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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

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I SURRENDER, DEAR
 
mx  WCO 26743 A
 
APRIL  10,  1940  *     Wednesday HOLLYWOOD
World Broadcasting System
[ for COLUMBIA Records ]   *
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   C Quarter Note =   92 Time:   2:54
 
 
  2  CHORUSES:
 
    16 bars  –  clarinet (Melody)
      8 bars  –  vibes
      8 bars  –  clarinet (Melody)
 
  16 bars  –  CC
      8 bars  –  piano
      8 bars  –  clarinet (Melody)
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Benny Goodman Sextet
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  BENNY GOODMAN clarinet
  LIONEL HAMPTON vibes
  JOHNNY GUARNIERI piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  NICK FATOOL drums
 
 

 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ CD ] Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 1, track 24)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 (disc 1, track 24)
    Sony/Legacy 93035 (disc 1, track 24)
 
 

 
  * Matrix assigned on  APRIL 16, 1940
  Recorded by the World Broadcasting System, Inc. (Hollywood)
  for the Columbia Recording Corp. (NYC)
 

Composed by: Harry Barris - Gordon Clifford
 
© VALDÉS   9/7/06

 


 

Transcription Page:     I Surrender, Dear  —  10 April 1940  (alternate take)

 



C&A:

Charlie Christian takes an excellent half-chorus solo on this alternate take of I Surrender, Dear —somewhat similar to the later master take but with longer strings of sixteenth notes and more open-string notes.  Love the opening phrase on this take.

On bar 2 there’s a familiar five-note figure that Charles would repeat at bar 8 of this take and again in the 2nd bar on the master take;  and at bar 4 he uses the same lick as he would on mm 7-8 of the later take.  At measure 5, he starts his Am run with a familiar staircase sequence and continues for three more bars of sixteenth notes transitioning flawlessly through several chord changes.  The two ascending arpeggios at bars 10 and 11 would again appear at the same respective places in the following take.  His riff at mm 14-15 is also employed as the sextet’s usual intro to Rose Room.

 



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