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Born: July 17, 1921 | Died: September 5, 1977    Primary Instrument: Guitar

George Barnes (1921 - 1977) began his career in Chicago while still a teenager. In 1935 he was playing blues guitar backup for singers like Memphis Minnie and Blind John Davis before making his move to jazz. His first significant jazz recording was The George Barnes Sextet made for Keynote Records in 1946. His last two recordings were produced in 1977, by Concord Records, one just shortly before and one just after his death.

George Barnes was one of the most underrated of the jazz guitarists that came up during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. He was easily recognized for the duets he made with Carl Kress, but sometimes overlooked as one of the great jazz stylists and innovators....
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Source: Classic Jazz Guitar

External Discographies:

George Barnes Discography
George Barnes Discography by Dave Gould.

George Barnes Recordings
George Barnes Discography on Classic Jazz Guitar site.

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