Explore the riffs, solos, and sounds of the original electric jazz guitar virtuoso with this in-depth analysis of 8 songs. Hugely influential on his contemporaries and later generations of musicians, Charlie Christian set the standard for jazz guitar with his unique swing style, riffs, and soloing ability. Through a detailed breakdown of several songs, experts explore the elements that contributed to Christian's inimitable sound. Songs include: "Solo Flight," "Gone with What Wind," "Till Tom Special," "Grand Slam," "Air Mail Special," "Seven Come Eleven," "Benny's Bugle," and "Shiver."
First, a few myths get cleared up by the very existence of this box, which goes far beyond the original Columbia compilations with the same name. For starters, Columbia goes a long way to setting the record straight that Charlie Christian was not the first electric guitarist or the first jazz guitarist or the first electric guitarist in jazz. For another, they concentrate on only one thing here: documenting Christian's seminal tenure with Benny Goodman's various bands from 1939-1941. While in essence, that's all there really is, various dodgy compilations have been made advertising Christian playing with Lester Young or Lionel Hampton.
12 of Christian's classic tunes including: Seven Come Eleven * Air Mail Special * Grand Slam * Solo Flight.
Just Charlie is the fifth studio album by singer Charlie Wilson. It was released on December 3, 2010. It features the hit single, "You Are", which garnered Wilson with a career high debut on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs, and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary Chart. "You Are" remained No. 1 for 13 weeks on the Billboard UAC Chart and No. 1 for 15 weeks straight at the Mediabase equivalent, climbing to No. 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, No. 7 on the Heatseeker Songs chart, No. 19 on the Christian Songs chart, and No. 64 on Radio Songs chart. Singer Fantasia is the only featured guest on the album, who appears on a remake of the famous Roger Troutman classic, "I Want to Be Your Man". The album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 19 and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B Album chart selling 57,286 copies in its first week.