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Chris Barber

Chris Barber is one of Britain's best-loved bandleaders. He joins Alyn Shipton to select highlights of his recordings from 1953 to the present, not only featuring his own bands, but also his collaborations with Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Louis Jordan, John Lewis and many other visiting Americans.

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Sat 10 Oct 2009 16:00

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  • Chris Barber - Bourbon Street Parade

    Composer: Barbarin Performers: Pat Halcox, Teddy Fullick, t; Dick Cook, e-flat cl; Ian Wheeler, as; John Crocker, ts; Chris Barber, Roy Maskell, tb; John Beecham, tu; Norman Emberson, Sn dr; Freddie Kohlman, b dr. 1980

  • Ken Colyer's Jazzmen

    Isle of Capri

    Composer: Grosz/Kennedy Performers: Ken Colyer, t; Monty Sunshine, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Lonnie Donegan, bj; Ji Bray, b; Ron Bowden, d. 2 September 1953.

    • In The Beginning.
    • Lake.
    • LACD 14.
  • Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Sister Rosetta Tharpe

    Every Time I Feel The Spirit

    Composer: Trad arr. Barber Performers: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, v; Pat Halcox, t; Monty Sunshine, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d. The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Dec. 1957.

    • Chris Barber's Jazz band 1957.
    • Lake.
    • LSCD 130.
  • Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

    Cornbread, Peas & Black Molasses

    Composer: Terry / McGhee Performers: Sonny Terry, v & harmonica; Brownie McGhee, v & g. The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, April 1958.

    • Chris Barber Presents The Blues Legacy: 'Lost & Found'.
    • Blues Legacy.
    • 5067X.
  • Chris Barber's American Jazz Band

    Down Home Rag

    Composer: Lewis/Sweatman Performers: Sidney De Paris, t; Edmond Hall, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Hank Duncan, p; Hayes Alvis, b; Joe Marshall, d. November 1960.

    • Chris Barber's American Jazz Band.
    • Columbia.
    • 33SX1321 S1 T1.
  • Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Joe Harriott

    Revival

    Composer: Harriott Performers: Pat Halcox, t; Ian Wheeler, cl; Joe Harriott, as; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d. London Palladium, 31 March 1961.

    • Chris Barber International.
    • Lake.
    • LACD 210D CD 2.
  • Chris Barber with Louis Jordan and Orrilie Patterson

    Tain't Nobody's Business

    Composer: Grainger/Robbins Performers: Louis Jordan, as, v; Ottilie Patterson, v; Pat Halcox, t; Ian Wheeler, cl; Chris Barber, tb; Eddie Smith, bj; Dick Smith, b; Graham Burbidge, d. Dec. 1962.

    • Lost and Found Vol. 2.
    • Blues Legacy.
    • 5068X.
  • Chris Barber's Jazz Band

    Csikos

    Composer: Barber Performers: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Johnny McCallum, bj; John Slaughter, g; Jackie Flavelle b; Graham Burbidge, d. 5 April 1970.

    • Chris Barber In Switzerland.
    • Lake.
    • LACD208D.
  • Chris Barber's Jazz Band

    London Blues

    Composer: Morton Performers: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Stu Morrison, bj; John Slaughter, g; Jackie Flavelle b; Graham Burbidge, d. June, 1970.

    • Get Rollin'.
    • Black Lion.
    • 2683 001 LP 1 S2 T3.
  • Chris Barber - Home Folks

    Composer: John Lewis Performers: Pat Halcox, tp; Chris Barber, tb; Sammy Rimmington, cl; John Crocker, as; Stu Morrison, bj; John Lewis, p; Vic Pitt b; Pete York, d. 1979

  • Chris Barber's Jazz Band

    The Weight / Caledonia Mission

    Composer: Robertson Performers: Pat Halcox, t; John Crocker, cl, ts; Chris Barber, tb; Johnny McCallum, bj; Roger Hill, g; Vic Pitt b; Norman Emberson, d. 20 April 1982

    • Barbican Blues.
    • Lake.
    • LACD 273.
  • Big Chris Barber Band

    Merry Go Round

    Composer: Ellington Performers: Mike Henry, Peter Rudeforth, tp; John Service, Chris Barber, tb; Zoltan Sagi, bs; Richard Exall, ts; Mike Snelling, cl; Dave Green, b; Joe Farler, g; John Sutton, d. Blenheim Palace, Dec. 2007.

    • Barber at Blenheim.
    • Chris Barber Collection.
    • 4004.

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