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Charlie Parker session details

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February 21, 1949 (7 items; TT = 12:21)
WPIX-TV Studio, New York NY
WPIX TV broadcast (B)
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Charlie Parker (as); Shorty Sherrock (tpt); Sidney Bechet (ss); Joe Bushkin (p); Chubby Jackson (b); George Wettling (d); Charles Delauney (ann)

1 Introduction (Charles Delaunay and Chubby Jackson) 0:50
2 Now's the Time (C. Parker) 2:32
3 Introduction (Chubby Jackson) 0:20
4 Lover (R. Rodgers-L. Hart) 2:57

Voiceover first 0:08
5 Introduction (Chubby Jackson) 0:21
6 I Can't Get Started (V. Duke-I. Gershwin) 2:52
7 Unknown Title (incomplete) [Blues Jam #1] 2:29


1 Introduction (Charles Delaunay and Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

2 Now's the Time
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

3 Introduction (Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

4 Lover
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

5 Introduction (Chubby Jackson)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

6 I Can't Get Started
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658

7 Unknown Title (incomplete)
CD: Stash STCD 21, Philology Volume 21 (W 851), Volume 49 (W 880), Rare Live Recordings RLR 88658


On "Lover" Parker is "accompanied" by tap dancer Teddy Hale. Parker does not solo on "I Can't Get Started."

Some film footage from this performance exists, including this shot of Parker, Chubby Jackson, and George Wettling.

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