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Chris Barber Greatest Hits, Vol. 1


Download links and information about Chris Barber Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 by Chris Barber. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 19 tracks with total duration of 01:01:51 minutes.

Artist: Chris Barber
Release date: 1957
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 19
Duration: 01:01:51
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No. Title Length
1. Doin' the Crazy Walk 2:29
2. Baby 2:38
3. Magnolia's Wedding Day 4:38
4. Dixie Cinderella 2:36
5. New St. Louis Blues 5:09
6. Here Comes My Blackbird 3:18
7. Can't We Get Together 2:34
8. I Can't Give You Anthing But Love 3:52
9. Sweet Savannah Sue 3:35
10. Diga Diga Doo 3:18
11. You Don't Understand 2:18
12. Tishomingo Blues 3:33
13. Wild Cat Blues 2:59
14. Ugly Child 2:48
15. Everybody Loves My Baby 3:17
16. Careless Love 3:31
17. Papa de Dada 3:12
18. High Society 3:05
19. Whistlin' Rufus 3:01



The March 1957 sessions that ended up on the seven-song 10" LP Chris Barber Plays, Vol. 4 were Barber's final studio recordings for the Pye label prior to his move to Columbia/EMI, though he'd do a couple more live albums for the company in 1958. The sound of the group was loosening up a little, albeit not much, while maintaining its format of reverent facsimiles of early-20th century American jazz. Ottilie Patterson sang on a couple of the tracks, "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," but otherwise it was an instrumental set, perhaps with greater sonic presence than some of his earlier Pye sides, with more depth to the bass in particular at times. "Pound of Blues" rates as a highlight of their Pye catalog, with its swinging Hucklebuck riff, and the bandmembers sound like they're actually having fun, not just playing the notes properly, on the extended instrumental tag of "Just a Closer Walk With Thee."