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: 1941 - 1967
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 215 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-066961||10-in.||7/18/1941||I used to love you (but it's all over now)||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-067785||10-in.||9/11/1941||Honey||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-067786||10-in.||9/11/1941||Make love to me||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-067787||10-in.||9/11/1941||The birth of the blues||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-067788||10-in.||9/11/1941||I love you best of all||Ruth Gaylor ; Teddy Powell Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-071430||10-in.||9/30/1941||Doodle la do da||Marilyn Duke ; Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and male vocal ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-071431||10-in.||9/30/1941||I struck a match in the dark||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-071432||10-in.||9/30/1941||Under your window||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-071433||10-in.||9/30/1941||'Fraidy cat||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Victor||BS-071434||10-in.||9/30/1941||A sinner kissed an angel||Vaughn Monroe's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Galbraith, Barry," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316831.
Galbraith, Barry. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/316831.
"Galbraith, Barry." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.
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