Charlie Christian The Genius Of The Electric Guitar
Categories : Jazz
Released: January 17, 1990
The Genius Of The Electric Guitar
Charlie Christian is credited with being the first to use, and record, the electric guitar with a big band. Amazingly enough Charlie Christian played with Benny Goodman and many of the tracks on the album are from days with the Benny Goodman Band.
I like the whole album and buying the CD is a good idea as it is remastered from original.
I picked this guitarist and track to highlight his playing. There are no rough edges or effects so you have a clean jazz guitar. But if you listen you can hear the basics of the blues. Since this cut was recorded around 1939 it set the tone for the future.