Chris Barber

The Big Chris Barber Band - Jazzwoche Burghausen 2005

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Chris Barber
Chris Barber was very influential in the early days of the British Blues movement as well as being an extremely competent jazz man. Years ago the band had a superb jazz and blues singer  – Ottilie Patterson  who did excellent covers of blues standards, occasionally in duet with blues and gospel singers such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Chris Barber had a hit with an instrumental that was played at R ‘n B and Soul clubs in the early 60’s – not sure what it was called. I first saw them live at the Lancaster Club AVRO’s Christmas dance 1962/3.

Ottilie Patterson discography:

Pye 7N151091957 Kay-Cee Rider/ I Love You Baby
Pye 7NJ20151958 Jailhouse Blues/ Beale Street Blues
Pye 7NJ20251958 Trombone Cholly/ Lawdy Lawdy Blues
Columbia DB47601962 I’m Crazy ‘Bout My Baby/ Blueberry Hill
Columbia DB71401963 Jealous Heart/ Won’t Be Long
Columbia DB72081963 Baby Please Don’t Go/ I Feel So Good
Columbia DB7332   1964 O Me, What Eyes Hath Love/ Tell Me Where
Marmalade 598016  1969 Spring Song/ Sound Of The Door As It Closes


Lake LACD87 1997 18 tracks, 59 min
Doin’ the Crazy walk, Baby, Magnolia’s Wedding, Dixie Cinderella, New St. Louis Blues, Here Comes My Blackbird, Can’t We Get Together, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love, Sweet Savannah Sue, Porgy, Diga Diga Doo, Custard Pie*, Betty & Dupree*, This Little Light of Mine*, Key to the Highway*, If I Could Only Hear My Mother Pray Again*, No Worries On My Mind*, Glory*

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