Bestsellers: Chris Barber & Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband

Bestsellers: Chris Barber & Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband

by Chris BarberChris Barber

CD(Spanish Import)

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This very short recording combines five cuts from Chris Barber's Jazzband with seven from Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband. While this was released in 1986, there are no liner notes or other information provided regarding the dates of recording or the nature of the sessions. Were they recorded together? Is this a compilation of unrelated recordings? There is a note on the sleeve that these recordings are not up to the usual standards of fidelity of Storyville Records, but given that caveat, the quality was reasonably good. Any reservations aside, there is some fine Dixieland to be found between the covers of this CD. Trombonists lead both bands, and if anything, these cuts demonstrate the equally strong playing by members of each group. There are very slight differences stylistically, to be sure, but the instrumentation for each is identical. The tunes are, as the title implies, bestsellers such as "Washington Square," "Listen to the Mockingbird," "Down by the Riverside," and "Tiger Rag." There are also traditional tunes performed by Papa Bue such as "Schlafe Mein Prinzchen" and "Silberfäden" that somehow sound just as familiar and appropriate. There is nothing unusual in the performances, as traditional solos are sandwiched between the heads. Yet, there is a simple joy that permeates the numbers, a throwback to earlier times.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0717101020027
catalogNumber: 5004191
Rank: 184677


  1. Schlafe Mein Prinzchen
  2. Wiegenlied
  3. Silberfäden
  4. Spinning Wheel
  5. Washington Square
  6. Listen to the Mockingbird
  7. Ice Cream
  8. Down by the Riverside
  9. Tiger Rag
  10. Saratoga Swing
  11. Precious Lord Lead Me On
  12. Bonanza

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Barber   Primary Artist,Trombone
Lonnie Donegan   Banjo,Vocals
Patrick Halcox   Trumpet
Monty Sunshine   Clarinet
Papa Bue Jensen   Trombone
Jim Bray   Bass
Mogens Seidelin   String Bass
Ron Bowden   Drums
Bjarne "Liller" Petersen   Banjo,Vocals
Finn Otto Hansen   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Harry Da Costa   Composer
Traditional   Composer

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