Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Charlie Christian plays "Stompin' At The Savoy" live, 1941





























This is a real treat!

The electric guitar has been around a bit. Charlie Christian, who played with Benny Goodman's orchestra, is considered to be the very first genuine electric guitarist.

He really had no one to copy!



Charlie Christian was born in Texas in 1916, and died of pneumonia in New York in 1942.

The Charlie Christian website.

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