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SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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LP Records

(33⅓-rpm)


This section of Solo Flight is a panoramic display of Charlie Christian 33⅓-rpm albums including both 10" and 12".

The imagines of LPs issued under Charles’ name are presented here in more-or-less release date sequence.
Some of the many Exceptions to the date-sequence edict:
          Reissues are listed immediately following the original issue.
          Closely related issues are also grouped with the original release.

Selected none-USA issues are included in the mix.
 

CONTENTS:
 

Batch I:  THE HARLEM RECORDINGS from “MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE” and MONROE’S “THE UPTOWN HOUSE”

α   1951   ESOTERIC  ESJ-1   CHARLEY CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL   USA   10"
β   1952   VOGUE  LD 035   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL – AT MINTON’S   FRA   10"
γ   1952   VOGUE  LDE 002   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL   ENG   10"
                     
δ   1953   ESOTERIC  ESJ-4   DIZZY GILLESPIE / CHARLEY CHRISTIAN – 1941   USA   10"
ε   1953   VOGUE  LD 158   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN / DIZZY GILLESPIE – AT MINTON’S   FRA   10"
                     
ζ   1957   ESOTERIC  ES-548          < a / o >   THE HARLEM JAZZ SCENE – 1941   USA    
                     
η   1982   VOGUE  500114   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN — 1941 LIVE SESSIONS   FRA    


Batch II:  THE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS

θ   1955   COLUMBIA  CL 652   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   USA    
ι   1955   PHILIPS  BBL 7172   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   ENG    
κ   1956   CORONET / CBS  KLP 510   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   AUL    
λ   1964   CBS  62.387   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   FRA    
μ   1970   CBS / SONY  SOPM 155   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   JPN    
ν   1977   CBS / SONY  20AP 1456   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   JPN    
                     
ξ   1968   CBS  52538   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   ENG    
                     
ο   1972   AVAN-GUARD  VSLP 213   SOLO FLIGHT: CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   AUL    
                     
π   1966   CBS  62.581   SOLO FLIGHT: CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE GOODMAN SEXTET, SEPTET & ORCHESTRA   FRA    
ρ   1966   CBS  BPG 62581   SOLO FLIGHT: CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE GOODMAN SEXTET, SEPTET & ORCHESTRA   ENG    
σ   1967   CBS  62581   SOLO FLIGHT: CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE GOODMAN SEXTET, SEPTET & ORCHESTRA   ITA    
                     
τ   1972   COLUMBIA  G 30779   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   USA    
υ   1972   COLUMBIA  G 30779   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   CAN    
φ   1972   CBS  67233   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   EUR    
χ   1972   CBS  67233   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   ITA    
ψ   1972   CBS  2BP 220094   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   AUL    
ω   1972   CBS  159.028/29   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   BRA    
ϗ   1982   COLUMBIA  CG 30779   SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   USA    
                     
ϛ   1972   CBS / SONY  SOPZ4~6   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL ALBUM   JPN    
ϟ   1977   CBS / SONY  56AP 674~6   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL ALBUM   JPN    
                     
ϡ   1957   PHILIPS  P 07.931 R   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   “Jazz pour tous” series Nº 22   FRA   10"
                     
Α   1987   COLUMBIA  CJ 40846   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR   USA    
Β   1987   CBS  460612 1   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR   NED    
Γ   1987   CBS  177.057   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR   BRA    
Δ   1988   CBS  LSP 980 721-1   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR   ESP    


Batch III:  “LIVE” WITH THE SEXTET

Ε   1975   JAZZ ARCHIVES  JA-23   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE!  WITH BENNY GOODMAN & THE SEXTET • 1939-1941   USA    
                     
Ζ   1977   JAZZ ANTHOLOGY  JA 5181   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE • 1939-1941   FRA    
                     
Η   1972   FRÅN STATERNA  Från Staterna   TRIBUTE FROM SWEDEN   SWE    
                     
Θ   1975   BEPPO  BE-KOG 14800   KINGS OF THE GUITAR   USA    
  1975   BEPPO  BE-KOG 14800   SPECIAL BROADCAST JAM SESSIONS   USA    
                     
