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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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CHARLIE CHRISTIAN SOLOGRAPHY

SHORT VERSION

DATE PLACE PERSONNEL TITLES MATRICES CC SOLOS
1939

AUG 19
Sat

“Camel Caravan”
The Hollywood Bowl
HOLLYWOOD
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars
1939

SEP 2
Sat

“Camel Caravan”
Michigan State Fair
DETROIT
Benny Goodman Sextet STAR DUST Aircheck * 32 bars
1939 SEP 9
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars
1939 SEP 11
Mon
NYC
[Victor]
Lionel Hampton
     and Orchestra
When Lights Are Low BS-041406-1 [rhythm guitar only]
BS-041406-2 [rhythm guitar only]
ONE SWEET LETTER
     FROM YOU
BS-041407-1 Chord obbl on vocal - 30 bars
Hot Mallets BS-041408-1 [rhythm guitar only]
Early Session Hop BS-041409-1 [rhythm guitar only]
1939 SEP 16
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
Shea's Theater
BUFFALO, NY
Benny Goodman Sextet OPUS LOCAL 802 Aircheck * 12 bars     
1939 SEP 23
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
Orpheum Theater
ST. PAUL, MINN
Benny Goodman Sextet OPUS Aircheck Chord Intro - 8 bars;
Chords on bass solo- 12 bars
1939 SEP 24
Sun
Jam Session
Recorded by Jerry Newhouse
“Harlem Breakfast Club”
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN
Charlie Christian
Jerry Jerome - ts
Frankie Hines - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
I GOT RHYTHM Jam Session * 32 bars;
* 32 bars
I GOT RHYTHM Jam Session * 32 bars;
* 32 bars
STAR DUST Jam Session * 32, 32 bars
TEA FOR TWO Jam Session Chord Intro - 8 bars;
* 32, 32 bars;
* 32 bars.
1939 SEP 30
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
CHICAGO
Benny Goodman Sextet STAR DUST Aircheck * 32 bars     
1939 OCT 2
Mon
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME WCO 26132 A * 32 bars
FLYING HOME
     (Homeward Bound)
WCO 26132 B * 32 bars
ROSE ROOM WCO 26133 A Intro - 4 bars;
* 32 bars
STAR DUST WCO 26134 A * 32 bars
1939 OCT 6
Fri
ASCAP Swing Concert
Carnegie Hall
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Concert * 32 bars
STAR DUST Concert * 32 bars
1939 OCT 7
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet MEMORIES OF YOU Aircheck * 8 bars  (bridge)
1939 OCT 9
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet ROSE ROOM Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 32 bars
1939 OCT 12
Thu
NYC
[Victor]
Lionel Hampton
     and Orchestra
I’m on My Way from You BS-042941-1 [rhythm guitar only]
HAVEN’T NAMED IT YET BS-042942-1 * 16, 8 bars  (tpt on bridge)
THE HEEBIE JEEBIES
     ARE ROCKIN’ THE TOWN
BS-042943-1 Chord intro - 4 bars;
Obbl on vocal - 32 bars;
Obbl on vocal - 12 bars
BS-042943-2 Chord intro - 4 bars;
Obbl on vocal - 32 bars;
Obbl on vocal - 4, 12 bars
1939 OCT 14
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet
& guest Louis Armstrong
+ Goodman Orch  (16 bars)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Aircheck [rhythm guitar only]
Benny Goodman Sextet AC-DC CURRENT Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 4 bars;
