as  "Benny Goodman and his Orchestra"

 

May 1944

V Disc 187A

(mx VP 553)

A SMO‑O‑O‑OTH ONE

          as A SMOOTH ONE

CO 29942‑2

Mar 13, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet  [incl. Dave Tough]
as  "Benny Goodman, Cootie Williams, Georgie Auld,
Charlie Christian, Johnny Guarnieri, Artie Bernstein"

 

Aug 1944

V Disc 253A

(mx VP 557)

GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP

CO 29943‑1

Mar 13, 1941

Benny Goodman and his Sextet
as  "Benny Goodman  Sextet"

 

Jan 1945

V Disc 360A

(mx VP 981)

ONE SWEET LETTER FROM YOU

BS‑041407‑1

Sep 11, 1939

Lionel Hampton and Orchestra
as  "Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra"

 

[Sweethearts on Parade]

[BS-035703]

[Apr 5, 1939]

[Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra]

 

Dec 1946

V Disc 714B

(mx JDB 192)

AS LONG AS I LIVE

CO 29029‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet
as  "The Benny Goodman  Sextet"

 

BENNY’S BUGLE

CO 29030‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet
as  "The Benny Goodman  Sextet"

 

Feb 1947

V Disc 731B

(mx JBB 283)

FLYING HOME

          as  HOMEWARD BOUND

WCO 26132 B

Oct 2, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet
as  "Benny Goodman and his Orchestra"

 

[Bolero]

[LA 1953]

[Aug 11, 1939]

[Benny Goodman and his Orchestra]

 

Jan 1949

V Disc 879B

(mx J639-1069)

[The Love I Long For]

[J639]

[Dec 1, 1944]

[Mildred Bailey    Vernon Duke at Piano]

 

ALL STAR STRUT

WCO 26490 A

Feb 7, 1940

Metronome All Star Band
as  "Band Leader Stars"

 

Jan 1949

V Disc 880A

(mx J640-1070)

WHOLLY CATS

CO 29027‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and his Sextet
as  "Benny Goodman Sextet"

 

[Benny's Bop]

[J640]

[Jul 1948]

[Benny Goodman Sextet]

 

Mar 1949

V Disc 894B

(mx J669-1099)

[Adios]

[MSC582]

[1947]

[Claude Thornhill and Orchestra]

 

King Porter Stomp

WCO 26489 A

Feb 7, 1940

Metronome All Star Band
as  "Metronome Bandleader All Stars"

 

 

 


 

 

COLUMBIA REISSUES

 

Jul 17, 1944

Columbia C-102

"BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET"

4-record album containing the four singles listed below

 

Columbia 36720

 

(C 102-1)

ROSE ROOM
     (In Sunny Roseland)

WCO 26133 A

Oct 2, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

(C 102-2)

GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP

          as AIR MAIL SPECIAL

CO 29943‑1

Mar 13, 1941

Benny Goodman and  His Sextet

 

Columbia 36721

 

(C 102-3)

FLYING HOME

WCO 26132 A

Oct 2, 1939

Benny Goodman Sextet

(C 102-4)

I FOUND A NEW BABY

CO 29514‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and His Sextet

 

Columbia 36722

 

(C 102-5)

POOR BUTTERFLY

WCO 26719 A

Apr 3, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

(C 102-6)

GRAND SLAM

WCO 26744 B

Apr 10, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

 

Columbia 36723

 

(C 102-7)

[Wang Wang Blues]

No CC

[CO 32593-1]

[Mar 10, 1942]

[Benny Goodman sextet]

(C 102-8)

AS LONG AS I LIVE

CO 29029‑1

Nov 7, 1940

Benny Goodman and His Sextet

 

Jun 1, 1947

Columbia 37512

TILL TOM SPECIAL

WCO 26494 A

Feb 7, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

previously released Mar 21, 1940 on Columbia 35404

 

THESE FOOLISH THINGS

WCO 26941 A

Jun 11, 1940

Benny Goodman Sextet

previously released Jul 12, 1940 on Columbia 35553

 

Jun 1, 1947

Columbia 37513

ON THE ALAMO

CO 29513‑1

Jan 15, 1941

Benny Goodman and His Sextet

previously released Mar 1941 on Columbia 35938

 

