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Drumbeat - John Barry - The Lost Tracks

Monday, 09 March 2015 15:27

John Barry – The Lost Tracks

The following were performed ‘live’ by the John Barry Seven on BBC’s Drumbeat series in 1959. Only one of the shows was pre-recorded (and there is not much chance of that having survived) so unless anybody recorded the shows onto a tape-recorder, it’s likely they will never be heard again.

Television:

Drumbeat:

Jumping with Symphony Sid (JB7 & Millermen)
Topsy (JB7 & Millermen)
Trollin’
Tequila
Roulette
Toots (written by John Barry)
The Rumble (written by John Barry)
Guitar Boogie Shuffle
Black Bottom
Flippin’
Juke Box Fury
Bongo Rock
Teenage Guitar
Flippin’ In
Mason Dixon Line
What is this thing called love?
Peter Gunn
China Tea
Cerveza

The following were pre-recorded by the JB7 as part of the soundtrack to this BBC drama in 1961, along with songs by Ray Brooks & Johnny De Little. As in the case of Drumbeat, there is little chance of this still existing in the BBC archives.

Girl On A Roof:

Not Guilty (written by Trevor Peacock)
I Want You Baby (written by John Barry)

The JB7 made countless radio appearances on shows like Saturday, Club, Easy Beat & Music With A Beat. All of them were pre-recorded so there is a chance at least some of them still exist. They also accompanied a wide variety of vocalists. The following is not an exhaustive list – merely the ones we know about.

Radio:

Easy Beat, Saturday Club, Music With A Beat

All John Barry Seven / John Barry Seven plus Four:

Like Young
Manhunt
The Swinging Preacher
Young Man’s Lament
How High The Noon
Bonnie Came Back
Big Beat Boogie
Easy Beat (written by John Barry)
Beatnik Fly
Too Much Tequila
Tuxedo Junction
No Go (written by John Barry)*
I Remember You
Easy To Love
Chiquita Linda
Saturday Jump
Royal Event
Dumplings
Theme From a Summer Place
Two Way Stretch
No Moon At All
My Old Man’s A Dustman
On The Beach
Shazam
Down Yonder
Lonesome Road
Trouble Shooter (written by John Barry)
St. Louis Blues
Route No. 1

* possibly renamed and recorded

Dates of Broadcast
1. 4th April 12. 20th June
2. 11th April 13. 27th June
3. 18th April 14. 4th July
4. 25th April 15. 11th July
5. 2nd May 16. 18th July (Telerecorded)
6. 9th May 17. 25th July
7. 16th May 18. 1st August
8. 23rd May 19. 8th August
9. 30th May 20. 15th August
10. 6 June 21. 22nd August
11. 13th June 22. 29th August
John Barry – The Lost Tracks
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