Solo Flight

Charlie Christian was the first superstar of the electric guitar, ultimately paving the way for future greats like Wes Montgomery and Jimi Hendrix. As his childhood friend Ralph Ellison said, “With Christian, the guitar found its jazz voice!” This is the story of his remarkable rise and fall, and the significance of his contributions.

Playlist

“Wholly Cats” Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman

“Solo Flight” Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman

“Blue Devils Blues” Walter Page’s Blue Devils with Hot Lips Page, trumpet

“Swingin’ the Blues” Lester Young with Count Basie

“Good Mornin’ Blues” Charlie Christian and Lester Young, Kansas City Six

“Rose Room” Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman

“Flying Home” Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman

“Pagin’ the Devil” Charlie Christian and Lester Young with Kansas City Six

“Swing to Bop (Topsy)” Charlie Christian

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Published January 6th, 2019 by Bob Hecht

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