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Danny Barker

g, bj, 1909-1994 US, New Orleans
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Jazz
A.k.a. Daniel Barker

American jazz guitarist, banjoist and composer. Born : January 13, 1909 in New Orleans. Died : March 13, 1994 in New Orleans. After playing in several local groups, went to New York to play in swing bands. First recordings with Dave Nelson's Harlem Hot Shots (New York, 1931). During the mid-1940s, much sought after New Orleans rhythm man mainly with Pops Foster (string bass) and Baby Dodds (drums). Recorded extensively. Still active in New Orleans in 1970. Married to singer Blue Lu Barker. (from "Deep South Piano" by Karl Gert zur Heide)

  • Guitar
  • Banjo
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Whose Honey Are You? on Red Allen: Original 1933-1941 Recordings by Henry "Red" Allen
Shay Collins on Shay Collins by Danny Barker
He Ain't Got Rhythm on Red Allen: Original 1933-1941 Recordings by Henry "Red" Allen
College Holiday: I Adore You on Red Allen: Original 1933-1941 Recordings by Henry "Red" Allen
Ham & Eggs on Save The Bones by Danny Barker
Dane Evans on Dane Evans by Danny Barker
Taylor Hughes on Taylor Hughes by Danny Barker
Goodnight, My Lucky Day on Red Allen: Original 1933-1941 Recordings by Henry "Red" Allen
Bill Bailey on The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker by Danny Barker
Charleston on The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker by Danny Barker

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
New Orleans Jazz Man And RaconteurDanny Barker2015Compil.
The Fabulous Banjo Of Danny BarkerDanny Barker2010Album
American Griot (The Legacy Of A Great Jazz Man)Danny Barker and New Orleans Rhythm Kings2010Album
A Salute to Jelly Roll MortonThe Dukes Of Dixieland, Danny Barker2005Album
Jamming At Rudi'sDanny Barker, Eubie Blake, Dave Burley, Pops Foster, Tyree Glenn, Sonny Greer, Conrad Janis, John Jeffrey, Kenny Kersey, Freddie Moore, Hot Lips Page, Walter Page, Burney Peacock, Paul Quinichette, Tom Sharpsteen, R. C. H. Smith, Ralph Sutton, Bob Wilber1996Compil.
Salute To Jelly Roll MortonDukes Of Dixieland & Danny Barker1992Album
Save The BonesDanny Barker1988Album
Don't Give The Name A Bad Place (Types And Stereotypes In American Musical Theater 1870-1900)Max Morath • Danny Barker • Clifford Jackson • Dick Hyman1978Album
Jamming At Rudi's, No. 2Hot Lips Page, Tyree Glenn, Sonny Greer, Paul Quinichette, Burney Peacock, Walter Page, Dan Burley, Danny Barker1951Album
Jamming At Rudi's, No. 1Conrad Janis, Bob Wilber, Dick Smith, Tom Sharpsteen, Pops Foster, Eubie Blake, Danny Barker, John Jeffrey, Freddie Moore1951Album
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