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SIX APPEAL
 
mx  WCO 26940 A
 
JUNE  11,  1940   *     Tuesday HOLLYWOOD
World Broadcasting System
[ for COLUMBIA Records ]   *
 

 
  16-BARS   (ABCA) Key of   Fm Quarter Note =   142 Time:   3:18
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  7  CHORUSES:
 
    2  bars  –  CC (chord Intro)  
    2  bars  –  CC & clt (chord Intro)  
 
    16  bars  –  clarinet (Theme) (over vib counterpoint)
 
  16  bars  –  CC  
 
    16  bars  –  vibes   (over clt counterpoint)
 
    16  bars  –  clarinet  
 
    16  bars  –  bass  
 
    8  bars  –  CC & ens (riffs)  
    4  bars  –  CC & ens (cadenza)  
      4  bars  –  ens (interlude)  
 
    8  bars  –  CC & ens (roulade)  
    4  bars  –  CC & ens (cadenza)  
      2  bars  –  ens (coda interlude)  
    4  bars  –  CC & ens (coda) (chords as on Intro)
 
 

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

 
  * Matrix assigned on   JUNE 20, 1940.
  Recorded by the World Broadcasting System, Inc. (Hollywood)
  for the Columbia Recording Corp. (NYC)
 

Composed by: Charlie Christian - Benny Goodman
 
© VALDÉS   9/25/18


 

Six Appeal  —  11 June 1940  —  WCO 26940 A  (master)

        First Page:              Intro & Guitar Solo

        Second Page:      Riffs / Cadenzas / Coda

 



C&A:

Pianist Dudley Brooks was subbing for Johnny Guarnieri on this studio date so the piano solo was selected for elimination from the routine, presumably to accommodate the phonograph record time restrictions (or possibly because Brooks was not a jazz soloist – he was a very skilled pianist though).

Only the master take had ever been issued until release of the 4-CD guitar-amp box set in 2002.  The additional items had two more complete takes and three breakdowns, one of which did not have a CC solo.  So we have six intros but only five solos from this session.

Charlie Christian’s solos follow the same basic pattern on all takes but there are some comparatively interesting variations on the first eight measures;  the last eight are pretty much set from the very first take.

SIX APPEAL – Columbia Recording Session,  June 11, 1940

Take 1:  WCO 26940 y  (breakdown)

Take 2:  WCO 26940 B

Take 3:  WCO 26940 z  (false start)

Take 4:  WCO 26940 C

Take 5:  WCO 26940 x  (breakdown)

Take 6:  WCO 26940 A  (master)  78 Columbia 35553



 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 78 ] Columbia 35553 (b/w These Foolish Things)
 
  [ EP ] Columbia B-504 (side C, track 1)
    Philips 429 729 BE (side B, track 1)
 
  [ 10 ] Philips B 07 907 R (side B, track 3)
 
  [ LP ] Avan-Guard VSLP 213 (side A, track 6)
    CBS 2BP 220094 (side B, track 5)
    CBS 460612 1 (side A, track 6)
    CBS 52538 (side A, track 6)
    CBS 62.387 (side B, track 4)
    CBS 67233 (side B, track 5)
    CBS LSP 980 721-1 (side A, track 6)
    CBS / Sony 20AP 1456 (side B, track 4)
    CBS / Sony 56AP 674-6 (side C, track 5)
    CBS / Sony SOPM 155 (side B, track 4)
    CBS / Sony SOPZ4-6 (side C, track 5)
    Columbia CG 30779 (side B, track 5)
    Columbia CJ 40846 (side A, track 6)
    Columbia CL 652 (side B, track 4)
    Columbia G 30779 (side B, track 5)
    Coronet / CBS KLP 510 (side B, track 4)
    Philips BBL 7172 (side B, track 4)
 
  [ CD ] BD Jazz JZBD022 (disc 1, track 12)
    Black Bird Black Bird (track 3)
    Catfish KATCD196 (track 7)
    CBS 460612 2 (track 6)
    CBS / Sony 25DP 5301 (track 10)
    CDS RPCD 605 (track 19)
    Classics 1131 (track 12)
    Columbia 501646 2 (track 6)
    Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 2, track 1)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 (disc 2, track 1)
    Columbia CK 40846 (track 6)
    Columbia CK 91494 (track 6)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 2, track 14)
    Definitive DRCD11288 (track 6)
    Edel 0193692ERE (track 14)
    Giants of Jazz 53049 (track 6)
    Going for a Song GFS561 (track 8)
    History 20.1960-HI (vol. 9, disc 1, track 11)
    History 20.1969-HI (disc 1, track 11)
    Jazz Archives / EPM 15908 2 (track 9)
    Jazz Forever 67041 (track 9)
    Jazz Portraits 14545 (track 9)
    Jazz Roots 56059 (track 9)
    Le Chant du Monde 274 1459.60 (disc 2, track 1)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 44 (track 1)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 9004 (disc 4, track 1)
    Membran 222777 [see Album Index]
    Membran 222800 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232094 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232568 [see Album Index]
    Membran 233423 [see Album Index]
    Past Perfect 205798-203 (track 11)
    Primo / Proper PRMCD 6092 (disc 1, track 13)
    Proper P1489 (track 20)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 1, track 20)
    SME / Sony SRCS 9612 (track 6)
    Sony/Legacy 93035 (disc 2, track 1)
    Sony Music Media SMM 517115 2 (track 6)
    Topaz Jazz / Pavilion TPZ 1017 (track 13)
    Universe UV 129/2 (disc 1, track 17)
 
 

 



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