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Paul Barbarin

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: May 5, 1899 | Died: February 10, 1969    

Paul Barbarin - drums (1899 - 1969)

Paul Barbarin was from a musical family. His father Isidore was the leader of The Onward Brass Band, and all of his brothers were very involved in the music of New Orleans. Unlike most of the other famous musicians from the city, Barbarin never cut his ties with the city, but returned again and again throughout his career. As a teenager, he started drumming with bands like Buddy Petit's Young Olympians.

He left the Crescent City in 1917 and found work in the Armour and Company stockyards in Chicago, while still managing to play music by night. By 1920 he was touring with bands, working with Freddie Keppard and his brother-in-law Jimmie Noone....
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    Paul Barbarin And His New Orleans Jazz

    Soul Note
    1955
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    Jazz From New Orleans

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