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Limited Edition  (full score, no tab)
 
SHIVERS
 
mx  WCO 26354 A
 
DECEMBER  20,  1939     Wednesday Columbia Studios,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   A Quarter Note =   190 Time:   2:48
 
 
  4-Bar Intro  +  4  CHORUSES:
 
    4  bars  –  CC (Intro)
 
  16  bars  –  CC & ens (Theme Riffs)
      8  bars  –  clarinet
    8  bars  –  CC & ens (Theme Riffs)
 
  16  bars  –  vibes (over CC & clt riffs)
      8  bars  –  vibes
    8  bars  –  vibes (over CC & clt riffs)
 
  16  bars  –  CC  
      8  bars  –  clarinet
    8  bars  –  CC  
 
  16  bars  –  CC chord riffs (over ens Theme Riffs)
    8  bars  –  CC chord accents
    8  bars  –  CC chord riffs (over ens Theme Riffs)
 
 

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

Composed by: Charlie Christian - Lionel Hampton
 
©   VALDÉS   2/25/18


 

Guitar Score:

Intro & Theme

Riffs behind Vibes Solo

Guitar Solo

Out-Chorus Riffs  (over ensemble theme)

 



C&A:

Charlie Christian - Lionel Hampton composition:  Shivers

full-score guitar transcription pages  (without tablature)

Incidentally:
The intro, theme, plus a dozen more measures of this version of Shivers was used on the soundtrack of the October 2001 movie “Focus” starring Wm H Macy and Laura Dern.  In a 1944 anti-Semitic Brooklyn neighborhood, the milquetoast main character, Larry, is going out to water his overbearing, widowed mother’s lawn as we hear a fade-in of Charlie Christian’s guitar intro.  About 22 minutes into the film, the segment leads to an intensely poignant moment.  Stunningly unexpected and refreshing in a rather somber plot.
(based on an excellent novel by Arthur Miller)

 



 

 


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