Over the years, many guests have appeared with -- and recorded with -- the Chris Barber Band. This page is a comprehensive list of all the guests whom we have been able to identify from the Barber-Purser archives and the Purser-Bielderman discography. However, we have only listed those for whom a recording is available. Thus Maria Muldaur and Brother John Sellars, for example, both of whom played with the band but did not, to our knowledge, record any tracks, are not included below.
Alvin Alcorn
Kenny Ball

Acker Bilk
South and Wabash Blues (both from the CD, That's It Then)

Alex Bradford
Wendell Brunious
Ken Colyer
Jimmy Cotton
Wild Bill Davis
Lonnie Donegan
Champion Jack Dupree
Andy Fairweather Low
Edmond Hall
Joe Harriott
Paul Jones
Louis Jordan
I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town and Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? (both from the LP, The Best Of Both Worlds, and the CD, Louis Jordan & Chris Barber)
Bertie King
John Lewis
Home Folks (from the LP and CD, Swing Is Here)
Humphrey Lyttelton
Chas McDevitt
Big Bill Morganfield
Van Morrison
Ray Nance
Albert Nicholas
Russell Procope
Mac Rebbenack (Dr. John)
Decatur Drive (from the LP and CD, Take Me Back To New Orleans)
Monty Sunshine
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Tommy Tucker
Kenneth Washington
Sonny Boy Williamson
Jimmy Witherspoon
Bill Wyman
Trummy Young

Trumpet || Trombone || Reeds || Banjo and guitar || Electric guitar || Bass || Drums || Ottilie Patterson

The Instrumentalists