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THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

DB Hall of Fame


 

 

WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS
(And Dream Your Troubles Away)
 
mx  CO 28797-1
 
OCTOBER  4,  1940     Friday Columbia Studios,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   B Quarter Note =   82 Time:   3:27
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  2  CHORUSES:
 
    4  bars  –  CC (Intro)
 
    32  bars  –  vocal
 
    16  bars  –  trumpet
    16  bars  –  vocal
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  “Orchestra under direction of Teddy Wilson”
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  BUD FREEMAN tenor sax
  EDMOND HALL clarinet
  BILL COLEMAN trumpet
  BENNY MORTON trombone
  TEDDY WILSON piano
  BILLY TAYLOR bass
  YANK PORTER drums
  EDDY HOWARD vocal
 
 
 

Composed by: Harry Barris  (lyrics by Ted Koehler & Billy Moll)
 
©   VALDÉS   10/6/18


 

Transcription Page:        Guitar Intro

 



C&A:

The last song recorded on Charlie Christian’s Columbia Records session backing singer Eddy Howard was Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams.  This one and two others were recorded with an octet under the direction of pianist Teddy Wilson.  The only song that CC soloed on, Star Dust, was pared down to a quintet.

Charles’ main contribution on Wrap… was an lovely, elaborate 4-bar intro – five takes but only one went beyond a false start and it’s the only take ever released.  Doesn’t matter, the guitar intros are virtually identical on all takes.  Trumpeter Bill Coleman is the only soloist on this song.

Die-hard guitarists should love this one – they get to use all their fingers, and thumb.



 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ 78 ] Columbia 35771 (b/w Exactly Like You)
    Columbia 37994 (b/w Howard/Adrian orch Mean to Me)
    Columbia C-158 (side 5)
 
  [ 10 ] Columbia CL 6067 (side A, track 3)
 
  [ CD ] Collectables COL-7591 (track 12)
    Columbia/Legacy C2K 52942 (disc 2, track 21)
    Definitive DRCD11122 (track 10)
    Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 2, track 20)
    Disconforme GV1359 (track 10)
    Fuel 2000 302 061 167 2 (track 10)
    Neatwork RP 2043 (track 4)
 
  Incomplete:
 

These releases are missing the first note of CC’s intro.

  [ CD ] Masters of Jazz MJCD 44 (track 8)
    Masters of Jazz MJCD 9004 (disc 4, track 8)
 

 



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