Everett Barksdale (April 28, 1910 – January 29, 1986) was an American jazz guitarist and session musician.
He played bass and banjo before settling on guitar. In the 1930s Barksdale moved to Chicago, where he was in Erskine Tate's band. He recorded for the first time with violinist Eddie South in 1931, and he remained with South until 1939. He moved to New York City and became a member of the Benny Carter big band. Around the same time, he recorded with Sidney Bechet. During the 1940s, he worked for CBS as a session musician.
As a sideman, Barksdale played guitar in many genres. He worked with vocalists Dean Barlow, Maxine Sullivan, the Blenders, and the Clovers. He played on the hit "Love Is Strange" by Mickey & Sylvia and was music director for the Ink Spots.
Beginning in 1949, he worked with pianist Art Tatum until Tatum died in 1956. During the 1950s and '60s, he was a member of the house band at ABC.
He played on recordings by Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan. Among his other jazz associations are Milt Hinton, Buddy Tate, Clark Terry, and Louis Armstrong. He also played guitar in the studio for pop and soul musicians such as The Drifters (including on "Under the Boardwalk" and "Saturday Night at the Movies") and Ben E. King.
Barksdale retired from active performance in the 1970s and moved to California. He died there in 1986.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 28th, 1910 (Detroit), Died January 29th, 1986 (Inglewood)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1931 - 1968
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, banjo, vocalist, string bass
Recordings (Results 151-175 of 247 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||86627||8/4/1954||He is everything to me||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86628||8/4/1954||Everytime I feel the spirit||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86629||8/4/1954||Look away in the heavenly land-1||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86631||8/4/1954||When was Jesus born||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86632||8/4/1954||In Bethlehem-1||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86633||8/4/1954||This ole house||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86634||8/5/1954||Serve the Lord||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86635||8/5/1954||I'm troubled||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86636||8/5/1954||I'll tell it wherever I go||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86637||8/5/1954||Stop now, it's praying time||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86638||8/5/1954||Trouble in mind||Mary (Marie) Knight||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86773||9/10/1954||Love me||The Billy Williams Quartet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86774||9/10/1954||He follows she||The Billy Williams Quartet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86775||9/10/1954||The honeydripper||The Billy Williams Quartet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||86776||9/10/1954||Fools rush in||The Billy Williams Quartet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||89415||2/23/1956||Don't you weep, O Mary don't you weep||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||89416||2/23/1956||I've done wrong||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||89417||2/23/1956||I can hear the angels||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||89418||2/23/1956||Father prepare me||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101148||12/11/1956||If I could be with you||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101149||12/11/1956||Lazy river||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101150||12/11/1956||I can't give you anything but love||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101151||12/11/1956||On the sunny side of the street (see master 102618 below)||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101152||12/11/1956||I can't believe that you're in love with me||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101153||12/11/1956||Body and soul||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barksdale, Everett," accessed April 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106378.
Barksdale, Everett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106378.
"Barksdale, Everett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 April 2021.
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