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Danny Barker

Daniel Moses Barker (January 13, 1909 – March 13, 1994) was an American jazz musician, vocalist, and author from New Orleans. He was a rhythm guitarist for various bands of the day, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter throughout the 1930s.

One of Barker's earliest teachers in New Orleans was fellow banjoist Emanuel Sayles, with whom he recorded. Throughout his career, he played with Jelly Roll Morton, Baby Dodds, James P. Johnson, Sidney Bechet, Mezz Mezzrow, and Red Allen. He also toured and recorded with his wife, singer Blue Lu Barker. From the 1960s, Barker's work with the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band was pivotal in ensuring the longevity of jazz in New Orleans, producing generations of new talent, including Wynton and Branford Marsalis who played in the band as youths.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 13th, 1909 (New Orleans), Died March 13th, 1994 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-035355 10-in. 3/27/1939 Lonesome walls Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-035356 10-in. 3/27/1939 If you ever change your mind Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-035357 10-in. 3/27/1939 What goes up must come down (And baby, you've been flyin' too high) Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-035358 10-in. 3/27/1939 Y' had it comin' to you Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037614 10-in. 6/9/1939 If it's good (Then I want it) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037615 10-in. 6/9/1939 Stand by! For further announcements (And more good news) Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037616 10-in. 6/9/1939 Ain't cha comin' home Lionel Hampton Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037729 10-in. 6/19/1939 Royal Garden blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037730 10-in. 6/19/1939 Beale Street blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037731 10-in. 6/19/1939 In the barrel Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037732 10-in. 6/19/1939 Farewell blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037733 10-in. 6/19/1939 Fare thee, my baby, fare-thee-well Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-037734 10-in. 6/19/1939 Limehouse blues Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041552 10-in. 8/15/1939 Bread and gravy Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041553 10-in. 8/15/1939 Down in my soul Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041554 10-in. 8/15/1939 Georgia on my mind Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041555 10-in. 8/15/1939 Stop myself from worrying over you Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041556 10-in. 8/15/1939 Old man Harlem Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-041557 10-in. 8/15/1939 Push out (Te-huey, te-huey, te-huey) Edward Mallory Orchestra ; Ethel Waters Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64432 10-in. 8/11/1938 You're going to leave the old home Jim Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64433 10-in. 8/11/1938 New Orleans blues Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64434 10-in. 8/11/1938 He caught that B & O Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64435 10-in. 8/11/1938 Don't you make me high Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64767 10-in. 11/22/1938 I feel like lying in another woman's husband's arms Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 64768 10-in. 11/22/1938 Give me some money Blue Lu Barker instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 54 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barker, Danny," accessed November 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105056.

Barker, Danny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105056.

"Barker, Danny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105056

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