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Post a Comment. Wednesday, March 13, St. James Infirmary Blues - Danny Barker. Danny Barker January 13, — March 13,born Daniel Moses Barker, was a jazz banjoist, singer, guitarist, songwriter, ukelele player and author from New Orleans, founder of the locally famous Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band.
He was a rhythm guitarist for some of the best bands of the day, including Cab Calloway, Lucky Millinder and Benny Carter throughout the s. Barker's work with the Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band was pivotal in ensuring the longevity of jazz in New Orleans, producing generations of new talent. Michael White and countless others. One of Barker's earliest teachers in New Orleans was fellow banjoist Emanuel Sayles, whom he recorded with.
He also toured and recorded with his wife, singer Blue Lu Barker. Danny Barker was born to a family of musicians in New Orleans inthe grandson of bandleader Isidore Barbarin and nephew of drummers Paul Barbarin and Louis Barbarin; he first took up clarinet and drums before switching to a ukulele that his aunt got him, and then a banjo from his uncle or a trumpeter named Lee Collins.
Barker began his career as a musician in his youth with his streetband the Boozan Kings and also toured Mississippi with Little Brother Montgomery. In he moved to New York City and switched to the guitar. Ironically, that was also their first performance in New York as a band.
During his time in New York, he frequently played with West Indian musicians, who often mistook him for one of them due to his Creole style of playing. From to he was frequently recording with Cab Calloway, and started his own group featuring his wife Blue Lu Barker after leaving Calloway. In he was performing again with Lucky Millinder, and also with Bunk Johnson.
St. james Infirmary - Andy Egert Blues Band - 1990 returned to working with Al Nichols in and in rejoined efforts with his wife in a group. During the s he was primarily a freelance musician, but did work with his uncle Paul Barbarin from to In the mids he went to California Dont You Know I Care - Al Hibbler - Sings Duke Ellington record yet again with Albert Nichols.
Sometime in the early s he formed a group he called Cinderella. In he was working with Cliff Jackson, and then in appeared at the World Fair leading his own group. In he found and led a church-sponsored brass band for young people—the Fairview Baptist Church Marching Band—which became popular. In later years the band became known as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. During that time, he also St.
james Infirmary - Andy Egert Blues Band - 1990 the French Market Jazz Band. It was the earnest and general feeling that any Negro who Danny Barker in reference to touring with Little Brother Montgomery in Mississippi quoted in Escaping the Delta by Various - Essential House Hits 2 Wald The Fairview band also launched the careers of a number of professional musicians who went on to perform in both brass band and mainstream jazz contexts, including Leroy Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Kirk Joseph, and Nicholas Payton.
He also published an autobiography and many articles on New Orleans and jazz history. Barker also authored and had published two books on jazz from the Oxford University Press. The first was Bourbon Street Black, coauthored with Dr. Jack V. Buerkle, inwhich was followed by A Life In Jazz in He also enjoyed painting and was an amateur landscape artist.
Living during a period when segregation was still common practice in the United States, Barker faced many obstacles during his career. Barker suffered from diabetes throughout most of his adult life, and was often in general poor Holy Cow - Lee Dorsey - Working In The Coalmine. He died of cancer in New Orleans on 13 March at age Labels: Danny BarkerLouisiana.
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