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  PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Selected Artist Biography - Charlie Christian
Charlie Christian grew up in a slum in Oklahoma City.
His father was a blind guitarist and singer, his brothers Edward and Clarence were musicians, and Christian himself built and played cigar-box "guitars" during his elementary school days.
Goodman, deeply impressed by Christian's playing, engaged him and soon featured him on weekly radio broadcasts and in recordings; before the year was over he was a nationally prominent jazz soloist.
www.pbs.org /jazz/biography/artist_id_christian_charlie.htm   (159 words)

  
 Charlie Christian -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian (29 July 1916 – 2 March 1942) was an American jazz guitarist and an innovator in the field of electric guitar.
Christian was influenced by early acoustic guitarists like jazzman Eddie Lang and bluesman Lonnie Johnson, both of whom expanded the guitar's role as a "rhythm section" instrument by using the guitar as a solo instrument.
Christian contracted tuberculosis and pneumonia, and died at the age of 25.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Charlie_Christian   (510 words)

  
 Charlie Christian: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian (July 29, EHandler: no quick summary.
Christian paved the way for the modern electric guitar sound that was followed by other pioneers, EHandler: no quick summary.
For this reason Christian was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[Click link for more facts about this topic] as an "Early Contributor".
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/charlie_christian.htm   (1283 words)

  
 Charlie Christian: Genius of the Electric Guitar - PopMatters Music Review
But Christian took over 40 choruses and the song went on for about 43 minutes to the sheer delight of the audience (these were the days before Warhol doomed us to a mere 15 minutes of fame).
Christian was impressed by Young's use of unusual chords and his guitar solos frequently sounded like another horn.
By the last disc, Christian's anticipation of bop indicates that he had the potential for iconic status, such as Charlie Parker and later, Miles Davis enjoyed in their lifetimes and beyond, had he a longer period of creative output.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/c/christiancharlie-genius.shtml   (858 words)

  
 SoundStage! Charlie Christian - The Genius of the Electric Guitar
Goodman had been unimpressed by Christian's audition earlier that day, but Christian's performance with the band that night sparked a 47-minute jam, and he was hired on the spot.
Christian was quick, he swung hard, and he had a very sophisticated approach to rhythm.
Christian’s solo on each is vastly different from the others, and the variations in the feel and approach of each take give you some insight into how these musicians brought their vision into focus.
www.soundstage.com /music/reviews/rev491.htm   (925 words)

  
 WHAT'S HOT WITH JAZZ GUITAR (Guitar News Weekly #184, March 11, 2002 - (c) GuitarSite.com)
Charlie Christian is regarded as one of the originators of modern Jazz guitar and was an immense influence on those that followed in his footsteps.
Charlie Christian was born on July 29, 1916 in Dallas Texas and was raised in Oklahoma City.
Christian and his two sons formed a quartet--by this time Charlie had acquired a real guitar (his first one was made from a cigar box as a young boy of about twelve years old).
www.guitarsite.com /newsletters/020311/5.shtml   (697 words)

  
 Charlie Christian Guitar Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Christian’s up-tempo single-note lines point unerringly to the future of jazz guitar and the bebop movement.
Charlie solos over one full chorus of the tune’s 32-bar aaba structure in D flat.
Charlie’s favorite chromatic encircling motive is played consistently, six times in the solo in measures 2, 3, 10, 14, 19, and 23.
www.riffinteractive.com /expguitar/CharlieChristian_Lesson.htm   (765 words)

  
 Charlie Christian Quotes
I listened to (Charlie Christian's records) real good, and I knew that everything done on his guitar could be done on mine.
Charlie's playing was so strong and clean that memorising the notes was not so difficult so I just had to work out the fingerings for the phrases.
Christian made music important to me. I rearranged the schedule at my shop so I could work nights and listen to band remotes (broadcasts)....Christian was the one who got me going.
www.gould68.freeserve.co.uk /charliecq.html   (757 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Genius of the Electric Guitar: Music: Charlie Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian was dead of TB at 25, but his impact on modern jazz in general and electric guitarists in particular is incalculable.
Charlie Christian is one of the fathers of the electrical guitar.
This is Charlie Christian sneaking in the back door of the biggest stage available in popular music at the time and hi-jacking American culture from the facile and the banal back to solid musicianship, compelling (while seemingly effortless) syncopation, an expanded tonal palate without sacrificing a steady blues sensibility.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000026C8?v=glance   (1220 words)

