Blues Book, Vol. 1/Good Morning, Blues!

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
This two-fer of albums from the Chris Barber Band is from 1960 and 1964. The first features vocalist Ottilie Patterson, who joined the outfit in 1955 and was one of the finest blues singers ever to come out of Britain. Influenced by Bessie Smith, she holds her own throughout Barber's Blues Book, from her own "Bad Spell Blues" to Bessie Smith's "Back Water Blues." The trad jazz backing never gets overpowering and offers some wonderful playing -- especially Monty Sunshine's clarinet work on "Four Point Blues." Good Morning Blues is more of a mixed bag, with Barber himself taking on a number of vocal chores Patterson does appear on five cuts, including a wonderful "Frankie ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
This two-fer of albums from the Chris Barber Band is from 1960 and 1964. The first features vocalist Ottilie Patterson, who joined the outfit in 1955 and was one of the finest blues singers ever to come out of Britain. Influenced by Bessie Smith, she holds her own throughout Barber's Blues Book, from her own "Bad Spell Blues" to Bessie Smith's "Back Water Blues." The trad jazz backing never gets overpowering and offers some wonderful playing -- especially Monty Sunshine's clarinet work on "Four Point Blues." Good Morning Blues is more of a mixed bag, with Barber himself taking on a number of vocal chores Patterson does appear on five cuts, including a wonderful "Frankie and Johnny". The addition of electric guitar makes the sound a little more raucous, and the band has toned down the trad side of their jazz -- "Morning Train," for example, is very much an R&B instrumental, as is their take on Lionel Hampton's "Hamp's Blues." While their style might seem dated now, in their time they were a very influential outfit, one of the first to regularly include blues in their live sets as an important element of their sound. And they could swing their blues too -- a listen to the rhythm section on "Finishing Straight" readily confirms that. These records stand not only as some fine music, but also as insight into one segment of the British blues boom -- indeed, one of its launching points -- which has too often been ignored.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/1998
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261203809
  • Catalog Number: 380
  • Sales rank: 310,941

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jeep's Blues (3:59)
  2. 2 Kid Man Blues (2:16)
  3. 3 Four Point Blues (2:09)
  4. 4 Back Water Blues (6:30)
  5. 5 Kansas City Blues (3:31)
  6. 6 It's All Over (Originally R.B. Blues) (3:27)
  7. 7 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean (2:30)
  8. 8 Tell Me Why (3:21)
  9. 9 Can't Afford to Do It (2:30)
  10. 10 Blues Before Sunrise (7:36)
  11. 11 Me and My Chauffeur Blues (1:31)
  12. 12 Trixie's Blues (2:46)
  13. 13 Good Mornin' Blues (2:48)
  14. 14 Morning Train (2:28)
  15. 15 Bad Luck Blues - Ottilie Patterson (2:57)
  16. 16 Mary-Ann (2:44)
  17. 17 Who's Been Here Since I've Been Gone? (2:33)
  18. 18 Frankie and Johnny - Ottilie Patterson (3:08)
  19. 19 Finishing Straight (2:21)
  20. 20 Hamp's Blues (2:30)
  21. 21 If I Have a Ticket (2:14)
  22. 22 The Great Bear (2:17)
  23. 23 When Things Go Wrong - Ottilie Patterson (3:07)
  24. 24 Sweetest Little Baby (2:37)
  25. 25 Jeep's Blues (2:56)
  26. 26 Back to the Country - Ottilie Patterson (2:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chris Barber Primary Artist, Trombone, Vocals
Jimmy Deuchar Trumpet
Patrick Halcox Trumpet, Drums, Vocals
Ronnie Scott Tenor Saxophone
Monty Sunshine Clarinet
Norrie Paramor Piano
Peter Bardens Piano
Graham Burbridge Drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith Bass, Double Bass
John Slaughter Electric Guitar
Ian Wheeler Clarinet, Harmonica, Alto Saxophone, Multi Instruments
Dick Smith Multi Instruments
Eddie Smith Multi Instruments
Ottilie Patterson Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Chris Barber's Jazz Band Band
Ronnie Scott's Quintet Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Smith & the Hornets Banjo, Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Chris Barber Arranger, Liner Notes
Ottilie Patterson Arranger, Composer
Peter Vacher Liner Notes
Patrick James Liner Notes
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