Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
This Roots Music from Nawlins is a Must-Have!
Rosemary Basil | New Orleans, LA | 05/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Can't make it to Jazz Fest? Into roots and vintage music? Buy this cd! My friend, Danny Barker is gone and I miss his spirited stories between sets. However,we are blessed that his music and wonderful spirit live on in his recorded music and writings. He lived his life for music here in New Orleans and in NY where he played with Cab Calloway. Danny never retired, but worked in the community to keep the old traditional music alive and bring you this cd and his autobiographical writings (see Buddy Bolden and the Last Days of Storyville by Danny Barker, Alyn Shipton (Editor)) Guitar or banjo and unique vocal stylings, this cd is classic Barker as I remember him: sincere and down to earth. "Save the Bones", "Ham and Eggs" and "St. James Infirmary" are special treats but the whole cd is timeless-- folk, jazz, blues, vintage Danny! I hope you will also check out his wife's recordings-- blues singer, Blue Lu Barker. "Don't You Feel My Leg" was her signature song. Danny and Blue Lu were two special people!"
Quintessential Street Musician
Stephen Haske | Savannah, GA | 11/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry that I never got to hear Danny Barker sing other than through this CD. It's a good thing that this CD is not too difficult to find - You'll find it here in New Orleans, if not elsewhere. Or listen to WWOZ, they play "Save The Bones" and "Ham and Eggs" fairly fequently. Danny sings with such a sense of loose fun that you can't help but get wrapped up in his simple songs. This CD gives the feeling that you are walking up Decatur and happen along Danny busking in the sun, the Mississippi barges floating in the background. I would have dropped some money in his guitar case."
This album is "different"
Stephen Haske | 07/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No matter what type of music you listen to or your age, you have to appreciate the lyrical qualities of this man's songs. With his rough voice and front-pourch rhythm you can't help but attempt to sing along while tapping your feet. I suggest listening to "Save the Bones", that is my favorite song."