Donald Christopher Barber OBE (born 17 April 1930) is an English jazz musician, best known as a bandleader and trombonist. As well as scoring a UK top twenty trad jazz hit, he helped the careers of many musicians, notably the blues singer Ottilie Patterson, who was at one time his wife, and Lonnie Donegan, whose appearances with Barber triggered the skiffle craze of the mid-1950s and who had his first transatlantic hit, "Rock Island Line", while with Chris Barber's band. His providing an audience for Donegan and, later, Alexis Korner makes Barber a significant figure in the British rhythm and blues and "beat boom" of the 1960s.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 17th, 1930 (Welwyn Garden City)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1958
Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||104205||1/27/1958||Kay-Cee rider||Chris Barber Jazz Band ; Ottilie Patterson||instrumentalist, trombone|
|Decca||104206||1/27/1958||Now I love my baby||Chris Barber Jazz Band ; Ottilie Patterson||instrumentalist, trombone|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Barber, Chris," accessed June 13, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303027.
Barber, Chris. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303027.
"Barber, Chris." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 13 June 2021.
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