* 4 bars
1939 OCT 16
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars
1939 OCT 21
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SOFT WINDS Aircheck Theme;
Boogie riffs, Theme, Tag.
1939 OCT 23
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet MEMORIES OF YOU Aircheck * 8 bars  (bridge)
1939 OCT 28
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet ROSE ROOM Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 32 bars
1939 OCT 31
Tue
AM
Liederkranz Hall
58th St & Lexington Ave
NYC
[Vocalion]
Ida Cox
   and her All-Star Band
DEEP SEA BLUES 25509-2 Intro - 4 bars,
Obbl on vocal - 8, 8 bars
25509-1 Intro - 4 bars,
Obbl on vocal - 8, 8 bars
DEATH LETTER BLUES 25510-2 Obbl on vocal - 12 bars;  6 bars
25510-1 Obbl on vocal - 12 bars;  8 bars
ONE HOUR MAMA 25511-2 Intro - 4 bars
25511-X Intro - 4 bars;  Tag - 4 bars
25511-y Intro - 4 bars   <breakdown>
25511-1 Intro - 4 bars;  Tag - 4 bars
1939 OCT 31
Tue
PM
711 Fifth Ave
NYC
[Vocalion]
Ida Cox
   and her All-Star Band
FOUR DAY CREEP 26239-A Obbl on vocal - 12 bars
PINK SLIP BLUES 26240-A Chord intro - 4 bars;
Obbl on vocal - 12 bars
HARD TIME BLUES 26241-A Obbl on vocal - 12 bars
TAKE HIM OFF MY MIND 26242-A Obbl on vocal - 12 bars
1939 NOV 4
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SHIVERS Aircheck * 16, 8 bars  (clt on bridge)
1939 NOV 6
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SHIVERS Aircheck * 16, 8 bars  (clt on bridge)    
1939 NOV 18
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SOUTH OF THE BORDER Aircheck Chord intro - 8 bars,
Boogie riffs - 32 bars,
* 8 bars  (melody),
Boogie riffs - 16 bars;
Chords - last 8 bars.
1939 NOV 22
Wed
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman Sextet MEMORIES OF YOU WCO 26284 A * 8 bars  (bridge)
WCO 26284 B * 8 bars  (bridge)
SOFT WINDS WCO 26285 A Chord intro - 4 bars, Theme;
Boogie riffs, Theme, Tag
WCO 26285 B Chord intro - 4 bars, Theme;
Boogie riffs, Theme, Tag
SEVEN COME ELEVEN WCO 26286 A * 32 bars
Benny Goodman
     and his Orchestra
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE WCO 26290 A * 32 bars  (over orch)
1939 NOV 22
Wed
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars     
1939 NOV 25
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SEVEN COME ELEVEN
     (Roast Turkey Stomp)
Aircheck * 32 bars
1939 NOV 27
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet AC-DC CURRENT Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 4 bars;
* 4 bars
1939 NOV 29
Wed
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet OPUS Aircheck * 12, 12 bars     
1939 DEC 2
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet AC-DC CURRENT Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 4 bars;
* 4 bars
1939 DEC 4
Mon
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Aircheck * 32 bars     
1939 DEC 6
Wed
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet SEVEN COME ELEVEN
     (Roast Turkey Stomp)
Aircheck * 32 bars     
1939 DEC 9
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet PICK-A-RIB Aircheck
1939

