- Released: September 24, 2002
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
This is a selection from the 4-CD box THE GENIUS OF THE ELECTRIC GUITAR.
Personnel: Charlie Christian (guitar); George Auld (tenor saxophone); Cootie Williams (trumpet); Benny Goodman (clarinet); Lionel Hampton (vibraphone); Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Johnny Guarnieri, Dudley Brooks (piano); Artie Bernstein (bass); Nick Fatool, Jo Jones, Harry Jaeger (drums).
Producer: John Hammond.
Compilation producers: Michael Brooks, Michael Cuscuna.
Recorded in 1939-1940. Includes liner notes by Les Paul and Brad Tolinski.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This eight-track sampler from Columbia's The Genius of the Electric Guitar box set offers a slice of the box to people who may be unsure of its overall worth. It is far from a definitive sampler, though. If you're a big Christian fan, buy the box; otherwise, the original (and still-available) Genius of the Electric Guitar is still the best way to go. ~ Jim Smith