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THESE FOOLISH THINGS
 
mx  WCO 26941 A
 
JUNE  11,  1940   *     Tuesday HOLLYWOOD
World Broadcasting System
[ for COLUMBIA Records ]   *
 

 
  32-BARS   (AABA) Key of   E Quarter Note =   78 Time:   3:08
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  1 ¾  CHORUSES:
 
    4 bars  –  CC & clarinet (Chord Intro behind clt)
 
    16 bars  –  clarinet (over vib & pno obbl)
    8 bars  –  CC (over vib obbl)
      8 bars  –  clarinet (over vib & pno obbl)
 
      8 bars  –  vibes (over clt & pno obbl)
      8 bars  –  clarinet (over pno obbl) [bridge]
      8 bars  –  clarinet (over pno & vib obbl) [ritard last 2 bars]
 
 

 
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: Eric Maschwitz (aka Holt Marvell) - Jack Strachey
 
© VALDÉS   11/7/01


 

Transcription Page:     These Foolish Things   (master take)

 



C&A:

The three takes of These Foolish Things comparatively demonstrate how Charlie Christian developed his four-bar chord introduction.

The second take breaks down before the guitar solo, but juxtaposing the first (alternate) and third (master) takes fairly reveals the evolution of CC’s eight-bar solo.  The first six measures are Charles’ extreme reworking of the melody.  The uncommon phrasing at bar 21 (fifth measure of the solo) is singularly unique and virtually identical in both.  The last two bars (different on both takes) are typical CC phrases.



 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 78 ] Columbia 35553 (b/w Six Appeal)
    Columbia 37512 (b/w Till Tom Special)
 
  [ LP ] CBS P5 15536 (side C, track 4)
    CBS / Sony 56AP 674-6 (side C, track 6)
    CBS / Sony SOPZ4-6 (side C, track 6)
 
  [ CD ] CBS 465679 2 (track 11)
    Chestnut CN1003 (track 15)
    Classics 1131 (track 13)
    Collectables COL-9558 (track 4)
    Columbia/Legacy AC4K 65564 (disc 1, track 17)
    Columbia/Legacy C4K 65564 (disc 1, track 17)
    Columbia CK 45144 (track 11)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 2, track 15)
    Frémeaux FA 218 (disc 1, track 12)
    Japan Jazz Club EGR 2001 (track 11)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 44 (track 2)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 9004 (disc 4, track 2)
    Masters of Jazz R2CD 8004 (disc 1, track 15)
    Membran 232094 [see Album Index]
    Membran 232568 [see Album Index]
    Past Perfect PPCD 78114 (track 10)
    Past Perfect PPCD 78122 (track 8)
    Proper P1489 (track 19)
    Proper PROPERBOX 98 (disc 1, track 19)
    Sony/Legacy 93035 (disc 1, track 17)
    Sony Music A 28427 (track 4)
    Universe UV 129/2 (disc 1, track 15)
    Warner Music France 3007-2 (track 15)
 
 

 



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