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Ottilie Patterson

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Ottilie Patterson is a blues singer best known for her performances and recordings with the Chris Barber Jazz Band in the late-1950s and early-1960s. The vocalist Patterson joined in 1954 the Chris Barber band when she was Barber's girlfriend, (they married in 1959). Aided by remarkably consistent personnel, the Barber band was soon one of the UK's leading traditional groups and was well placed to take advantage of the surge of interest in this form of jazz in the late 50s and early 60s. Barber experienced a "freak" hit in the pop charts in 1959 when his arrangement of Sydney Bechet's "Petite Fleur" became a huge hit (No

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News: Recording

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

Chris Barber: A Trailblazer’s Legacy Due Out July 23rd On Last Music Co.

On March 2nd, the world mourned the passing of Chris Barber OBE. A British Jazz pioneer who performed for over seven decades until his retirement in 2019, Barber was a transformational figure in the UK music scene. He unlocked the door for a new generation of renowned musicians who in turn, continue to inspire on a ...

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News: Obituary

Chris Barber, Giant of British Jazz, Dies at Age 90

Chris Barber, Giant of British Jazz, Dies at Age 90

Born in 1930, Chris Barber was one of the leading figures in European jazz. Together with Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk, he was one of the “Three B’s” who defined traditional jazz in Britain and spearheaded the “Trad” revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s. His interest in jazz began while he was evacuated from ...

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News: Music Industry

Chris Barber Retires After 65 Years As A Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Chris Barber Retires After  65 Years As A  Top Bandleader And Pioneer Of Blues In Britain

Trombonist/bandleader Chris Barber has announced his permanent retirement from full-time music after leading his internationally popular band since 1954. His original small group initially played in jazz clubs but by the late 50s became an attraction in large concert halls throughout the UK and Europe. Chris Barber’s Jazz Band first toured the USA in 1959 after ...

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That Patterson Girl

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2007

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Madame Blues & Doctor Jazz!

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1984

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Spring Song

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1971

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The Bitterness Of Death/ Spring Song

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1969

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Baby Please Don't Go

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1964

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Strange Things

Label: Not On Label
Released: 1963


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