Perdido Street Blues - 1982 Chris Barber and his Jazz and Blues Band
This tune was first recorded by Johnny Dodds and his New Orleans Wanderers in 1926. The Barber Band has changed the rhythm
pattern completely and the tune gets a new twist, which is very refreshing.
Chris Barber at the height of his popularity is seen and heard in a concert taped for the BBC in 1982.
Cd's and DVD's of this concert are available mostly in Germany. The 97 minute DVD is called "Walking to New Orleans"
Barber's excellent band today is still the leading traditional jazzband in Europe and continuously on tour to the concert halls (http://www.wimwigt.com/tours_barber.html
In 1982 the band consisted of Chris Barber trombone, Pat Halcox trumpet, Ian Wheeler clarinet/alto, John Crocker clarinet/alto/tenor, Johnny McCallum banjo/guitar, Roger Hill guitar, Vic Pitt bass and Norman Emberson drums