DB Hall of Fame

SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

DB Hall of Fame


 

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

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   G Quarter Note =   210 Time:     9:47
( Actual Time: 10:22 )
 
 
8-Bar Intro,  8  CHORUSES,  31  Bars   <splice>   1  Bar,  7  CHORUSES
[ Charlie Christian’s 3rd chorus extracted ]
 
( Actual Performance:  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}
 
    1 chor  –  CC {Christian}   < 1st CC chorus >
 
  31 bars  –  CC {Christian}   < last bar of 2nd CC chorus omitted >
 
< splice >
    1  bar   –  CC {Christian}   < first 31 bars of 3rd CC chorus omitted >
 
    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}
    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:     (all of these releases omit the third chorus of CC’s first solo)

TT:  9:47

  LP:
    Spirituals to Swing

[2-LP box set]

      Vanguard 1959 [USA] VRS-8523/8524 (side 3, track 6)
    Spirituals to Swing, Vol. 2  
      Top Rank 1959 [ENG] 35/065 (side 1, track 6)
    Spirituals to Swing, Vol. 2  
      Fontana 1962 [ENG] TFL 5188 (side 1, track 6)
    Spirituals to Swing, Vol. 2  
      Fontana 1962 [ENG] FJL 402 (side 2, track 6)
    Spirituals to Swing: Carnegie Hall Concerts 1938/39 (II)  
      Amiga Jazz 1969 [GER] 8 50 061 (side 1, track 6)
    From Spirituals to Swing

[double-LP]

      Vanguard 1973 [USA] VSD-47/48 (side 3, track 6)
    From Spirituals to Swing

[double-LP]

      Vogue 1978 [ENG] VJD 550 (side 3, track 6)
 
  CD:
    From Spirituals to Swing

[double-CD]

      Vanguard 1987 [USA] VCD2-47/48 (disc 2, track 6)
    Charlie Christian • Volume 2 • 1939  
      Masters of Jazz 1992 [FRA] MJCD 29 (track 21)
    Charlie Christian Live • 1939-1941

[double-CD]

      Music Memoria 1992 [FRA] 87998 2 (disc 1, track 13)
    From Spirituals to Swing

[double-CD]

      Music Memoria 1992 [FRA] 88048 2 (disc 2, track 13)
    Charlie Christian • Volumes 1 - 4 • 1939-1940

[4-CD box set]

      Masters of Jazz 1993 [FRA] MJCD 9004 (disc 2, track 21)
    Lester Young — The Quintessence • 1936-1944

[double-CD]

      Frémeaux 1995 [FRA] FA 210 (disc 2, track 18)
    Charlie Christian — Blues in B

[double-CD triptych]

      Le Chant du Monde 2007 [FRA] 274 1459.60 (disc 1, track 14)
 

 
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