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||Singing In The Rain||George Barnes||2:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Have You Me Miss Jones||George Barnes||2:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jeepers Creepers||George Barnes||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Runnin' Wild||George Barnes||2:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Indiana (Back Home Again)||George Barnes||2:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Guitars Galore||George Barnes||2:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)||George Barnes||2:24||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sugar (That Sugar Baby Of Mine)||George Barnes||2:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Waitin' At The End Of The Road||George Barnes||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Too Marvelous For Words||George Barnes||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Should I||George Barnes||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pickin' Plenty||George Barnes||1:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
George Barnes' work as a jazz guitarist is sadly underrated, though this Mercury LP is not really indicative of his career. Recorded in 1961 near the beginning of the stereo era, Barnes is heard with three separate soloists, trumpeter and flügelhornist Clark Terry, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, and clarinetist Hank D'Amico, none of whom is identified on the album jacket. The arrangements frequently add numerous unidentified guitarists in portions of nearly every song, and in one case ("Jeepers Creepers"), a bizarre honky tonk piano, though Terry saves the day. Originally part of an LP with a dozen tracks, this reissue deletes two of them. Without the gimmickry of the additional guitars, this long unavailable record might have been an outstanding release, but it will still have some value for jazz fans.
Born: July 17, 1921 in Chicago Heights, IL
Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s