THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION 180 pure virgin vinyl LPs in Gatefold packaging
Charlie Lee Byrd, born in Suffolk, Virginia, on September 16, 1925 (he died on December 2, 1999) was one of the first modern guitar players to believe in a re-insertion of the unamplified Spanish guitar in jazz. His earliest and strongest musical influence was Django Reinhardt, the famous Gypsy guitarist who, in his final years, had switched to the electric guitar. Presented here is the complete LP The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd, which showcases the guitarist in a trio format backed by bass and drums.
CHARLIE BYRD, guitar KETER BETTS, bass BUDDY DEPPENSCHMIDT, drums Note: “Django” is an unaccompanied guitar performance.
Edgewood Studios, Washington D.C., 1960.
01 TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE 02 MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT 03 SPEAK LOW 04 NUAGES 05 EVERYTHING I’VE GOT (BELONGS TO YOU) 06 MAKIN’ WHOOPEE 07 DJANGO 08 NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
01 THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN 02 RING THEM HARMONICS 03 TABOO 04 TO GINNY