Label: CBS - none • Series: Jazz Odyssey - Volume 1 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP, Mono Box Set Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz •
Born March 25, in New OrleansLouisiana. Her father was Capt. William B. Barrett, whom she said fought for the North in the Civil War. Inshe accepted a steady job at Happy Landing, a local club in Pecaniere, Louisiana, but it was her recording debut inwith her own album in the Riverside Records New Orleans: The Living Legends series, that brought her recognition.
Although most of the songs on the album were instrumentals, others featured vocals by Barrett that the liner notes described as her first recordings as a vocalist. She was nicknamed "Bell Gal" because she wore a red skull cap and garters with Christmas bells that jingled in time with her music. She was featured on the cover of Glamour magazine and written about in publications in the U. She toured with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band domestically and internationally, including a stint at Disneyland in Despite the popular exposure she received at concerts and overseas appearances, Barrett continued to feel most comfortable in her native New Orleans, especially the French Quarter.
Overall, this set gives listeners a good sampling of the sound of New Orleans jazz circa and is one of the few recordings of Barrett mostly without the regular members of what would become the Preservation Hall Jazz Band Robinson and Sayles excepted. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band made a brief appearance in the film The Cincinnati Kidwhich featured Barrett as vocalist and pianist for the band and included a close-up of Benny Goodman Sextet - Lullaby Of The Leaves / Temptation Rag (Shellac). Inshe suffered Uvážu Oslátko - Traditional Jazz Studio Praha* - Entomologists Dream stroke that paralyzed her left side, but she continued to work, and occasionally to record.
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