Charlie's Choice; Stompin' at the Savoy


Charlie Christian with the Minton's House Band. side 1: Charlie's Choice [part 3]; side 2: Stompin' at the Savoy [part 1] (Vox 16067), from the album, Charlie Christian Memorial (Vox VSP 302).
78 rpm. Tracks for this album were recorded in 1941 and issued by Vox in 1947.

This album features artwork by American painter, printmaker, and teacher, Daniel (Dan) Shapiro (1920-1982). He created the artwork for several albums including recordings by Louis Armstrong, Alex Wilder, Charlie Christian, Marlene Dietrich, Edith Piaf, and Richard Dyer Bennett. Shapiro’s works were first exhibited at the Cooper Union Art School in 1940 and 1941. He had much success with his solo shows in the 1960s at the University of California at San Francisco, Cellini Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Art, and Rice University in Houston.

Recording Date: 1941Release Date: 1947

Recording Artist: Christian, CharlieMinton's House BandManufacturer: Vox

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York

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Credit Line: Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0670.678Accession Number: 1978.0670Maker Number: VSP 30216067Catalog Number: 1978.0670.678

Object Name: sound recording

Physical Description: shellac (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_668403

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