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Chris Barber

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/303027

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