BARKER, DANNY (1909- )
1 analog reel to reel audio tape
This audio tape was made by Center audio archivist Bruce Nemerov.
Jazz guitarist and banjo player
Danny Barker was born in
In 1965 he returned to
He married jazz singer Blue Lu
(1913- ) in 1930.
[--From Who's Who of Jazz, pp.20-21 and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, Volume One, p. 71.]
Scope and Content:
This group consists primarily of a
reel to reel audio tape of a lecture/demonstration by Danny Barker at
In his presentation Barker described
his personal life and history including his family, jazz in New Orleans and New
York, finding musical work in New Orleans, music as a way of self-identity and
meeting whites, and the comparable role played by break dance and rap today. He
also discussed the history of jazz including black benevolent societies and
brass bands in
Barker's lecture also included performances of "Birth of the Blues", "Hey La Bas", "Mary Ann", "Chockomo" and other songs. Also a poster and a flyer announcing Barker's lecture/demonstration.
The audio tape is filed by tape number in the audio visual archives. The flyer is filed by accession number with other manuscript groups. The poster is filed by accession number with other oversize manuscripts.
A reference audio cassette tape is filed with commercial audio tapes.