South Rampart Street Parade - Chris Barber and his Band 1982
This tune was first recorded by Bob Crosby. Bob Crosby led one of the hottest big bands of the 1930s, a unit that although filled with swing stylists could play Dixieland with the joy and spontaneity of a small group.
One of the hottest groups these days is Britain’s Chris Barber Band. Chris started his band in the early fifties and even today, some fifty years later the band is still on top of the scene. I just checked his gig list for September and October 2007. Some 35 concerts over a period of 2 months. Who can claim that in the jazz world. Just unbelievable.
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