DB Hall of Fame

SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

DB Hall of Fame


 

OH, LADY BE GOOD
 
< Actual Take >
 
DECEMBER  24,  1939 Concert “FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING”
CARNEGIE HALL,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   G Quarter Note =   210 Time:   10:22
 
 
8-Bar Intro,  17  CHORUSES
 
 
 
    8 bars  –  piano (Intro) {Basie}
 
    1 chor  –  piano {Basie}
    1 chor  –  piano {Johnson}
    2 chor  –  tenor sax {Young}
    1 chor  –  piano {Sullivan}
    1 chor  –  piano {Lewis}
    1 chor  –  piano {Ammons}
 
    3 chor  –  CC {Christian}   < 1st CC solo >
 
    2 chor  –  trumpet {Edison}
    1 chor  –  piano {Henderson}
    1 chor  –  bass {Page}
    1 chor  –  bass {Bernstein}
 
  16 bars  –  ensemble
    8 bars  –  piano (bridge) {Henderson}
    8 bars  –  ensemble
 
  16 bars  –  ensemble
    8 bars  –  CC (bridge) {Christian}   < 2nd CC solo >
    8 bars  –  ensemble
 
 

 
Personnel:
 
  CHARLIE CHRISTIAN Guitar
  LESTER YOUNG tenor sax
  HARRY EDISON trumpet
  COUNT BASIE piano
  PETE JOHNSON piano
  JOE SULLIVAN piano
  MEADE LUX LEWIS piano
  ALBERT AMMONS piano
  FLETCHER HENDERSON piano
  WALTER PAGE bass
  ARTIE BERNSTEIN bass
  JO JONES drums
  NICK FATOOL drums
  +  reeds & brass fanfare from the Count Basie Band
 
 

 
Issued Recordings:     (complete take)

TT:  10:22

  CD:
    Charlie Christian • Volume 9 • 1939-1941  
      Masters of Jazz 2001 [FRA] MJCD 189 (track 8)
    Charlie Christian — Complete Live Recordings

[4-CD set]

      Definitive 2001 [AND] DRCD11177 (disc 2, track 10)
    Charlie Christian — Radioland • 1939-1941  
      Fuel 2000 2001 [USA] 302 061 167 2 (track 13)
    Charlie Christian:  First Master of the Electric Guitar

[4-CD set]

      JSP Records 2002 [ENG] JSP909 (disc 2, track 10)
    Charlie Christian

[2-CD long-book set]

      BD Jazz 2004 [FRA] JZBD022 (disc 2, track 10)
    Charlie Christian:  The Original Guitar Genius

[4-CD box set]

      Proper 2005 [ENG] PROPERBOX 98 (disc 3, track 16)
    Charlie Christian — Six Appeal  
      Proper 2005 [ENG] P1491 (track 16)
 
 
  Two other releases have the main 17 choruses intact but somehow lost the 8-bar piano intro:

TT:  10:14

  CD:
    From Spirituals to Swing

[3-CD box set]

      Vanguard 1999 [USA] 169/71-2 (disc 3, track 20)
    From Spirituals to Swing

[double-CD]

      Definitive 2001 [AND] DRCD11182 (disc 2, track 22)
 

Composed by: George Gershwin - Ira Gershwin
 
©   VALDÉS   9/30/99

 



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