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Today’s Music: Charlie Christian

Jazz electric guitar genius Charlie Christian was born today in 1916. ┬áIn his short life (he died at the age of 25 in 1942), he helped make the guitar a lead instrument through his use of a Gibson ES-150 with … Continue reading

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Today’s Music: Benny Goodman, Charlie Christian Two-Fer, “Solo Flight” and “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise” (1941)

Today is Benny Goodman’s birthday (b. 1909; d. 1986). The cut below features both the Benny Goodman Orchestra and the Benny Goodman Quartet with Charlie Christian. Benny wasn’t known as the “King of Swing” for nothing, and Charlie is the … Continue reading

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