Charlie Christian Youtube Jazz Guitar

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 | Guitar Legends, Jazz Guitar, Youtube

When Charlie Christian first played the electric guitar in the late 30′s anbd early 1940′s, when most people heard it they did not realise that it was an electric guitar, it was a new phenomena.  This youtube video is not Charlie Christian playing live, it is a series of photographs, but the recording of him playing Stomping at the Savoy live in 1941 is of great historical interest to guitar players.  So many of the great jazz plays fashioned their style on Charlie Christian.  He died very young, just like Hendrix did.  His impact is not widely recognised outside of jazz guitar circles.

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4 Comments to Charlie Christian Youtube Jazz Guitar

Robin Haney
February 7, 2009

Hey, I linked to your site on my blog. Let me know if you would like to link back and start a link exchange.

E-mail me for more info.

Thanks.

Jake Edwards
February 13, 2009

Hey that`s just GREAT to hear Christian live…

…he must be considered a progenitor of influence ranging from Chet Atkins through to Alvin Lee. DO you have any Django in the pipe ? That punctuated bop free jazz Kerouacian poetry is cooking.

acoustic
February 13, 2009

As a professional guitar player who has played for close on 40 years, I don’t usually link to other sites unless they are real players and great ones. I suggest if you comment on blogs that you write quality comments that add value to the site and also show that you have some sort of skill that would entice visitors

My acousticguitar sites have had close on a quarter of a million visitors

http://acousticguitarist.wordpress.com

http://the-guitarplayer.com

But I will put a link from this site

Regards Tony

Doug Pologe
July 11, 2009

That must be the first time that I’ve ever heard his playing; how creative and intense!

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