  
 Charlie Christian : The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia) - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian : The Genius of the Electric Guitar (Columbia)
Charlie Christian's tragic death at the age of 23 is a firmly entrenched fact of jazz mythology.
Nevertheless, The Genius of the Electric Guitar is a fine introduction, not just to Charlie Christian's brilliant and all-too-brief career, but to jazz guitar in general.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,64738,00.html   (285 words)

  
 Charlie Christian
Charlie Christian was an innovative American jazz guitar player who, in his short career, had a profound effect on the way the instrument was played.
For this reason, Charlie Christian was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
Though there are sketchy accounts of Christian using Harmony, Vega and National guitars, his primary guitars were Gibson ES (Electric Spanish) models manufactured in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
www.zapguitar.com /guitar_charlie_christian.cfm   (394 words)

  
 SOLO FLIGHT  (Home Page)
An album of photographs of Charlie Christian, his family, friends, and fellow musicians.
A biographical outline of the life of Charlie Christian.
“A Charlie Christian Bibliography” is a complete bibliography less the transcription publications detailed in the solos bibliography.
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 Charlie Christian Jazz Guitar Tabs : Licks
Charlie Christian was the first important electric guitarist and although he played in swing bands mostly, he was very much influenced by bebop players.
Unfortunately Charlie Christian died at the early age of 25 after contracting tuberculosis.
1) This is a lick Charlie played on 'I Found a New Baby' from the CD Box 'Charlie Christian : the Genius of the Electric Guitar'.
www.jazzguitar.be /charlie_christian_licks.html   (179 words)

  
 Charlie Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian (1916—1942) was the founding father and primary architect of the modern jazz guitar style.
With Christian, the electric guitar became a distinct solo voice; equivalent to a saxophone, trumpet or clarinet, and capable of the same levels of expressiveness and intensity.
Christian’s legacy today is larger and more pervasive than ever, and his contributions more profound and revered.
www.riffinteractive.com /expguitar/CharlieChristian1.htm   (156 words)

  
 Texas Monthly: Texas Music Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the early thirties Christian had become accomplished enough to have acquired a manufactured guitar, for he was accepted into regional or territory bands, as they are called, led by such respected musicians as Anna Mae Winburn and Alphoso Trent.
By 1937 Christian was experimenting with amplifying his guitar to be heard above the noise of the audience and the other instruments.
By 1941 Christian was suffering from tuberculosis, but took no rest.
www.texasmonthly.com /ranch/source/86379445627770/86379445927770.html   (419 words)

  
 Guitar Masters: Charlie Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Charlie Christian’s big-time career lasted only 23 months.
Christian died of pneumonia, in his early 20s, on March 2, 1942.
Charlie recorded prolificately during his short professional career.
guitar-masters.com /Masters/Profile-Christian.html   (129 words)

  
 Think Christian: Blogging about the intersection of faith and culture.
Yet in the midst of all the suffering, Christians are trying to care for the oppressed and are calling for change:
In other words, Christian writers are falling into the trap of simply dressing up and repeating their own beliefs, rather than using those beliefs to inform their exploration of the world and human behavior.
Christian talk-show host Reuben Armstrong has Christians—and non-Christians— talking with his new self-published book Snakes in the Pulpit.
www.thinkchristian.net   (1879 words)

  
 Charlie Christian - CONNECT, Powered By Sony
It can be said without exaggeration that virtually every jazz guitarist that emerged during 1940-65 sounded like a relative of Charlie Christian.
The first important electric guitarist, Christian played his instrument with the fluidity, confidence, and swing of a saxophonist.
Although technically a swing stylist, his musical vocabulary was studied and emulated by the bop players, and when one listens to players ranging from Tiny Grimes, Barney Kessel, and...
musicstore.connect.com /artist/100/056/7/1000567.html   (105 words)

