CHRIS BARBER’S JAZZ & BLUES BAND – CLASS OF ’78
Artist: CHRIS BARBER’S JAZZ & BLUES BAND
Following on from LACD332 this is another attempt to fill the gap of Chris Barber’s recordings from the 1970s. This collection was one of the classic issues by the Barber band of the time and had some changes in personnel: Vic Pitt had joined on bass, Roger Hill had replaced John Slaughter and Pete York – a Rock drummer previously associated with the Spencer Davis Group and The Average White Band amongst others – had joined. The most significant change, though, Was the addition of a second reed in the front line. This role was undertaken by Sammy Rimington. Sammy, who was largely regarded as a strict New orleans style player had, actually had much more wide ranging experience and ability. It’s a typical varied Chris Barber set, well recorded in concert.
At The Darktown Strutters Ball; Texas Moaner Blues; Stevedore Stomp; Immigration Blues; Extension 345; Heavy Henry; St Louis Blues; We Sure Do Need Him Now; Over The Waves; Sideways; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Aint’ Gonna Give Nobody None Of My Jelly Roll; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; Petite Fleur; Sweet Georgia Brown; Down By The Riverside.