Actor Hugh Laurie meets blues trombonist, Chris Barber


Actor and musician Hugh Laurie interviews one of his musical heroes, Chris Barber - a man he credits with introducing many black blues singers to UK audiences in the 1950s and '60s.

Internationally known as a traditional jazz trombone player, Barber says British audiences immediately loved performers like Muddy Waters who influenced the first generation of British pop bands when musicians like Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger started to imitate their sound.

Laurie says some of the music in his latest album, Didn't it Rain, is inspired by the musicians Barber introduced to British audiences.

The film from The One Show on 7 May 2013 includes archive footage of Champion Jack Dupree, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf and ends with a performance with Hugh Laurie on the piano, accompanied by Chris Barber on trombone.

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