Showing posts with label Catswalk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catswalk. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Farewell, Chris Barber - jazz artist who recorded Paul McCartney's "Catcall"

British trad jazz trombonist Chris Barber died today at age 90, London Jazz News reports.

Barber was one of the most influential musicians on the British trad jazz scene in the 1950s and early 1960s, but is likely most familiar to Beatles fans because he recorded a version of Paul McCartney's instrumental "Cat Call" in 1967. The Beatles, themselves, played the tune early in their career, too.

Here are some vintage clippings about Barber's recording of the tune, followed by the tune itself. You can hear Paul, Jane Asher and others adding some vocal sounds.

Following that, is an early Beatles recording of the tune.













Thursday, June 11, 2020

Clippings: Paul McCartney goes trad jazz with "Catcall"

In 1967, Paul McCartney offered trad jazz trombonist Chris Barber an old instrumental tune he'd written called "Catcall," which also was known in the early Beatle days as "Catswalk."

Here are some vintage clippings about Barber's recording of the tune, followed by the tune itself. You can hear Paul, Jane Asher and others adding some vocal sounds.

 Following that, is an early Beatles recording of the tune.