Other tracks of note include “Love Me Or Leave Me” with James Cotton, “Diggin My Potatoes” with Lonnie Donegan, “Goin’ Up The River” with some guitar and trumpet play by Jeff Healey. and “Can’t Be Satisfied” with guitarist deluxe Rory Gallagher where Barber switches to the bass.
His modern work is well represented by performances with Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. The collaboration with Clapton on “Weeping Willow” finds Barber in his late 70s as he fills in the spaces behind Clapton’s guitar runs.
Chris Barber is now an octogenarian and shows no sign of slowing down. If you have not been exposed to his music, then this set is a fine introduction. It was released in the U.K. last year and will make its American debut in early May.