The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166509 Message #4004872
Posted By: GUEST
17-Aug-19 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Chris Barber retires
Subject: RE: Chris Barber retires
I could possibly be wrong but I have never ever heard of Chris thumping Monty.
There could be some confusion here with the fact that Monty once thumped Chris's partner and manager Harold Pendleton. It was something that Otillie did which was the cause of the altercation but nothing of the sort suggested in Jim Carroll's post above.
If my memory is correct this is when Monty understandably set up his own band and Chris brought in Ian Wheeler.
The story of Colyer's activities in New Orleans has been well documented but it was the older jazz musicians that he sought out and played with such as George Lewis,Jim Robinson, Kid Sheik for example. With all due respect "the best of the bluesmen" would have been hard to find in N.O at that time.
The remark about potential superstardom for Lonnie is laughable. It was virtually a throw away track which accidentally became a hit.
It happened again with Humphrey Lyttelton and Johnny Parker's "Bad Penny Blues".