Ι   1974   KIVA / ELEC  KV-106   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN AT THE CARNEGIE HALL • 1939   JPN    
                     
Κ   1969   SPOOK JAZZ  SPJ 6602   THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA   ENG    


Batch IV:  ANTHOLOGIES / COMPILATIONS

Λ   1980   TIME-LIFE  STL-J12   GIANTS OF JAZZ:  THE GUITARISTS   USA    
                     
Μ   1982   I GRANDI DEL JAZZ  GdJ-48   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   ITA    
                     
Ν   1983   FESTIVAL  ALB 377   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE • 1939-1941   FRA    
                     
Ξ   1984   GIANTS OF JAZZ  LPJT 13   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   ITA    
                     
Ο   1988   MUSICA JAZZ  2MJP 1058   CHARLIE CHRISTIAN   ITA    
                     
Π   1983   JOKER  SM 4025   THE JAZZ GUITAR ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 3   ITA    
  1983   JOKER  C 76/6   THE JAZZ GUITAR   ITA    


Batch VI:  “FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING” CONCERT

Φ   1959   VANGUARD VRS-8523/8524          < a / o >   SPIRITUALS TO SWING   USA    
                     
Χ   1973   VANGUARD VSD-47/48          < a / o >   FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING   USA    

 

The following categories are pending:

Batch V:  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN / LESTER YOUNG

Batch VII:  THE BLUE NOTE RECORDINGS

 

 

I.   THE HARLEM RECORDINGS from “MINTON’S PLAYHOUSE” and MONROE’S “THE UPTOWN HOUSE”
 

   
 

The first Charlie Christian album ever released was in May 1947 on a 78-rpm, 3-record set as Vox VSP 302 “Charlie Christian Memorial Album” which can be viewed in The 78-rpm Records section on this site.

The Vox label had just been bought four months earlier by chemical-industry magnate, Henry Reichhold, from the original 1945 founder.  Reichhold assigned Larry Green and Bill Simon to bring this album together for one of his first releases.  The two selections on the album had been bought from Jerry Newman who had recorded them on location at Minton's Playhouse.

 
     


CHARLEY CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL

     
 

First Charlie Christian long-playing album release

 
             
  ESOTERIC  ESJ-1      
         
  March 1951      
         
  USA  10" LP;  2 tracks      
             
         
             
  Columbia University student, Jerry Newman, recorded both tunes on his portable disc cutter directly onto acetate discs at Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem.  He had sold both titles to Vox Records previously but then bought them back for the first release on his own Esoteric label.  
     
  Cover by Cynthia Pennell
Notes by Leonard Feather
 
     

 

     
 

Second pressing of the above listing

 
             
  ESOTERIC  ESJ-1      
         
  1953      
         
  USA  10" LP;  2 tracks      
             


CHARLEY CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL – AT MINTON’S

     
 

French release of Esoteric ESJ-1

 
             
  VOGUE  LD 035      
         
  1952      
         
  FRA  10" LP;  2 tracks      
             
         
             
             
      Alternate covers / labels      
             
 

 

 

 
             
         
             
  Liner notes in French  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  JAZZ IMMORTAL

     
 

British release of Esoteric ESJ-1

 
             
  VOGUE  LDE 002    
       
  1952    
       
  ENG  10" LP;  2 tracks    
             
         
             
             
      Later cover  
             
     

 
             
  Liner notes by Mike Butcher  
     


DIZZY GILLESPIE / CHARLEY CHRISTIAN – 1941

     
 

Second Esoteric 10" release

 
             
  ESOTERIC  ESJ-4      
         
  1953      
         
  USA  10" LP
          4 CC tracks  (7 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
  This issue completes the release of all of Jerry Newman’s Charlie Christian recordings at Minton’s and Monroe’s  
     
  Cover by John D’Emilio
Notes by Leonard Feather
 
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN / DIZZY GILLESPIE – AT MINTON’S

     
 