  
 Charlie Christian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Best of Charlie Christian A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of the Father of Modern Jazz Guitar.
Charlie Christian - The Definitive Collection Performed by Charlie Christian.
Charlie Christian - Second Edition Solo Flight - The Seminal Electric Guitarist.
www.playjazzguitar.com /player-source/charlie_christian.html   (60 words)

  
 Charlie Christian Discography
Charlie Christian (g); Artie Bernstein (b); Nick Fatool (d).
Charlie Christian (g); Artie Bernstein (b); Nick Fatool (d).9/10/39.
Charlie Christian (g); Artie Bernstein (b); Gene Krupa (d).
www.gould68.freeserve.co.uk /charliecd.html   (1462 words)

  
 Charlie?? - Christian Recovery Forums
I have only JUST discovered this thread, and as always when one comes in at this point it's almost too hard to follow or get the gist of where it started.
This is a place where you will find a lot of VERY broken vessels, wounded, (deeply), by the christian "paint brush" that you appear to be trying to 'tar' some with here.
As I said I missed most of this so I may be way off the mark........
www.christianrecovery.com /vb/showthread.php?p=11991   (362 words)

  
 Charlie Christian
Charlie Christian Guitar Tab at ActiveGuitar.com - a list of guitar tablature at ActiveGuitar.com, with interactive on-line guitar lessons, guitar tablature, and much more.
Charlie Christian: Rhapsody has all the latest music by Charlie Christian, including popular playlists, picture galleries, music videos and the biggest online music catalog.
Charlie Christian The Genius Of The Electric Guitar Radio Broadcasts 1939-1941 Radioland 1939-1941 The Genius Of The Electric Guitar After Hours Immortal Charlie Christian Vol.
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 MySpace.com - Andrew Christian - 29 - Male - LOS ANGELES, California - www.myspace.com/andrewchristianclothing
Andrew Christian is featured on the cover and interviewed in the new issue of
This is a slideshow of all of the Collection 1 Andrew Christian Underwear line.
Andrew Christian design of Men's Fashions, including T-Shirts, Shorts, Swimwear and Underwear was interviews on KVBC News 3 Las Vegas during Magic Feb 2007.
www.myspace.com /andrewchristianclothing   (1091 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Charlie Christian: Books: Peter Broadbent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Best of Charlie Christian : A Step-by-Step Breakdown of the Styles and Techniques of the Father of Modern Jazz Guitar (Guitar Signature Licks) by Wolf Marshall
This book is a great reference for anyone interested in the recoding history of Charlie Christian.
Charlie Christian is THE seminal electric jazz guitarist.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1872639216?v=glance   (825 words)

  
 Christian Web Ministry
Since I have become a born again Christian, I have been inspired, at various times, by the Holy Spirit, to write some things that people tell me are thought provoking and sometimes inspirational.
All sections will be updated from time to time as the Spirit leads me on my Christian journey Home.
But, I do strive to follow where the Holy Spirit leads me. This inspiration of the Spirit is available to all Christians, if we will only be still and listen.
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 The Anger of Compassion
Charlie Christian - Legend of the Jazz Guitar
Swing to Bop: The Music of Charlie Christian
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 Charlie Christian: Legend of the Jazz Guitar
A summary of Charlie's brief but productive life.
Transcriptions and Real Audio files of some of Charlie's solos.
Discuss Charlie and his music with other fans and researchers.
www3.nbnet.nb.ca /hansen/Charlie/main.htm   (55 words)

  
 Charlie Christian MP3 Downloads - Charlie Christian Music Downloads - Charlie Christian Music Videos
Charlie Christian MP3 Downloads - Charlie Christian Music Downloads - Charlie Christian Music Videos
Although technically a swing stylist, his musical vocabulary was studied and emulated by the bop players, and when one...
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 Charlie Christian Tabs: 42 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs - Tabs Search Engine
Charlie Christian Tabs: 42 Tabs Total @ 911Tabs - Tabs Search Engine
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