Your music minute: about that electric guitar

Bob Wills was not the first bandleader to feature electric guitar. That honor would go to reedman Bennie Goodman. He had Charlie Christian thrust upon him by John Hammond. Goodman reluctantly gave him an audition; when it was over, he hired Christian on the spot. Ken Burns recreates the moment Christian split the atom at the 1:06 mark in The Velocity of Celebration on Kanopy. You can stream his music on Hoopla.

About Nichols Memorial Library

Institutional account for James E Nichols Memorial Library in Center Harbor NH.
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