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 201-225 of 247 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||101503||1/29/1957||You're a heavenly thing||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||101504||1/29/1957||Angel child||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||102617||12/12/1956||Georgia on my mind-2||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||102618||12/11/1956||On the sunny side of the street-1||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||102623||1/28/1957||Dear old Southland-1, 2||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104262||2/6/1958||Shadrack||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104263||2/6/1958||Didn't it rain||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104264||2/6/1958||On my way||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104265||2/6/1958||Rock my soul||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104266||2/7/1958||Swing low sweet chariot||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104267||2/7/1958||Go down Moses||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104268||2/7/1958||Ezekiel saw 'de wheel||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104269||2/7/1958||Sometimes I feel like a motherless child||Louis Armstrong||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104310||2/3/1958||Night ride||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104311||2/3/1958||Flip flap||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104312||2/3/1958||Big 'n bad||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104313||2/3/1958||Gosah||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104314||2/4/1958||The king||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104315||2/4/1958||Shufflin'||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104316||2/4/1958||Street with a beat||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104317||2/4/1958||All tore up||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104318||2/5/1958||Night flight||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104319||2/5/1958||Deep down and low||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104320||2/5/1958||Nine o'clock hop||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||104321||2/5/1958||Homework||The King's Henchmen||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barksdale, Everett," accessed April 16, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106378.
Barksdale, Everett. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106378.
"Barksdale, Everett." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 16 April 2021.
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