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One of the greatest traditional jazz players of the 20th Century, banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker is synonymous with New Orleans jazz. He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the 1930's, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter. He wrote "Don't You Feel My Leg" for his wife Blue Lu Barker and also had a hit with "Save the Bones for Henry Jones" (recorded by Nat King Cole). By 1947, Barker was fully involved in the Dixieland revival, and returned to the banjo. He returned to New Orleans in 1965 and was active in keeping New Orleans jazz alive up until his death in 1994. It is said that he appeared on over 1,000 recordings in his career. Presented here is his classic 1958 audiophile recording, "The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker," featuring traditional jazz veterans Joe Muranyi on clarinet, Don Frye on piano, Wellman Braud on bass and Walter Johnson on drums. All selections newly remastered.
One of the greatest traditional jazz players of the 20th Century, banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker is synonymous with New Orleans jazz. He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the 1930's, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter. He wrote "Don't You Feel My Leg" for his wife Blue Lu Barker and also had a hit with "Save the Bones for Henry Jones" (recorded by Nat King Cole). By 1947, Barker was fully involved in the Dixieland revival, and returned to the banjo. He returned to New Orleans in 1965 and was active in keeping New Orleans jazz alive up until his death in 1994. It is said that he appeared on over 1,000 recordings in his career. Presented here is his classic 1958 audiophile recording, "The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker," featuring traditional jazz veterans Joe Muranyi on clarinet, Don Frye on piano, Wellman Braud on bass and Walter Johnson on drums. All selections newly remastered.
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Format: CD
Label: ESMM
Catalog: 136962
Rel. Date: 08/08/2012
UPC: 894231369629

Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker
Artist: Danny Barker
Format: CD
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One of the greatest traditional jazz players of the 20th Century, banjoist and guitarist Danny Barker is synonymous with New Orleans jazz. He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the 1930's, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter. He wrote "Don't You Feel My Leg" for his wife Blue Lu Barker and also had a hit with "Save the Bones for Henry Jones" (recorded by Nat King Cole). By 1947, Barker was fully involved in the Dixieland revival, and returned to the banjo. He returned to New Orleans in 1965 and was active in keeping New Orleans jazz alive up until his death in 1994. It is said that he appeared on over 1,000 recordings in his career. Presented here is his classic 1958 audiophile recording, "The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker," featuring traditional jazz veterans Joe Muranyi on clarinet, Don Frye on piano, Wellman Braud on bass and Walter Johnson on drums. All selections newly remastered.
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