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The Complete Decca Sessions 1954-1955

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The Complete Decca Sessions 1954-1955
The Complete Decca Sessions 1954-1955


Reissue of the first recordings by a legend of British Jazz. July 1954 saw the creation of a British Jazz phenomenon, the formation of Chris Barber's Jazz Band. 55 years later that band is still going strong. This double CD for the price of one includes some of the first records made by the band and reveal it to be a very polished, assured unit even at that early stage. As an aside two tracks were cut at that first session by the band's banjo player, Lonnie Donegan. Two years later they were issued at a single and 'Rock Island Line' sparked the whole Skiffle craze. The popular Blues singer, Ottilie Patterson made her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 1955 and recordings from the concert are on disc two. The Barber Band has always been the most consistent seller of recordings of any of the UK Trad bands. This is a reissue and has proven to be Lake Records best selling album to date


  1. Name
  2. Bobby Shaftoe
  3. Chimes Blues
  4. The Martinique
  5. New Orleans Blues
  6. Merry Down Rag
  7. Stevedore Stomp
  8. Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out
  9. Weeping Willow Blues
  10. Rock Island Line
  11. John Henry
  12. Nobody's Child
  13. Wabash Cannonball.
  14. Lord, Lord, Lord
  15. Merry Down Blues
  16. Skokiaan
  17. I'd Love It
  18. Storyville Blues
  19. It's Tight Like That
  20. Bury My Body
  21. Diggin' My Potatoes
  22. Ice Cream
  23. Oh Didn't He Ramble
  24. The Girls Go Crazy
  25. I Never Knew Just What A Girl Could Do
  26. St. Louis Blues
  27. I Hate A Man Like You
  28. Salutation March
  29. Reckless Blues
  30. The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
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