French release of Esoteric ESJ-4

 
             
  VOGUE  LD 158    
       
  1953    
       
  FRA  10" LP
          4 CC tracks  (7 tracks total)
   
             
         

 
             
  Notes by Leonard Feather  
     


THE HARLEM JAZZ SCENE – 1941

     
 

First 12" LP release of Jerry Newman CC recordings

 
             
  ESOTERIC  ES-548  

 

 
         
  1957      
         
  USA  12" LP
          5 CC tracks  (8 tracks total)
     
             
     

 

 
             
  12" release of 5 of Jerry Newman’s 6 Charlie Christian recordings at Minton’s and Monroe’s  
     
  Notes by Leonard Feather  
     
 

The above album “The Harlem Jazz Scene – 1941” was replicated and reissued on numerous subsequent occasions,
          most often with the same or similar titles;
          unfortunately, a few were also released in stereo (reverb) as well as the proper mono version.

Go to the supplemental sub-section here to view the cover art of the various releases.


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN — 1941 LIVE SESSIONS

     
 

First 12" LP release of the complete Jerry Newman CC recordings

 
   “Jazz Legacy” series  No 64  
             
  VOGUE  500114      
       
  1982    
       
  FRA  12" LP;  6 tracks    
             
         
             
  Complete CC Harlem recordings;  all 6 tracks from both Esoteric ESJ-1 & ESJ-4  
     
  Notes by André Clergeat  
     

 

II.   THE COLUMBIA STUDIO RECORDINGS


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA

     
 

First Charlie Christian 12" LP

 
             
  COLUMBIA  CL 652      
         
  April 11, 1955      
         
  USA  12" LP;  12 tracks      
             
         
             
  This was the first Charlie Christian 12" LP ever released.  The album was produced for Columbia by Chris Albertson with liner notes written by photographer Aram “Al” Avakian (brother of Columbia Records producer George Avakian) and composer Bob Prince.  Albertson was the one that did the infamous splicing on two of the tunes on side one of the the album.  Avakian did much of Columbia Records’ photography work during this period.  Prince (along with Hank Edmonds) transcribed and published the first book of CC solos.  
     

 

     
 

British release of Columbia CL652 above

 
             
  PHILIPS  BBL 7172      
         
  1955      
         
  ENG  12" LP;  12 tracks      
             
         
             
  Same narrative on front and back sleeve but a cover photo from a month later.  
     

 

     
 

Australian release of Columbia CL652 above

 
             
  CORONET  KLP 510      
         
  1956      
         
  AUL  12" LP;  12 tracks      
             
         
             
  The tracklists on the two sides are reversed on this down-under release.  
     

 

     
 

French release of Columbia CL652 above

 
             
  CBS  62.387      
         
  1964      
         
  FRA  12" LP;  12 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes written by French pianist Henri Renaud are in French.  
     

 

     
 

Japanese reissue of Columbia CL652 above

 
             
  CBS / SONY  SOPM 155  

 
       
  1970    
       
  JPN  12" LP;  12 tracks    
             
     

 
             
     
     

 

     
 

Japanese replica of Columbia CL652 above

 
             
  CBS / SONY  20AP 1456    
       
  1977    
       
  JPN  12" LP;  12 tracks    
             
       
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA


     
 

“Realm Jazz” series

 
             
  CBS  52538      
         
  1968      
         
  ENG  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
         
     

alternate
 

  labels
 
 
  Same album title as the previous LPs but a different track line-up with substantial duplication.
Same notes by Al Avakian and Bob Prince as previous.
 
     


SOLO FLIGHT:  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA

     
 

Australian version of the preceding LP

 
             
  AVAN-GUARD  VSLP 213      
         
  1972      
         
  AUL  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Australian version of the preceding LP, with a slightly modified album title.  
     


SOLO FLIGHT:  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN WITH THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET, SEPTET AND ORCHESTRA


     
 

“(vol II)”  of CBS 62.387 above

 
 

“aimez vous le Jazz / do you like Jazz – no 3”

 
             
  CBS  62.581      
         
  1966      
         
  FRA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
         
     

alternate
 

  labels
 
 
  Slightly different album title from preceding LP but with completely different tracks.  
     
