CHRIS BARBER’S JAZZ & BLUES BAND – JAZZ ME BLUES – THE 70s
Artist: CHRIS BARBER’S JAZZ & BLUES BAND
DOUBLE CD FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. In our extensive issue programme of Chris Barber CDs the 1970s have been neglected. Although Chris Barber had added the Blues guitar towards the end of the 1960s, the 1970s saw the renaming of the Jazz Band to the Jazz & Blues Band. This set is taken from the early part of the 70s before the addition of a second reed and although still rooted in the Jazz repertoire the band has played since its inception there was much more experimentation taking place. All the tracks here have been previously unreleased and include four tracks of Jimmy Witherspoon singing with the band and two bonus tracks of Chris playing with Muddy Waters’ band. The CD release coincides with the publication of Chris Barber’s autobiography also entitled ‘JAZZ ME BLUES’.
CD1: Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone; Harlem Bound; Saratoga Swing; I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate; Battersea Rain Dance; Some Of These Days; Oro; Give Me An Old Fashioned Swing In The Evening; Up A Lazy River. CD2: Jazz Me Blues; New Orleans Wiggle; Ubava Zabava; Just A Little While To Stay Here;Mercy, Mercy, Mercy; Csikos; Going To Chicago; Ain’t Nobody’s Business; Doin’ The Crazy Walk; Big Boss Man; Dardanella; Got A Gal Lives Up On The Hill. BONUS TRACKS: Lend Me Your Love; Corinne Corinna.