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AS LONG AS I LIVE
 
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NOVEMBER  7,  1940     Thursday Columbia Studios,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   F Quarter Note =   118 Time:   3:15
 
 
  3  CHORUSES:
 
    16  bars  –  piano
      8  bars  –  clarinet
      8  bars  –  piano
 
    16  bars  –  trumpet
    8  bars  –  CC
      8  bars  –  trumpet
 
    16  bars  –  tenor sax
      8  bars  –  clarinet
      8  bars  –  piano
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Benny Goodman and his Sextet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  GEORGIE AULD tenor sax
  BENNY GOODMAN clarinet
  COOTIE WILLIAMS trumpet
  COUNT BASIE piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  HARRY JAEGER drums
 
 

Composed by: Harold Arlen  (lyrics by Ted Koehler)
 
©   VALDÉS   6/19/17


 

Transcription Page:     As Long as I Live    (master take)

 



C&A:

Short and Sweet and Lovely. Two 8-bar bridges, encased within trumpet solos, are the only surviving recordings of Charlie Christian solos on As Long as I Live:  studio master and alternate takes with the sextet on November 7, 1940.  The two solos, as expected, are quite different in conception other than a slight similarity in the brief F measure and also in the ending C7 on which he executes the master take (-1) in triplets and the first take in actual eights.  Two charming, distinct little gems.  Best of a long recording session.

 


 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 78 ] Columbia 35901 (b/w Benny’s Bugle)
    Columbia 36723 (b/w 1942 sextet Wang Wang Blues)
    Columbia C-102 (side D, track 8)
    V Disc 714B (p/w Benny’s Bugle)
 
  [ EP ] Columbia B-350 (side E, track 2)
 
  [ LP ] CBS 2BP 220094 (side C, track 2)
    CBS 62.581 (side B, track 7)
    CBS 67233 (side C, track 2)
    CBS / Sony 56AP 674-6 (side D, track 6)
    CBS / Sony SOPM 162 (side B, track 4)
    CBS / Sony SOPZ4-6 (side D, track 6)
    Columbia 33SX 1035 (side B, track 4)
    Columbia CG 30779 (side C, track 2)
    Columbia CL 500 (side B, track 4)
    Columbia G 30779 (side C, track 2)
    Columbia GL 500 (side B, track 4)
    Philips BBL 7178 (side A, track 3)
    Sunbeam SB-144 (side A, track 1)
    Time-Life STL-J05 (side E, track 4)
 
  [ CD ] ABM ABMMCD 1209 (track 17)
    Acrobat ACRCD 160 (track 17)
    Classics 1131 (track 21)
    Collectors’ Choice CCM 3592 2 (disc 1, track 9)
    Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 2, track 11)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 (disc 2, track 11)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 3, track 3)
    Edel 093692ERE (track 17)
    Fabulous / Acrobat FABCD352 (track 13)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 67 (track 4)
    Membran 232094 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232568 [see Album Index]
    Primo / Proper PRMCD 6092 (disc 1, track 18)
    Proper P1490 (track 7)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 2, track 7)
    Sony/Legacy 93035 (disc 2, track 11)
    Universe UV 129/2 (disc 1, track 21)
 

 



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