  Liner notes by French pianist Henri Renaud are in French (left column).
Translated to English by bassist Jacques-Bernard Hess (right column).
 
     

 

     
 

British release of CBS 62.581 above

 
             
  CBS  BPG 62581      
         
  1966      
         
  ENG  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
     
     

 

     
 

Italian release of CBS 62.581 above

 
 

“vi piace il Jazz – no 3”

 
             
  CBS  62581      
         
  1967      
         
  ITA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
     
     


SOLO FLIGHT:  THE GENIUS OF CHARLIE CHRISTIAN


     
 

Double-LP

 
 

“John Hammond Collection”

 
             
  COLUMBIA  G 30779      
         
  1972      
         
  USA  12" LP;  28 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
         
             
  Produced by Chris Albertson
Liner notes by Chris Albertson, Gene Lees, John Hammond
Cover design by Ed Lee;  Cover art by Philip Hays
 
     

 

     
 

Canadian release of Columbia G 30779 above

 
 

“John Hammond Collection”

 
             
  COLUMBIA  G 30779      
         
  1972      
         
  CAN  12" LP;  28 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
         
             
  Double-LP  
     

 

     
 

Dutch release of Columbia G 30779 above

 
 

“John Hammond Collection”

 
             
  CBS  67233      
         
  1972      
         
  NED  12" LP;  28 tracks      
             
     

 

 
             
         
             
         
             
  Double-LP  
     

 

     
 

Italian release of Columbia G 30779 above

 
 

“John Hammond Collection”

 
             
  CBS  67233  

 

 
       
  1972    
       
  ITA  12" LP;  28 tracks    
             
             
             
  Double-LP  
     

 

     
 

Australian release of Columbia G 30779 above

 
             
  CBS  2BP 220094      
         
  1972      
         
  AUL  12" LP;  28 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
         
         
  Double-LP  
     

 

     
 

Brazilian release of Columbia G 30779 above

 
 

“O Grande Jazz”

 
             
  CBS  159.028/29      
         
  1972      
         
  BRA  12" LP;  28 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
  Double-LP  
     

 

     
 

Re-pressing of Columbia G 30779 above

 
             
  COLUMBIA  CG 30779    
       
  1982    
       
  USA  12" LP;  28 tracks    
             
     

Back and labels are identical to Columbia G 30779

 
             
  Double-LP  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN MEMORIAL ALBUM


     
 

 3-LP  Box Set

 
             
  CBS / SONY  SOPZ4~6      
         
  1972      
         
  JPN 12" LP;  38 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
  Produced by Kiyoshi Itoh
12-page, 12x12" booklet includes detailed CC singles/LPs discography
Notes in Japanese
 
 
     

 

     
 

Reissue of CBS-Sony SOPZ4~6 above

 
             
  CBS / SONY  56AP 674~61977      
         
  1977      
         
  JPN 12" LP;  38 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
  3-LP  Box Set
Produced by Kiyoshi Itoh
12-page, 12x12" booklet includes detailed CC singles/LPs discography
Notes in Japanese
 
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN


     
 

10" LP  “Jazz pour tous” series  Nº 22

 
             
  PHILIPS  P 07.931 R      
         
  1957      
         
  FRA  10" LP;  10 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes in French  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN:  THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR


     
 

“Columbia Jazz Masterpieces”

 
             
  COLUMBIA  CJ 40846      
         
  1987      
         
  USA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes by Chris Albertson
Released simultaneously with corresponding CD Columbia CK 40846
 
     

 

     
 

Dutch release of Columbia CJ 40846 above

 
 

“Columbia Jazz Masterpieces”

 
             
  CBS  460612 1      
         
  1987      
         
  NED  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes by Chris Albertson
Released simultaneously with corresponding CD CBS 460612 2
 
     

 

     
 

Brazilian release of Columbia CJ 40846 above

 
 