DEC 16
Sat

“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet DINAH Aircheck * Chords on vib solo - 32 bars,
* 32 bars
1939 DEC 20
Wed
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman Sextet SHIVERS WCO 26354 x * 16, 8 bars   <breakdown>
WCO 26354 A * 16, 8 bars
AC-DC CURRENT WCO 26355 A Intro - 4 bars;
* 4 bars;
* 4 bars
I’M CONFESSIN’ WCO 26356 A * 8 bars  (bridge)
1939 DEC 21
Thu
Broadcast
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Aircheck * 32 bars     
1939 DEC 24
Sun
“From Spirituals To Swing”
Concert
Carnegie Hall
NYC
Kansas City Six:
   Charlie Christian
   Lester Young - ts
   Buck Clayton - tpt
   Freddie Green - g
   Walter Page - b
   Jo Jones - d
GOOD MORNING BLUES Concert * 12, 12 bars
PAGING THE DEVIL Concert * 12, 12 bars
WAY DOWN YONDER
     IN NEW ORLEANS
Concert * 28 bars
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Concert * 32 bars
MEMORIES OF YOU Concert * 8 bars  (bridge)
I Got Rhythm Concert [rhythm guitar only]
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Concert Intro - 12 bars;
* 32 bars;
Riffs - 16, 8 bars + arpeg on brk.
Stompin’ at the Savoy Concert [rhythm guitar only]
Jam:
   Count Basie Orch,
   Goodman Sextet,  et al
OH, LADY BE GOOD Concert * 32, 32, 32 bars;
* 8 bars  (bridge)
1939 DEC 30
Sat
“Camel Caravan”
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet PICK-A-RIB Aircheck * 11 + 12 bars
1939 DEC 31
Sun
“Fitch Bandwagon”
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet TILL TOM SPECIAL Aircheck * 32 bars
1940 JAN 15
Mon
NBC Shortwave Broadcast
     to Scandinavia
Rockefeller Center
NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars
STAR DUST Aircheck * 32 bars.
1940 FEB 7
Wed
NYC
[Columbia]
Metronome All Star Band King Porter Stomp WCO 26489 x [rhythm guitar only]
WCO 26489 A [rhythm guitar only]
WCO 26489 B [rhythm guitar only]
Metronome All Star Nine ALL STAR STRUT WCO 26490 x * 12 bars  < breakdown >
WCO 26490 A * 12 bars;
Chords on bass solo - 12 bars
WCO 26490 B * 12 bars;
Chords on bass solo - 12 bars
Benny Goodman Sextet TILL TOM SPECIAL WCO 26494 A * 16, 8 bars
GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND WCO 26495 A * 12, 12 bars
WCO 26495 B * 12, 12 bars
1940 MAR 19
Tue
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
1940 APR 3
Wed
HOLLYWOOD
[Recorded by the
World Broadcasting System
for Columbia Records]
Benny Goodman Sextet THE SHEIK OF ARABY WCO 26718 A * 32 bars;
* 4 bars;  4 bars
WCO 26718 B * 32 bars;
* 4 bars;  4 bars
UNTITLED TUNE WCO (none) * 12 bars;
* 4-bar interlude
WCO (none) * 12 bars   < breakdown >
POOR BUTTERFLY WCO 26719 A * 8 bars  (“A” section)
WCO 26719 x [breakdown - no CC]
1940 APR 5
Fri
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet SOFT WINDS Aircheck
1940 APR 6
Sat
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
1940 APR 10
Wed
HOLLYWOOD
[Recorded by the
World Broadcasting System
for Columbia Records]
Benny Goodman Sextet I SURRENDER, DEAR WCO 26743 A * 16 bars   (“A/A” sections)
WCO 26743 B * 16 bars   (“A/A” sections)
WCO 26743 x [CC noodling + last 8 bars]
WCO 26743 y [breakdown - no CC]
GRAND SLAM
     (Boy Meets Goy)
     (Boy Meets Girl)
WCO 26744 A * 12, 12 bars
WCO 26744 B * 12, 12 bars
1940 APR 12
Fri
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet THE SHEIK OF ARABY Aircheck * 32 bars
1940 APR 13
Sat
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet SOFT WINDS Aircheck Chord intro - 4 bars, Theme;
Boogie riffs, Theme, Tag.
1940 APR 19
Fri
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet I SURRENDER, DEAR Aircheck * 16 bars     
