Jack Barber

The quintessential Texas blues bass man turned professional in the late '50s, before he was old enough to drink. He worked with the Dell-Kings early on, plied his bass trade on the East Side and was the original Sir Douglas Quintet bass player. "I've always played conjunto, blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll, he said. For years a regular in Sahm's blues projects, Barber also has played and recorded with the Texas Tornados, Kim Wilson, Johnny Nicholas (with most of the West Side Horns), Augie Meyers, Randy Garibay, Shawn Sahm & the S.A. Grover, and currently playing with The Westside Horns.  He is a San Antonio treasure and the anchor of the band.  He also has his own web site, www.jack-barber.com.

Album Credits:

  • TexasTornados "4 Aces" (Grammy nominated)

  • Last Real Texas Blues Band (Grammy nominated)

  • Augie Meyers "White Boy" (Grammy nominated)

  • Kim Wilson "Tigerman"

  • Kim Wilson "That’s Life"

  • Augie Meyers "Alive and Well At Lake Taco

  • Amos Garrett, Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor Band "The Return Of The Formerly Brothers"

  • Johnny Nicolas "Thrill On The Hill"

  • Yusef Latiff "Part Of The Search"

  • Doug Sahm "Doug Sahm And Band"

  • Willie Nelson "Shotgun Willie"

  • Sir Douglas Quintet "The Best Of"

  • Sir Douglas Quintet "Live Love"

  • Sir Douglas & The Texas Tornados &quotTexas Rock For Country Rollers"

  • Sir Douglas Quintet "The Return Of Doug Sahm"

  • The Sir Douglas Band "Texas Tornado"

  • Doug Sahm "Hell Of A Spell"

  • Doug Sahm "Juke Box Music"

  • Doug Sahm "Doug Sahm And Friends"

  • The River Rats "Live At Dicks"

  • Butch "Now Is The Time"

  • Augie Meyers "Blame It On Love "

  • The Dealer Blues Band

  • Chris Holzhaus "Welcome To Bluzhill Texas"

  • The Amos Garrett,Doug Sahm,Gene Taylor Band."Live Japan"

  • Jartse Tuominen "Black & Blue"

  • Randy Garibay "Barbacoa Blues"

  • Pete Maze "For Pete's Sake"

  • Johnny Olenn - currently recording

  • Johnny Nicholas and The Texas Allstars "Rockin' My Blues To Sleep"

  • West Side Horns on Dialtone Records 

  • Shawn Sahm "Shawn Sahm" on Vangeline Records

  • Benoit Blue Boy "En Amérique" 

  • The Swindles "Songs In The Key Of "T"

  • Deep in the Heart of Texas (ZU-Zazz)

  • Augie Meyers "Blame It On Love"

  • Marc Benno "I Got It Bad"

  • Glenn Allan "Paradise Texas" with Flaco Jimenez

 

Commercials/Ads/Video/Movie/Tv performances:

  • More American Graffiti - (Soundtrack)

  • Tin Cup - Texas Tornados - (Soundtrack)

  • "A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" Texas Tornados - (Video)

  • Tom's Ribs - Augie Meyers - (TV/Radio Ad)

  • Hi/Lo Auto Parts - Augie Meyers (Radio Ad)

  • HulaBalu - (TV Show)

  • Shindig - (TV Show)

  • Dick Clark’s American Bandstand - (TV Show)

 

 

Performances with:

  • Sir Douglas Quintet

  • David Bromberg

  • Bob Dylan

  • Willie Nelson

  • David "Fathead" Newman

  • Yusef Latiff

  • Johnny Winter

  • Flaco Jimenez

  • Freddy Fender

  • Doug Sham

  • Augie Meyers

  • Los Lobos

  • Wayne Jackson (Memphis Horns)

  • Joe Lewis Walker

  • Stevie Ray Vaughn

  • Jimmy Vaughn

  • Kim Wilson

  • Asleep At the Wheel

  • Dr. John

  • Gene Taylor

  • Amos Garrett Band

  • Joe King Carrasco

  • Johnny Nicholas

  • Steve Button

  • Earl King

  • John Hammond

  • Delbert McClinton

  • Boz Scaggs
  • Roger McGuinn

  • T.Bone Burnett

  • Billy Swan

  • Righteous Brothers

  • Jerry Jeff Walker

  • Marsha Ball

  • Antone’s House Band

  • Lou Ann Barton

  • Angela Strehli

  • Rusty-Doug

  • Chris Holzhaus

  • Roger Miller

  • The Costers

  • The Flamingeos

  • The Iguanas

  • Jackie King

  • Pete Maze

  • Jartse Tuominen

  • Randy Garibay

  • Sonny Ozuna

  • Rene Rene

  • Lee Roy Parnell

  • Clifford Scott

  • Ruben V

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