Wednesday, 5/12/10

by musicclipoftheday

Is the greatest electric guitar player of all time a guy who died in 1942?

Charlie Christian, July 29, 1916-March 2, 1942

“Waiting for Benny” (1941 [recorded at a Benny Goodman session, while the engineers were testing the equipment])

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Live, New York (Minton’s), 1941

“Swing To Bop”

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“Stompin’ at the Savoy”

lagniappe

TV news piece, Oklahoma City, 2007 (following CC’s induction into the Jazz Hall of Fame)