Barry Galbraith

Joseph Barry Galbraith (December 18, 1919 – January 13, 1983) was an American jazz guitarist.

Galbraith moved to New York City from Vermont in the early 1940s and found work playing with Babe Russin, Art Tatum, Red Norvo, Hal McIntyre, and Teddy Powell. He played with Claude Thornhill in 1941–42 and again in 1946–49 after serving in the Army. He did a tour with Stan Kenton in 1953.

Galbraith did extensive work as a studio musician for NBC and CBS in the 1950s and 1960s; among those he played with were Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Tal Farlow, Coleman Hawkins, George Barnes (musician), John Lewis, Hal McKusick, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, George Russell, John Carisi, and Tony Scott. He also accompanied the singers Anita O'Day, Chris Connor, Billie Holiday, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington on record. He was a mentor to Ralph Patt.

In 1961 he appeared in the film After Hours. In 1963-64 he played on Gil Evans's album The Individualism of Gil Evans, and in 1965 he appeared on Stan Getz and Eddie Sauter's soundtrack to the 1965 film Mickey One. From 1970 to 1975 he taught at CUNY and published a guitar method book in 1982. From 1976–77 Galbraith taught guitar at New England Conservatory in Boston.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 18th, 1919 (Pittsburgh), Died January 13th, 1983 (Bennington)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951 - 1967

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 205 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 81254 7/5/1951 Push him away Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81255 7/5/1951 I love the sunshine of your smile Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81295 7/5/1951 Bess, you is my woman now Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81383 8/13/1951 Dreamy melody Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81384 8/13/1951 Darling, how could you? Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81385 8/13/1951 V hop Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81435 8/20/1951 Jeep jockey jump Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81436 8/20/1951 Georgia on my mind Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81437 8/20/1951 Who's sorry now? Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81438 8/20/1951 St. Louis blues Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81451 8/24/1951 Shine on harvest moon Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81452 8/24/1951 Introduction to a waltz Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81453 8/25/1951 The dipsy doodle Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 81454 8/25/1951 Flagwaver Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84799 7/2/1953 These foolish things Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84800 7/2/1953 In the still of the night Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84801 7/2/1953 That old black magic Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 84802 7/2/1953 I'll be seeing you Artie Shaw Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86469 6/28/1954 The way you look tonight Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86470 6/28/1954 Champagne boogie Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86471 6/28/1954 Kettle drum hop-1 Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86472 6/28/1954 The ooh and aah mambo Jerry Gray Orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86581 7/14/1954 Isn't it romantic? Jackie and Roy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86582 7/14/1954 Just you, just me Jackie and Roy instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 86583 7/14/1954 Glasses 'n ashes 'n bottles 'n cans Jackie and Roy instrumentalist, guitar  
(Results 1-25 of 205 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Galbraith, Barry," accessed April 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316831.

Galbraith, Barry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316831.

"Galbraith, Barry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316831

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