Christian, Charles 'Charlie' Henry 29.jul.1916-2.mar.1942 USA Texas, Fannin County - NY, New York (tuberculosis)
jazz guitarist, of African descent, 1920-1930 grew up in Oklahoma City ; son of cafe manager Clarence Christian (1882-b1930) and cafe waitress Willie May Christian (1892) ; brother of Edward Christian (1907) and Clarence Christian jr (1912)

Title Parts

[J] Good enough to keep (Air mail special)
comp with Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Sextet, Charlie Christian. rec1939

[J] Solo flight (Chonk Charlie chonk)
comp with Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman Big Band, Charlie Christian. rec1940

[J] Swing to bop (Charlie's choice) (Topsy)
comp by Eddie Durham
Charlie Christian. rec1941

[J] Seven come eleven. Clarinet, 3 guitars, bass and drums
comp with Benny Goodman

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