Jazz Me Blues - The Autobiography of Chris Barber - Chris Barber

Jazz Me Blues - The Autobiography of Chris Barber - Chris Barber

Really the Blues

Jazz Me Blues - The Autobiography of Chris Barber - Chris Barber

Chris Barber [+-]
Independent musician
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Chris Barber is a jazz trombonist and leader of the Barber band formed in 1954. The band, one of the first British jazz groups to tour extensively in the United States, achieved chart success on both sides of the Atlantic with "Petite Fleur" and from the middle to late 1950s it was the most popular music act in the UK. It has remained one of the most widely imitated jazz bands in Europe for over half a century and has established all kinds of records for success and longevity.

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In this chapter, the author describes his experience with the band while touring around the UK and Europe. He also enlightens the readers on some historic and social facts of that time, concerning racial segregation, European economic situation and the public's response to jazz/blues music.

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Barber, Chris. Really the Blues. Jazz Me Blues - The Autobiography of Chris Barber. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 42 - 62 Mar 2014. ISBN 9781845530884. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21007. Date accessed: 25 Nov 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21007. Mar 2014

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