1940 APR 26
Fri
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet THE SHEIK OF ARABY Aircheck * 32 bars
1940 APR 27
Sat
NBC Broadcast
“The Cocoanut Grove”
LOS ANGELES
Benny Goodman Sextet POOR BUTTERFLY Aircheck * 8 bars  (“A” section)
1940 APR 30
Tue
HOLLYWOOD
[Recorded by the
World Broadcasting System
for Columbia Records]
Fred Astaire with
Benny Goodman
     Orchestra and Sextet
JUST LIKE TAKING CANDY
     FROM A BABY
WCO 26809 X
WCO 26809 Y
WCO 26809 A Riffs w/ ens - 8 bars
1940 MAY 28
Tue
Mutual Broadcast
“Peacock Court”
The Mark Hopkins Hotel
SAN FRANCISCO
Benny Goodman Sextet SEVEN COME ELEVEN Aircheck * 32 bars
1940 JUN 4
Tue
Mutual Broadcast
“Peacock Court”
The Mark Hopkins Hotel
SAN FRANCISCO
Benny Goodman Sextet SIX APPEAL Aircheck * 16 bars
1940 JUN 11
Tue
HOLLYWOOD
[Recorded by the
World Broadcasting System
for Columbia Records]
Benny Goodman Sextet SIX APPEAL WCO 26940 B * 16 bars
WCO 26940 C * 16 bars
WCO 26940 x * 16 bars   <breakdown>
WCO 26940 A * 16 bars
WCO 26940 y * 16 bars   <breakdown>
WCO 26940 z [false start - no solo]
THESE FOOLISH THINGS WCO 26941 B Chord intro - 4 bars;
* 8 bars  (bridge)
WCO 26941 x Chord intro - 4 bars
   < breakdown >
WCO 26941 A Chord intro - 4 bars;
* 8 bars  (bridge)
GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP
     (Air Mail Special)
WCO 26942 A * 32 bars
WCO 26942 B * 32 bars
WCO 26942 C * 32 bars
1940 JUN 22
Sat
NBC Broadcast
Catalina Casino
Santa Catalina Island
Avalon, California
Benny Goodman Sextet HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Aircheck Intro - 12 bars;
* 32 bars
SIX APPEAL Aircheck * 16 bars
1940 JUN 25
Tue
HOLLYWOOD
[Recorded by the
World Broadcasting System
for Columbia Records]
Benny Goodman
     and his Orchestra
LI’L BOY LOVE WCO 26982 C [rhythm guitar only]
WCO 26982 B * 6 bars  (bridge)
   [2 bars by orch]
WCO 26982 x [false start - no solo]
WCO 26982 A * 6 bars  (bridge)
   [2 bars by orch]
1940 JUN 30
Sun
NBC Broadcast
Catalina Casino
Santa Catalina Island
Avalon, California
Benny Goodman Sextet AC-DC CURRENT Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 4 bars;
* 4 bars
1940 OCT 4
Fri
NYC
[Columbia]
Eddy Howard
Orchestra under direction
     of Teddy Wilson
Old Fashioned Love CO 28794-1 [rhythm guitar only]
STARDUST CO 28795-1 * 8 bars   (“A” section)
Exactly Like You CO 28796-1 [rhythm guitar only]
WRAP YOUR TROUBLES
     IN DREAMS
CO 28797-1 Chord intro - 4 bars
CO 28797-w Chord intro - 4 bars
CO 28797-x Chord intro - 4 bars
CO 28797-y Chord intro - 4 bars
CO 28797-z Chord intro - 4 bars
1940 OCT 28
Mon
Rehearsal
Columbia Studios
NYC
Charlie Christian
Benny Goodman - clt
Count Basie - p
Walter Page - b
Jo Jones - d
TUNE UP & BLUES Rehearsal * 8 bars   <false start>
Charlie Christian
Lester Young - ts
Buck Clayton - tpt
Count Basie - p
Freddie Green - g
Walter Page - b
Jo Jones - d
AD-LIB BLUES Rehearsal * 12, 12 bars;
Riffs w/ ts - 2; 10 bars,
Riffs - 10 bars (fade-out)
Charlie Christian
Lester Young - ts
Benny Goodman - clt
Buck Clayton - tpt
Count Basie - p
Freddie Green - g
Walter Page - b
Jo Jones - d
WHOLLY CATS Rehearsal * 12, 12, 12 bars
DICKIE’S DREAM
     (Charlie’s Dream)
Rehearsal * 16 bars   (“A/A” section)
I NEVER KNEW Rehearsal * 16, 8 bars  (pno on bridge)
DICKIE’S DREAM
     (Lester’s Dream)
Rehearsal * 16 bars   (“A/A” section)
1940 NOV 4
Mon
Democratic Rally Broadcast
Madison Square Garden
NYC
Charlie Christian
Benny Goodman - clt
Count Basie - p
Walter Page - b
Jo Jones - d
GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND Aircheck * 12, 12 bars;
Riffs behind clt - 8 bars
1940

