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BREAKFAST FEUD
 
Aircheck
 
APRIL  14,  1941     Monday “WHAT’S NEW? – THE OLD GOLD SHOW”
NBC Radio Network / WJZ
Manhattan Center,  NYC
 

 
  12-BAR  BLUES Key of   B♭ Quarter Note =   218 Time:   3:00
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  13  CHORUSES  +  4-Bar Tag:
 
      4  bars  –  piano (Intro)
 
    24  bars  –  trumpet w/ CC & ensemble (Theme)
 
    24  bars  –  trumpet (over CC & ens riffs)
 
    24  bars  –  clarinet
 
    24  bars  –  piano (over ens riffs)
 
    4  bars  –  CC & ensemble (Refrain)
    8  bars  –  CC
  12  bars  –  CC
 
      4  bars  –  CC & ensemble (Refrain)
      8  bars  –  tenor sax
    12  bars  –  tenor sax
 
    12  bars  –  trumpet w/ CC & ensemble (Theme)
 
    4  bars  –  CC & ensemble (improvised Coda)
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Benny Goodman and his Sextet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  GEORGIE AULD tenor sax
  BENNY GOODMAN clarinet
  COOTIE WILLIAMS trumpet
  JOHNNY GUARNIERI piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  DAVE TOUGH drums
 
 

Composed by: Charlie Christian - Cootie Williams
 
© VALDÉS   4/17/2019


 

Transcription Page:     Breakfast Feud        14 April 1941

 



C&A:

This aircheck of Breakfast Feud is reinstated to its usual 13 choruses.  And the piano intro from the early studio takes is back … however, the recording has a rather noisy and skippy start (it’s really not that bad – hardly worse than the rest of it) and Johnny Guarnieri’s intro has been excised (as has the applause at the end) on all releases to date (woulda been better to leave it in).

The poor quality of the recording does not detract from the brilliance of the guitarist’s solo.  There’s more blues on this final version than on the typical Breakfast Feud.  It’s a beauty.

Even though it ends a bit awkwardly (hardly noticeable), there’s a nifty long run in the middle four bars (mm 5-8) of the second chorus – it sounds like it was supposed to connect with the two-bar phrase that follows but it still works well.

  LISTEN   Guitar Solo / Riffs & Coda:


 
Issued Recordings:
 
  Incomplete:
  All releases are missing the piano intro.
 
  [ LP ] Spook Jazz SPJ 6602 (side B, track 3)
    Windmill WMD 196 (side B, track 6)
 
  [ CD ] Definitive DRCD11177 (disc 3, track 3)
    Definitive DRCD11386 (track 15)
    JSP Records JSP909 (disc 4, track 3)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 75 (track 5)
    Norma NOCD5657 (track 18)
    Suisa JZCD 379 (track 13)
 

 



 

 


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