After reedman Ian Wheeler rejoined the band in March of 1979, at the same time as Norman Emberson replaced Pete York on drums, the Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band’s personnel remained stable for the next seven years – a remarkable achievement when we consider that this amounted to roughly the same amount of time as the Beatles’ entire recording career! Then, in August of 1986, guitarist Roger Hill left the band and John Slaughter rejoined after an eight-year hiatus. This lineup stayed the same for the next two years, until Norman Emberson left and Alan “Sticky” Wickett took over the drums chair.
The Band
This lineup of the Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band recorded several outstanding CDs, four of which are shown below, together with a short sample track from each CD.
Creole Moods, from In His Element (Timeless TTD572).
Stardust, from Stardust (Timeless TTD537).
South Rampart Street Parade, from New Orleans Symphony (Timeless 610).
Memphis Blues, from When It's Thursday Night In Egypt (Sonet, no longer available).

Chris Barber Jazz & Blues Band page.