“Columbia Jazz Masterpieces”

 
             
  CBS  177.057      
         
  1987      
         
  BRA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes by Chris Albertson  
     

 

     
 

Spanish release of Columbia CJ 40846 above

 
 

“Maestros del Jazz”  Nº 34

 
             
  CBS  LSP 980 721-1      
         
  1988      
         
  ESP  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
        BOOKLET

 

 
             
         
                 
         
                 
         
             
         
             
  Sleeve notes in Spanish
Illustrated 20-page, 9x11.25" booklet/magazine;  text by Jorge García & Federico García, in Spanish
 
     

 

III.   “LIVE” WITH THE SEXTET


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE!  WITH BENNY GOODMAN & THE SEXTET • 1939-1941

     
 

First CC LP dedicated exclusively to broadcasts

 
             
  JAZZ ARCHIVES  JA-23      
         
  1975      
         
  USA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Produced by Jerry Valburn
Sleeve notes by Warren W. Hicks
 
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE • 1939-1941

     
 

Similar to the above aircheck LP with a slight alteration to the tracklist on the first side

 
             
  JAZZ ANTHOLOGY  JA 5181      
         
  1977      
         
  FRA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  Sleeve notes in French by Frank Tenot, also translated to English  
     


TRIBUTE FROM SWEDEN

     
 

CC on side one only – six tracks of 1941 radio broadcasts;  Wardell Gray on side two

 
 

A Boris Rose bootleg production

 
             
  FRÅN STATERNA  Från Staterna
         (no cat no)
     
         
  1972      
         
  SWE  USA  12" LP
          6 CC tracks  (14 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
         
             
  blank backside; released with front covers in blue, pink, green, or white
sleeve and labels suggest “Product of Sweden” – actually, it was made in USA
 
     
  The first track on this LP is erroneously attributed to Charles;
          it is actually by Jimmy Mundy and his Orchestra recorded for AFRS in the spring of 1946 with Irving Ashby on guitar
The remaining six tracks on side one are all with Charles on the “What’s New? – The Old Gold Show” in Feb-Apr 1941
Wardell Gray tracks on side two are airchecks, mostly renamed, with Benny Goodman (Jun/Jul 1948) and, on track 2, with Count Basie (1951)
 
     


KINGS OF THE GUITAR

     
 

Another communal LP – three CC tracks plus seven tracks by three other guitarists

 
 

A Boris Rose bootleg production

 
             
  BEPPO  BE-KOG 14800      
         
  1975      
         
  USA  12" LP
          3 CC tracks  (10 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
         
             
  blank backside; released with front cover in blue, pink, green, or white  
     
  Charles shares side A airchecks with Billy Bauer (1 track, playing his best-ever solo) and Teddy Bunn (3 tracks)
Side B contains three tracks (⅗ of a Feb 12, 1965 radio broadcast from the "Half Note") by Wes Montgomery quartet with Harold Mabern on piano
 
     


SPECIAL BROADCAST JAM SESSIONS

     
 

Re-titled version of the above, same cat no and tracks
but with a tracklist and liner notes on backside

 
 

A Boris Rose bootleg production

 
             
  BEPPO  BE-KOG 14800      
         
  1975      
         
  USA  12" LP
          3 CC tracks  (10 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
  released with front cover in yellow, blue, pink, green, or gray  
     
  Sleeve notes by E.S. Spoe (aka Boris Rose)  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN AT THE CARNEGIE HALL • 1939

     
 

CC on side one only – six tracks of 1939 concert and radio broadcasts

 
             
  KIVA / ELEC KV-106      
         
  1974      
         
  JPN  12" LP
          6 CC tracks  (12 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
     

 
             
         
             
  Side A contains Charles with the sextet:  First two tracks are from the Carnegie Hall concert;  the other four are from “Camel Caravan” broadcasts
Side B contains the remainder of the Carnegie Hall concert by a trio (clt, pno, d on trk 5) or the orchestra
 
     
  sleeve design by K. Abe:  insert sheet notes in Japanese  
     


THE BENNY GOODMAN SEXTET AND ORCHESTRA

     
 

