DB Hall of Fame

SOLO  FLIGHT

THE  CHARLIE  CHRISTIAN  LEGACY

DB Hall of Fame


 

OH, LADY BE GOOD
 
< 2nd spliced version >
 
DECEMBER  24,  1939 Concert “FROM SPIRITUALS TO SWING”
CARNEGIE HALL,  NYC
 

 
  32  BARS    (AABA) Key of   G Quarter Note =   210 Time:     5:13
( Actual Time: 10:22 )
 
 
8-Bar Intro,  4  CHORUSES   <splice>   1  CHORUS,  31  Bars   <splice>   1  Bar,  2  CHORUSES   <splice>   16  Bars
[ Charlie Christian’s 3rd chorus excised along with 7˝ other choruses ]
 
( 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}
 
< splice >
    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}
 
< splice >
    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:     (fragmented, 3rd CC chorus omitted)

TT:  5:13

  CD:
    Charlie Christian ‘Live’:  First Star of the Electric Guitar  
      Mr. Music 2015 [USA] MMCD-7040 (track 16)  *
       

*  Oh, Lady Be Good  is listed on the tray card as  “Honeysuckle Rose Jam” 

 

 
©   VALDÉS   8/30/16

 



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