[Slowhand] Jazz & Blues Legend Chris Barber Unearths Lost Recordings
turbineltd at btconnect.com
Tue Feb 19 02:34:58 EST 2008
What an exciting find.
JAZZ & BLUES LEGEND CHRIS BARBER UNEARTHS A COLLECTION OF LOST RECORDINGS
FROM AMERICAN BLUES STARS FROM 10th MARCH 2008.
CHRIS BARBER PRESENTS...THE BLUES LEGACY: 'LOST & FOUND' CD & DOWNLOAD
SERIES ARE SET FOR A SIMULTANEOUS RELEASE ALONGSIDE THE 'AS WE LIKE IT'
DVD - THE BIG CHRIS BARBER BAND & SPECIAL GUEST ANDY FAIRWEATHER-LOW ARE
CAPTURED LIVE IN A BRAND NEW 'ONE NIGHT ONLY' PERFORMANCE ON DVD.
Featuring Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee,
Sonny Boy Williamson, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, Howlin' Wolf and
Jimmy Witherspoon, with The Chris Barber Band and Ottilie Patterson. Plus
special guest performances by Humphrey Lyttelton and Ronnie Scott.
Despite being 'on the slide' since 1949, Chris Barber has earned several
recording accolades, (e.g. "Petite Fleur" with Monty Sunshine), collaborated
with the world's finest musicians, as well as introducing the world to
Skiffle ("Rock Island Line" with Lonnie Donegan) and Europe to some of
America's greatest blues artists. Being somewhat of a scene maker throughout
his career, Chris Barber has also played over 10,000 concerts worldwide,
continuing to do so into the 21st Century with the Big Chris Barber Band.
The Jazz & Blues legend just 'can't stop now'.
"The importance of these tours to the British blues, and the eventual
transatlantic exchange courtesy of the Stones, Yardbirds et all, shouldn't
be underestimated" - Mojo (Dec '07)
Chris Barber not only headed the extraordinary boom in popularity of
traditional Jazz within Britain and across Europe, but is also the man
responsible for bringing some of the most legendary and influential U.S
Blues acts, to UK and European concert halls. Many of these recordings have
been lost for half a century. Chris Barber has recently traced the original
live recordings from the 50s and 60s, to present this eagerly anticipated
collection. As co-founder of the famous Marquee Club in London and the
Richmond Jazz and Blues Festival (later known as the Reading Festival),
Chris and his partner Harold Pendleton, played a large part in starting and
furthering the careers of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, The
Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Alexis Korner and John Mayall....to name but a few!
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