George Barnes

George Warren Barnes (July 17, 1921– September 5, 1977) was an American swing jazz guitarist. He was also a conductor and arranger of music, and became the youngest ever for NBC when he was hired by them in that role at the age of seventeen. At this age he was considered a great player by many musicians including Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy McPartland. Barnes also later became a recording engineer. During his career Barnes recorded with singers Mel Tormé, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Patti Page, Dinah Washington, Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine and Johnny Mathis among many others. He was an inspiration and influence to the musician Roy Clark and guitarists Herb Ellis and Merle Travis, among others.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 17, 1921 (Illinois), Died September 5, 1977 (Concord)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1958

Roles Represented in DAHR: electric guitar, guitar

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 273 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-020156 10-in. 3/14/1938 Just like Jesse James Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-020157 10-in. 3/14/1938 Reefer head woman Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-020158 10-in. 3/14/1938 Gillum's windy blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-020159 10-in. 3/14/1938 New "Sail on little girl" Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-020160 10-in. 3/14/1938 Sweet, sweet woman Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor BS-020161 10-in. 3/14/1938 Boar hog blues Jazz Gillum Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Victor D7VB-0780 10-in. 8/11/1947 Ain'tcha tired of makin' me blue Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0781 10-in. 8/11/1947 I'm gonna get tight Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0782 10-in. 8/11/1947 Canned heat Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys String band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0783 10-in. 8/11/1947 Standing room only Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0784 10-in. 8/11/1947 Don't hand me that line Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0785 10-in. 8/11/1947 Bug dance Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys String band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0786 10-in. 8/11/1947 (I know my baby loves me) in her own peculiar way Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D7VB-0787 10-in. 8/11/1947 The Nashville jump Chet Atkins ; Colorado Mountain Boys String band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor D9VB-2035 10-in. 12/12/1949 I've got my tears in my ears (from lyin' on my back in my bed while I cry over you) Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia WC2753 10-in. 9/22/1939 Chiselin' mama Sweet Violet Boys String band, with male vocal solo and male group vocal instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia C3373 10-in. 10/7/1940 Get hot or go home The Prairie Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Columbia C3374 10-in. 10/7/1940 Booley wooger The Prairie Ramblers String band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Atlantic 2339 10-in. 2/9/1957 Learning to love LaVern Baker ; Quincy Jones instrumentalist, guitar  
Atlantic 2340 10-in. 2/9/1957 Humpty dumpty heart LaVern Baker instrumentalist, guitar  
Atlantic 2930 10-in. 1/22/1958 Jump for joy Howard Biggs' Orchestra ; Joe Turner instrumentalist, guitar  
Atlantic 2931 10-in. 1/22/1958 Blues in the night Howard Biggs' Orchestra ; Joe Turner instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 80461 1/25/1951 Beautiful madness Don Cherry ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca 80462 1/25/1951 Chapel of the roses Don Cherry ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, electric guitar  
Decca 80463 1/25/1951 I've got to pass your house Don Cherry ; Artie Shaw instrumentalist, electric guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 273 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barnes, George," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104930.

Barnes, George. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104930.

"Barnes, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

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