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Chris Barber 1956

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Chris Barber 1956
Chris Barber 1956


The latest in Lake's 'Year' series is another double CD for the price of one. 1956 was a very significant year for Chris Barber's Jazz Band: the single "Rock Island Line", recorded during a 1954 recording session and issued under the band's banjo player Lonnie Donegan's name, entered the charts at no.8 in January 1956. During 1956 the band's most enduring and reissued track, "Petite Fleur", was recorded but did not enter the charts until 1959. This CD brings together all Chris Barber's commercial recordings whether by the Jazz Band or Skiffle Groups for the first time.


  1. Name
  2. Whistling Rufus
  3. Big House Blues
  4. April Showers
  5. One Sweet Letter from You
  6. Hushabye
  7. We Shall Walk Through The Valley
  8. Thriller Rag
  9. Texas Moaner
  10. Sweet Georgia Brown
  11. Bugle Call Rag
  12. Petite Fleur
  13. Wabash Blues
  14. A Smooth One
  15. Railroad Bill - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  16. The Ballad Of Jesse James - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  17. Ol' Riley - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  18. Lost John - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  19. Stewball - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  20. Stackalee - Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
  21. Doin' My Time - Chris Barber Skiffle Group
  22. Where Could I Go? - Chris Barber Skiffle Group
  23. Can't You Line 'Em - Chris Barber Skiffle Group
  24. Gypsy Davy - Chris Barber Skiffle Group
  25. Bourbon Street Parade
  26. New Blues
  27. Willie the Weeper
  28. Mean Mistreater
  29. Yama Yama Man
  30. Ol' Man Mose
  31. Mood Indigo
  32. Bearcat Crawl
  33. Lowland Blues
  34. Panama Rag
  35. Bourbon Street/When The Saints
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