NOV 7
Thu

NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman
     and his
Sextet
     featuring Count Basie
WHOLLY CATS CO 29027-W * 12, 12 bars
CO 29027-X * 12, 12 bars
CO 29027-Y * 12, 12 bars
CO 29027-z * 12, 12 bars   <breakdown>
CO 29027-1 * 12, 12 bars
CO 29027-2 * 12, 12 bars
ROYAL GARDEN BLUES CO 29028-3 * 8 bars;
* 8 bars
CO 29028-2 * 8 bars;
* 8 bars
CO 29028-1 * 8 bars;
* 8 bars
AS LONG AS I LIVE CO 29029-2 * 8 bars  (bridge)
CO 29029-1 * 8 bars  (bridge)
BENNY’S BUGLE CO 29030-v * 12, 4 bars   <breakdown>
CO 29030-W * 12, 12 bars
CO 29030-X * 12, 12 bars
CO 29030-y * 10 bars   <breakdown>
CO 29030-Z * 12, 12 bars
CO 29030-1 * 12, 12 bars
1940 NOV 19
Tue
“The Make Believe
     Ballroom”
Martin Block Show
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
BENNY’S BUGLE Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
WHOLLY CATS Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Aircheck Intro - 12 bars;
* 32 bars
1940 DEC 10
Tue
“We the People”
CBS Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
FLYING HOME Aircheck * 16, 8 bars  (pno on bridge)   
1940 DEC 19
Thu
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
BREAKFAST FEUD CO 29259-5 * 8 bars;  8 bars
CO 29259-x [breakdown - no solo]
CO 29259-4 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29259-3 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29259-y [breakdown - no solo]
CO 29259-z [false start - no CC]
CO 29259-2 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29259-1 * 8, 12 bars
I CAN’T GIVE YOU
     ANYTHING BUT LOVE
CO 29260-3 * 16 bars  (“A/B” section)
CO 29260-x
CO 29260-2 * 16 bars  (“A/B” section)
CO 29260-1 * 16 bars   (“A/B” section)
GONE WITH WHAT DRAFT
     (Gilly)
CO 29261-x * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
         <breakdown>
CO 29261-3 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
CO 29261-2 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
CO 29261-1 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
1940

