On David Grismans Acoustic Oasis site there is a free downlod for every day. The download of today is a recording of the jazz title Perdido played by George Barnes.
This download will only be available until tomorrow morning, but the videos of this song that I have found on youtube and the videos with music played by George Barnes will be available for a longer period.
George Barnes was according to Wikipedia the first artist who recorded an electric guitar:
The first recording of an electric guitar was by jazz guitarist George Barnes who recorded two songs in Chicago on March 1st, 1938: “Sweetheart Land” and “It’s a Low-Down Dirty Shame” with Big Bill Broonzy. Many historians incorrectly attribute the first recording to Eddie Durham, but his recording with the Kansas City Five was not until 15 days later. Durham introduced the instrument to Charlie Christian.
I have made a playlist with music played by George Barnes:
Now some videos of Perdido, which has been recorded in 1941 by Duke Ellington for the first time, and which was big success two years later. On http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/perdido.htm you can read:
On December 3, 1941, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded “Perdido” for Standard Radio Transcription Services, a company that provided leased programming to radio stations. It is their January 21, 1942, recording of the song on the Victor label, however, that is regarded as their original recording. A modest hit, “Perdido” entered the pop charts on May 22, 1943, rising to number twenty-one.
Duke Ellington – Perdido (1964)
UK TV concert -featured Paul Gonsalves
Ellington – Perdido
Great live performance of Perdido. Be sure to keep an eye on Paul Gonsalvez 🙂
Perdido-“Duke Ellington”-“Django Rienhardth”-“Gypsy Music”
“jazz guitar””georgic” & “shant” “georgic avanesian”playing perdido “Gypsy jazz ” Style. “Duke Ellington” played this tune so many ways that it could be anybody’s tune.This is in the style of “Django Rienhardth”.
(… the name should of course be spelled: Django Reinhardt)
BALEARICUS I – PERDIDO ( Duke Ellington)
Wikipedia George Barnes (Eng.): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Barnes_%28musician%29
ClassicJazzGuitar.com about George Barnes (very informative): http://classicjazzguitar.com/artists/artists_page.jsp?artist=6
Information about the song Perdido: http://www.jazzstandards.com/compositions-0/perdido.htm