Radio Broadcasts

 
             
  SPOOK JAZZ  SPJ 6602      
         
  1969      
         
  ENG  12" LP
          10 CC tracks  (13 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
     
     

 

IV.   ANTHOLOGIES / COMPILATIONS


GIANTS OF JAZZ:  THE GUITARISTS

     
 

3-LP  Box Set

 
             
  TIME-LIFE  STL-J12      
         
  1980      
         
  USA  12" LP
          6 CC tracks  (40 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
      memo from Philip Payne, Editor, Time-Life Records    
      The above Memo to the Subscriber publicly disclosed facts of historical significance back in 1980.      
         
             
      complete tracklist  
             
  produced by Michael Brooks;  designed by Anne Masters;  cover portrait by Jack Pardue
60-page, 8.75x8.75" book with photos, summarized biographies and detailed characterization of each track by Marty Grosz and Lawrence Cohn
 
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN

     
 

№ 48 of 104 in the “I Grandi del Jazz” series released by parent label Fabbri Editori

 
             
  I GRANDI DEL JAZZ  GdJ-48      
         
  1982      
         
  ITA  12" LP;  9 tracks      
             
         
             
  gatefold with 8-pg, 12x12" illustrated booklet;  text, in Italian, by Arrigo Polillo, Bruno Schiozzi;  brief discography by Enzo Fresia  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN LIVE • 1939-1941

     
 

double-LP, gatefold

 
 

“Live” with the Sextet and at Minton’s / Monroe’s

 
             
  FESTIVAL  ALB 377      
         
  1983      
         
  FRA  12" LP;  24 tracks      
             
         
             
         
             
       
             
  Sleeve notes in French by Frank Tenot, also translated to English  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN

     
 

In the studio with the Sextet and with the Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet, a Rehearsal, and at Minton’s

 
             
  GIANTS OF JAZZ  LPJT 13      
         
  1984      
         
  ITA  12" LP;  16 tracks      
             
         
             
  front cover art by N. Bucci  
     


CHARLIE CHRISTIAN

     
 

Studio takes, Jam sessions, Concerts, Broadcasts

 
             
  MUSICA JAZZ  2MJP 1058        
         
  1988      
         
  ITA  12" LP;  14 tracks      
             
         
             
  Liner notes by Vittorio Castelli, in Italian;  cover design by Marco Vai  
     
  LP released February 1988 as the 69th supplement to Musica Jazz magazine (Anno XLIV - N. 2)
          published monthly since August 1945 with record attachment since November 1981
 
     
     

 

 
             


THE JAZZ GUITAR ANTHOLOGY, Vol. 3

     
 

compilation shared with Tiny Grimes, Oscar Moore, Irving Ashby, Toots Thielemans

 
             
  JOKER  SM 4025      
         
  1983      
         
  ITA  12" LP
          5 CC tracks  (13 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
  two tracks each by the other four guitarists  
     
 

This LP was also released as part of a 6-LP box set:

 
     
 

THE JAZZ GUITAR

 
             
  JOKER  C 76/6      
         
  1983      
         
  ITA  12" LP
          5 CC tracks  (74 tracks total)
     
             
         
             
  a total of 44 guitarists are featured in the box set  
     

 

VI.   “FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING” CONCERT


SPIRITUALS TO SWING

     
 

First 12" LP release of John Hammond’s “From Spirituals to Swing” concerts

 
 

double-LP box set

 
             
  VANGUARD  VRS-8523/8524  

 
       
  1959    
       
  USA  12" LP
          9 CC tracks  (31 tracks total)
   
             
     

 
             
     

 
             
  Produced by John Hammond
Notes by John Hammond, Sterling A. Brown, Charles Edward Smith
 
     
 


   The above album “Spirituals to Swing” was replicated and reissued on numerous subsequent occasions,

          most often as “From Spirituals to Swing” or similar titles
.
 

Go to the   supplemental sub-section here  to view the cover art of the various releases.
 

 

Two more batches are pending

 



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