DEC 25
Wed

Broadcast Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
WHOLLY CATS Aircheck * 12, 12 bars     
1941 JAN 15
Wed
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
     featuring Count Basie
BREAKFAST FEUD CO 29512-4 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29512-3 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29512-2 * 8, 12 bars
CO 29512-1 * 8, 12 bars
ON THE ALAMO CO 29513-1 * 8 bars   (“A” section)
I FOUND A NEW BABY CO 29514-2 * 32 bars
CO 29514-1 * 32 bars
GONE WITH WHAT DRAFT CO 29519-x
CO 29519-3 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
CO 29519-2 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
CO 29519-1 * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
1941 JAN 16
Thu
NYC
[Columbia]
The Charioteers
     w/ Charlie Christian
           Walter Page - b
           Jo Jones - d
I’ll Forget CO 29515-1 [rhythm guitar only]
Why Is a Good Gal So Hard to Find? CO 29516-1 [rhythm guitar only]
May I Never Love Again CO 29517-1 [rhythm guitar only]
Between Friends CO 29518-1 [rhythm guitar only]
1941 JAN 16
Thu
NYC
[Victor]
Metronome All Star Band Bugle Call Rag OA-060331-1 [rhythm guitar only]
ONE O’CLOCK JUMP
     (All Star Jump)
OA-060332-1 * 12 bars
1941 FEB 5
Wed
Reeves Sound
NYC
[Blue Note]
Edmond Hall
     Celeste Quartet
JAMMIN’ IN FOUR R 3459 * 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 bars,
Chords on bass solo - 12, 12 bars
EDMOND HALL BLUES R 3460 Chord intro - 4 bars
PROFOUNDLY BLUE R 3461-1 Chord intro - 4 bars,
* 12, 12, 12 bars
R 3461-2 Chord intro - 4 bars,
* 12, 12, 12 bars
CELESTIAL EXPRESS R 3462 Boogie riffs on clt solos
1941 FEB 10
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
WHOLLY CATS Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
Benny Goodman Sextet
& guest Red Norvo
+ Goodman Orch on ‘coda’
FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars  (over ens riffs)
1941 FEB 16
Sun
"Fitch Bandwagon"
NBC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
GONE WITH WHAT DRAFT Aircheck * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
1941 FEB 17
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
BREAKFAST FEUD Aircheck * 8 bars
1941

FEB 19
Wed

“America in Swingtime”
American Music Festival
WNYC Broadcast
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
ROSE ROOM Aircheck * 5 bars   < end of 24-bar solo >
FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars
THE BLUES Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
The Sheik of Araby Aircheck [rhythm guitar only]
Body and Soul Aircheck [ts solo w/ p, b, d]
GONE WITH “WHAT” WIND Aircheck * 12, 12 bars;
Riffs behind clt - 12 bars.
STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Aircheck Theme behind M.C.
     “Sa-voy” chords - 8 bars,
     chord riffs - 8 bars,
     * 8 bars,
     riffs - 8 bars,
     obbl - 3 bars   [sign-off]
1941 FEB 24
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
GONE WITH WHAT DRAFT Aircheck * 2 bars;  6 bars
   (on 12-bar cadenza)
1941 MAR 3
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
SIX APPEAL
     (My Daddy Rocks Me)
Aircheck * 16 bars
Benny Goodman
     and his Orchestra
SOLO FLIGHT
     (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk)
Aircheck Intro - 2 bars,
* 16, 16 bars   (“A” section),
* 16 bars         (“B” section),
* 8, 4 bars       (“A” section),
Coda - 2 bars.
1941 MAR 4
Tue
NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman
     and his Orchestra
SOLO FLIGHT CO 29865-1 Intro - 2 bars,
* 16, 16, 16 bars   (“A” section),
* 16 bars                (“B” section),
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section);
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section)
CO 29865-2 Intro - 2 bars,
* 16, 16, 16 bars   (“A” section),
* 16 bars                (“B” section),
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section);
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section)
1941 MAR 10
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
FLYING HOME Aircheck * 32 bars  (over ens riffs)
1941 MAR 13
Thu
Pre-Rehearsal Jam Session
Columbia Studios
NYC
Members of the
     Benny Goodman Sextet
RIFFIN’ AROUND
     [Waitin’ for Benny]
Jam Session * 176 bars.
[free improvisation]
A SMO-O-O-OTH ONE
     [Waitin’ for Benny]
Jam Session * 32 bars,
* 6 bars  (riffs);
* 10 bars;
* 4 bars.
I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT
     YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME
Jam Session * 25 bars   <cut off>

* 20, 32, 32, 32, 24;  2 bars.
ROSE ROOM Jam Session * 8 bars   (intro),
* 32 bars;
* 32, 32, 32 bars.
I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU Jam Session * 32 bars,
Chords behind ts - 8 bars;
* 8 bars.
BLUES IN B Jam Session * 12, 12, 12, 12, 12 bars.
1941

