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Just Once More For All Time (6CD)

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Just Once More For All Time
Just Once More For All Time


Chris Barber was a true legend not only of Jazz in the UK and Europe, but also in the influence he had on the UK's popular music as a whole. He formed his first band and made his first recordings in 1949; he continued leading his band and recording up until his retirement in 2019 at the age of 89. He turned professional in 1953 and toured continuously until his retirement. The 1950s Skiffle movement, which influenced many later Rock stars such as The Beatles, took off as an offshoot from his band and its banjo player, Lonnie Donegan (who became a star in his own right). Chris was influential in bringing American Blues musicians over to play in this country; his involvement in London's Marquee Club provided a jumping off point for bands like The Rolling Stones and British RnB. During the 1950s Chris's band was the leading band on the burgeoning Traditional Jazz scene which became the Trad Boom on the late early 1960s where the band enjoyed the top spots along with the bands of Acker Bilk and Kenny Ball. Chris passed away in March 2021. He left behind a vast legacy of recordings.

This handsomely packaged box set consisting of an 80 page hard backed book and six CDs which traces the history of Chris Barber's bands from 1949 to 2008. Four of the CDs take a specific period and looks at the development of the band during that time. A fifth CD looks at the various soloists featured in the band over the years and the last CD includes some very rare items as well as bidding a final farewell to Chris Barber.

What makes this collection unique is that out of the 109 tracks, 105 have never been previously released. The compilation and audio restoration of the CDs plus the book text has been done by Paul Adams who first met Chris in 1964, started working with him recording the band in 1994, and liaised with Chris over the reissue of both the Barber back catalogue and previously unreleased items. This resulted in the LAKE label having the largest collection of Chris Barber albums anywhere. This box set is a worthy review of the life and times of Chris Barber's bands


  1. Name
  2. Gatemouth #2
  3. Original Tuxedo Rag
  4. Misty Morning
  5. My Old Kentucky Home
  6. Merrydown Rag
  7. Carolina Moon
  8. Chimes Blues
  9. Double Check Stomp
  10. Merrydown Blues
  11. Rock Island Line
  12. Camp Meeting Blues
  13. Canal Street Blues
  14. Jealous Hearted Blues
  15. How Long Blues
  16. Trixie's Blues
  17. Let My Man Alone
  18. St. George's Rag
  19. London Blues
  20. The Peach
  21. Come On Coot And Do That Thing
  22. Georgia Cakewalk
  23. Weary Blues
  24. Gotta Travel On
  25. Yellow Dog Blues
  26. Gatemouth
  27. Dinah
  28. Oh, You Beautiful Doll
  29. Trouble In Mind
  30. It Won't Be Long
  31. Honeysuckle Rose
  32. Squeeze Me
  33. I Hate Myself For Being So Mean To You
  34. Sweet As Bear Meat
  35. Saratoga Swing
  36. New Orleans Wiggle
  37. Key To The Highway
  38. The Weight
  39. Lady Be Good
  40. St. James Infirmary Blues
  41. Harlem Bound
  42. Just A Little While To Stay Here
  43. Take Me Back To New Orleans
  44. Jambalaya
  45. We Shall Walk Through The Streets Of The City
  46. Music From The Land Of Dreams
  47. I'm A Salty Dog
  48. Stumblin' Block
  49. Oh Baby
  50. Sideways
  51. Come Friday
  52. Sweet Sue
  53. Ory's Creole Trombone
  54. St. Louis Blues
  55. Immigration Blues
  56. The Isle Of Capri
  57. All The Girls Go Crazy 'bout The Way I Walk
  58. Working Man Blues
  59. All Our Tomorrows
  60. Alice Blue Gown
  61. Harlem Rag
  62. Misty Morning
  63. Mood Indigo
  64. Perdido
  65. Whatcha Gonna Do?
  66. Battersea Rain Dance
  67. Spell Of The Blues
  68. Snag It
  69. Precious Lord Lead Me On
  70. Jungle Nights In Harlem
  71. Devaluation Blues
  72. Rent Party Blues
  73. Jubilee Stomp
  74. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  75. C Jam Blues
  76. Young Fashioned Ways
  77. Indiana
  78. Goin' Up The River
  79. Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
  80. New Orleans Hula
  81. Stackolee
  82. Rocks In My Bed
  83. Oro
  84. Buddy Bolden's Blues
  85. It Don't Mean A Thing
  86. Stevedore Stomp
  87. Ride On
  88. Savoy Blues
  89. Wildcat Blues
  90. I Can't Get Started
  91. Billie's Bounce
  92. Over In The Gloryland
  93. After You've Gone
  94. Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
  95. O Me What Eyes
  96. Johnny I Hardly Knew You
  97. The Green Green Grass Of Home
  98. Black & Tan Fantasy
  99. Bryant May
  100. Tishomingo Blues
  101. Revival
  102. Too Busy
  103. Blue Turning Grey
  104. New York Town
  105. South
  106. That's My Home
  107. Didn't He Ramble?
  108. Farewell Blues
  109. Just Once For All Time
  110. Goin' Home / Chimes Blues
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