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ONE HOUR MAMA
 
mx  25511-X
 
OCTOBER  31,  1939     Tuesday  AM LIEDERKRANZ HALL
  58th Street & Lexington Avenue,  NYC
  ( VOCALION Records )
 

 
  64-Bar “Blues”   (ABCB) Key of   C Quarter Note =   96 Time:   2:58
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  64-Bar  Vocal  +  4-Bar Coda:
 
    4  bars  –  CC & ensemble [Intro]  
 
    A 16  bars  –  vocal [Verse] (ABAB)
 
    B 16  bars  –  vocal [Chorus] (AABA w/ 4-bar stop-time bridge)
 
    C 16  bars  –  vocal [Bridge] (AAAA stop-time)
 
    B 16  bars  –  vocal [Chorus] (AABA w/ 4-bar stop-time bridge)
 
    4  bars  –  CC & ensemble [Coda]  
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  Ida Cox and her All-Star Band
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  EDMOND HALL clarinet
  HOT LIPS PAGE trumpet
  J.C. HIGGINBOTHAM trombone
  JAMES P. JOHNSON piano
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  LIONEL HAMPTON drums
  IDA COX vocal
 
 

Composed by: Porter Grainger
 
©   VALDÉS   6/10/19

 

Transcription Pending

One Hour Mama   –   31 October 1939   –   mx 25511-X   (“master” take)

Transcription Pending

 



C&A:

A slow song with no solos by Charlie Christian, but he can be heard on the intro and on the coda in single-string improvisation along with the ensemble.  Four takes of One Hour Mama have been released from the Vocalion Records session during Hallows’ Eve.


mx 25511-W   (rehearsal take)

This take is complete but shorter than the others due to not having the coda.


mx 25511-X   (“master” take)

Four-bar intro by the ensemble including Charlie Christian;  64-bar vocal;  and four-bar tag by Charles with the ensemble.


mx 25511-y   (breakdown)

This very short partial take begins breaking down halfway into the introduction and is halted just as the singer utters her first words;  ergo, intro only no vocal, no coda.


mx 25511-Z   (alternate take)

The routine on this take is the same as 25511-X.

 



 
Issued Recordings:
 
  [ LP ] Collector’s Classics CC 56 (side A, track 4) [ 25511-4 ]
 
  [ CD ] Affinity / Charly AFS 1015 (track 3) [ 25511-4 ]
  Definitive DRCD11176 (disc 1, track 13) [ -4 ]
  Document DOCD-5651 (track 5) [ take 4 ]
  Fabulous / Acrobat FABCD2052 (disc 2, track 6) [ — ]
 
 



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