MAR 13
Thu

NYC
[Columbia]
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
A SMO-O-O-OTH ONE CO 29942-X * 8 bars  (bridge)
CO 29942-1 * 8 bars  (bridge)
CO 29942-2 * 8 bars  (bridge)
GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP
     (Air Mail Special)
CO 29943-2 * 32 bars
CO 29943-1 * 32 bars
1941 MAR 17
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
GOOD ENOUGH TO KEEP
     (Air Mail Special)
Aircheck * 32 bars
1941 APR 7
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
WHOLLY CATS Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
1941 APR 14
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
IDA, SWEET AS APPLE CIDER Aircheck * 32 bars;
* 4 bars  [free improv]
BREAKFAST FEUD Aircheck * 8, 12 bars
1941 APR 28
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
SONG OF THE ISLANDS Aircheck Intro - 4 bars,
* 16 bars
1941 MAY 1
Thu
“Shenandoah
Apple Blossom Festival”
Mutual Broadcast
ALEXANDRIA, VA
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
A SMO-O-O-OTH ONE
     (Moppin’ It Up)
Aircheck * 32 bars     
1941 MAY 5
Mon
“What’s New?
– The Old Gold Show”
NBC (WJZ)     NYC
Benny Goodman Sextet
+ Goodman Orch on ‘coda’
FLYING HOME Aircheck * 8 bars  (bridge)
1941 MAY 8
Thu
Jam Session
Recorded by Jerry Newman
“Minton’s Playhouse”
Nontet STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Jam Session Riffs behind ts - 24 bars,
Riffs behind tpt - 32 bars,
* 32, 32 bars;
Chords behind as - 10 bars,
* Group improv - 5 choruses,
Tag - 2 bars.
1941 MAY 12
Mon
Jam Session
Recorded by Jerry Newman
“Minton’s Playhouse”
Quintet TOPSY
     (Swing to Bop)
     (Charlie’s Choice)
     (In the Hall of the Mountain King)
Jam Session * 27, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 2 bars;
* 32, 32, 32 bars
STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Jam Session Theme w/ tpt - 12, 8 bars;
* 32, 32, 32 bars;
* 32, 32, 32 bars,
Chords behind tpt - 19 bars,
Tag w/ tpt - 4 bars.
1941 MAY Jam Session
Recorded by Jerry Newman
“Minton’s Playhouse”
Septet HONEYSUCKLE ROSE
     (Up on Teddy’s Hill)
Jam Session * 32, 32, 32, 32 bars;
* 8 bars  (bridge)
I GOT RHYTHM
     (Rhythm-a-ning)
     (Paging Dr. Christian)
     (Down on Teddy’s Hill)
Jam Session * 16, 32, 32 bars
1941 MAY Jam Session
Recorded by Jerry Newman
Monroe’s “Uptown House”
Sextet I GOT RHYTHM
     (Guy’s Got to Go)
Jam Session * 32, 32 bars
Octet STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY
     (Lips Flips)
     (On with Charlie Christian)
Jam Session * 32, 32, 16 bars
1941 MAY 28
Wed
“Monte Proser
     Dance Carnival”
Madison Square Garden
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
BENNY’S BUGLE Aircheck * 12, 12 bars
1941 JUN 6
Fri
“Monte Proser
     Dance Carnival”
Madison Square Garden
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
ROSE ROOM Aircheck Intro - 4 bars;
* 24 bars   (“A/B/A” sections)
1941 JUNE "Monte Proser
     Dance Carnival”
Madison Square Garden
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Orchestra
SOLO FLIGHT
     (Chonk, Charlie, Chonk)
Aircheck Intro - 2 bars,
* 16, 16, 16 bars   (“A” section),
* 16 bars                (“B” section),
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section);
* 8, 4 bars              (“A” section)
1941 JUNE “Monte Proser
     Dance Carnival”
Madison Square Garden
NYC
Benny Goodman
     and his Sextet
STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY Aircheck Theme w/ ens  (“Sa-voy” chords)
* 22 bars          < CUT OFF>

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