Charlie Christian

The History of Guitar in America: Charlie Christian

Episode 8

Episode date - March 15, 2024

How Music Changed

    This show features one of the most instrumental (pun intended) soloists of all time, a guitarist who influenced virtually everything that came after him, and he did this with a career that lasted barely three years.

    As this series (hopefully) has conveyed, Charlie Christian was not the first person to play an electric guitar, but he was certainly the most important and influential player of his time, with a style that still reverberates today (that pun was NOT intended). Christian a show unto himself, so here it is. 

    Featured tracks include:

    Flying Home – The Benny Goodman Sextet

    Air Mail Special – The Benny Goodman Sextet

    Rose Room – The Benny Goodman Sextet

    Breakfast Feud – Benny Goodman Sextet

    Solo Flight – Charlie Christian w/ Benny Goodman

    Tea for Two – Charlie Christian

    Boy Meets Goy/Girl – Grand Slam – Charlie Christian

    Stompin’ at the Savoy (Jam) - Live at Minton’s Playhouse

    Swing to Bop (Jam) – Live at Minton’s Playhouse

    Channel 30 - The History of Guitar in America 1922-1962