This release features some of the best live recordings by the celebrated Benny Goodman Sextet featuring the legendary Charlie Christian.
Taken from rare radio broadcasts, they present the magic of Christians guitar during his short-lived three year music career, before he succumbed to tuberculosis in early 1942.
As a bonus, this edition presents four tracks taken from a jam session at Minneapolis Harlem Breakfast Club, presenting the Jerry Jerome Quartet with Charlie Christian on electric guitar (including extended solos), Frankie Hines on piano and the great Oscar Pettiford on bass (no drums).
01. STARDUST (2:28)
02. FLYING HOME (3:23)
03. ROSE ROOM (3:38)
04. SOUTH OF THE BORDER (3:34)
05. DINAH (3:08)
06. GONE WITH WHAT WIND (3:28)
07. THE SHEIK OF ARABY (3:58)
08. AC/DC CURRENT (2:27)
09. BENNYS BUGLE (3:42)
10. WHOLLY CATS (3:42)
11. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE (5:01)
12. FLYING HOME (3:14)
13. AIR MAIL SPECIAL (3:02)
14. IDA, SWEET AS APPLE CIDER (2:44)
15. BREAKFAST FEUD (2:58)
16. SONG OF THE ISLANDS (3:06)
17. BENNYS BUGLE (3:22)
18. SOLO FLIGHT (2:40)
19. I GOT RHYTHM [Version 1] (3:39) (*) Bonus Track
20. I GOT RHYTHM [Version 2] (3:39) (*) Bonus Track
21. STARDUST (5:45) (*) Bonus Track
22. TEA FOR TWO (5:02) (*) Bonus Track
Total time: 77:40 min.
Recorded in Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York, from 1939 to 1941.
Charlie Christian (g) and Benny Godman (cl) play in all tracks.
Personnel includes: Cootie Williams (tp), Lionel Hampton (vib), Georgie Auld, Jerry Jerome (ts), Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Johnny Guarnieri, Teddy Wilson (p), Oscar Pettiford, Artie Bernstein (b), Nick Fatool and Gene Krupa (d), among others.