Cocoanut Grove

WCO 26717 A

Apr 3, 1940

Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

previously released Jun 1940 on Columbia 35527

 

Feb 1948

Columbia C-158

"EDDY HOWARD"

4-record album containing the four singles listed below

 

Columbia 37992

 

(C 158-1)

STARDUST

CO 28795‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard
Orchestra under the direction of Teddy Wilson

(C 158-2)

Exactly Like You

CO 28796‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard
Orchestra under the direction of Teddy Wilson

 

[Columbia 37993]

 

(C 158-3)

[Miss You]

No CC

[CCO 3999]

[Sep 19, 1941]

[Eddy Howard – Acc. by his Orchestra]

(C 158-4)

[Sing Me a Song of the Islands]

No CC

[CCO 4139]

[Jan 21, 1942]

[Eddy Howard – Acc. by his Orchestra]

 

Columbia 37994

 

(C 158-5)

WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS

image not available

CO 28797‑1

Oct 4, 1940

Eddy Howard
Orchestra under the direction of Teddy Wilson

(C 158-6)

[Mean to Me]

No CC

[CCO 3442]

[Oct 15, 1940]

[Eddy Howard]

 

[Columbia 37995]

 

(C 158-7)

[Jealous]

No CC

[WC 3176]

[Jun 28, 1940]

[Eddy Howard – Orchestra under the direction of Lou Adrian]

(C 158-8)

[Yours]

No CC

[CCO 3921]

[Jul 28, 1941]

[Eddy Howard – Orchestra under the direction of Lou Adrian]

 

 

 


 

BENNY GOODMAN and HIS ORCHESTRA

Charles exclusively on rhythm guitar

 

Apr 1940

Columbia 35461

Devil May Care

WCO 26715 A

Apr 3, 1940

 

Ev'ry Sunday Afternoon

WCO 26741 A

Apr 10, 1940

 

 

Apr 1940

Columbia 35472

Buds Won't Bud

WCO 26714 A

Apr 3, 1940

 

I'm Nobody's Baby

WCO 26716 A

Apr 3, 1940

 

 

May 1940

Columbia 35487

I Can't Love You Any More (Any More Than I Do)

WCO 26811 A

Apr 30, 1940

 

The Moon Won't Talk

WCO 26808 A

Apr 30, 1940

 

 

May 1940

Columbia 35497

Crazy Rhythm

WCO 26742 B

Apr 10, 1940

 

Mister Meadowlark

WCO 26810 A

Apr 30, 1940

 

 

Jun 1940

Columbia 35527

Cocoanut Grove

WCO 26717 A

Apr 3, 1940

 

The Hour of Parting

WCO 26740 A

Apr 10, 1940

 

 

Jul 1940

Columbia 35574

Dreaming Out Loud

WCO 26981 A

Jun 25, 1940

 

I Can't Resist You

WCO 26980 A

Jun 25, 1940

 

 

Apr 1941

Columbia 36050

Intermezzo   (A Love Story)

CO 30070-1

Mar 27, 1941

 

Amapola   (Pretty Little Poppy)

CO 30069-1

Mar 27, 1941

 

 

Jun 1941

Columbia 36209

When the Sun Comes Out

CO 30598-1

Jun 4, 1941

 

[Something New (Negra Soy)]

[CO 30420-1]

[May 5, 1941]

 

 

Jun 1941

Columbia 36219

Down, Down, Down

CO 30650-2

Jun 11, 1941

 

Soft as Spring

CO 30649-1

Jun 11, 1941

 

 

Jul 1941

Columbia 36254

Tuesday at Ten

CO 30648-2

Jun 11, 1941

 

[Air Mail Special]

[CO 30421-1]

[May 5, 1941]

 

 

Jul 1941

Columbia 36284

La Rosita

CO 30651-1

Jun 11, 1941

 

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

CO 30599-1

Jun 4, 1941

 

 

1949

Harmony 1061

Cherry

CO 30072-1

Mar 27, 1941

 

[Poor Butterfly]

[HCO 2084]

[Oct 15, 1946]

 

 

 

 

 



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