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Barber, Chris

Biography

Donald Christopher 'Chris' Barber (born 17 April 1930, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England) is best known as a jazz 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 vocalist/banjoist 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.




Recordings

Barber, Chris / Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband: Bestsellers

This CD is called “Bestsellers” and contains the two most famous European traditional orchestras many hits. The recordings are from the 50’s and both bands are still active and they still play their hits at concerts. Papa Bue plays Schlafe Mein Prinzchen and Chris Barber plays Ice Cream among others.