VINTAGE LP RECORD Charlie Christian
New & Still Sealed in Cellophane
Title: Charlie Christian
Artists: Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman and Others
International Import: Giants of Jazz Sarabandas LPJT 13
Distributed by Saar srl, Milano, Italy 1984 Made in Italy
Total Approximate Shipping Weight: 320g
Description and Condition:
You are bidding on a VINTAGE LP RECORD Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson and others. This International import record was produced and distributed in 1984 and has never been played and is still sealed in original cellophane (see photos).
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Charles Henry "Charlie" Christian (July 29, 1916 – March 2, 1942) was an American swing and jazz guitarist.
Christian was an important early performer on the electric guitar, and is cited as a key figure in the development of bebop and cool jazz. He gained national exposure as a member of the Benny Goodman Sextet and Orchestra from August 1939 to June 1941.
His single-string technique combined with amplification helped bring the guitar out of the rhythm section and into the forefront as a solo instrument. John Hammond and George T. Simon called Christian the best improvisational talent of the swing era. In the liner notes to the 1972 Columbia album Solo Flight: The Genius of Charlie Christian, Gene Lees writes that "many critics and musicians consider that Christian was one of the founding fathers of bebop, or if not that, at least a precursor to it".
Christian's influence reached beyond jazz and swing — in 1990 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Christian was raised in Oklahoma City and was one of many musicians who jammed along the city's "Deep Deuce" section on N.E. Second Street. In 2006 Oklahoma City renamed a street in its Bricktown entertainment district "Charlie Christian Avenue".
In the late 1930s Christian had contracted tuberculosis and in early 1940 was hospitalised for a short period in which the Goodman group was on hiatus due to Benny's back trouble. Goodman was hospitalised in the summer of 1940 after the band's brief stay at Santa Catalina Island, California, where the group stayed when on the west coast.
Christian returned home to Oklahoma City, in late July 1940 before returning to New York City in September 1940. In early 1941, Christian resumed his hectic lifestyle, heading to Harlem for late-night jam sessions after finishing gigs with the Goodman Sextet and Orchestra in New York City. In June 1941 he was admitted to Seaview, a sanatorium on Staten Island in New York City. He was reported to be making progress, and Down Beat magazine reported in February 1942 that he and Cootie Williams were starting a band.
After a visit that same month to the hospital by tap dancer and drummer Marion Joseph "Taps" Miller, Christian declined in health and died March 2, 1942. He was 25 years old. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Bonham, Texas, and a Texas State Historical Commission Marker and headstone were placed in Gates Hill Cemetery in 1994. The location of the historical marker and headstone has been disputed.
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