Blues Legacy is an entirely new kind of audio-visual recording company, run by a coterie of musicians and producers, who are dedicated to “Keepin’ Blues Alive”. Every record release remains the property of the Artist-Owners and cannot be taken over by outside financial interests. All output reaches the public through the Classic Media Group (Shepperton Studios, England).

Blues Legacy operates as a not-for-profit company that distributes the financial income and proceeds back to the artists and producers who work together on music and DVD projects. Artists are not required to sign away their intellectual property ownership rights or copyrights in their creative works: artists simply license their creative works to Blues Legacy for an agreed period of time. In return, they are issued with share certificates in their creative works, and by definition, each and every artist becomes a shareholder in their own Blues Legacy creative project.

Unlike conventional recording companies, Blues Legacy does not have any owners or equity stake holders. There is no board of directors, and Blues Legacy, as a company, can never be sold or purchased, or taken over. Instead, Blues Legacy has a group of Custodians and Guardians, made up of musicians, producers and professionals, who oversee the good practice and probity of the company, headed up by the President, Chris Barber, OBE. Current custodians and guardians include Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, and Terry Taylor.
  The first and inaugural album released under The Blues Legacy imprint was the critically acclaimed Can’t Stop Now (Oct ’07) which features The Big Chris Barber Band, including special guest appearances by Andy Fairweather-Low on ‘Worried Man Blues’, ‘Gin House’, and ‘Lay My Burden Down’, as well as some Barber classics and new Ellington arrangements .
  New Releases
  New releases on the Blues Legacy label are scheduled worldwide for Chris Barber Presents…The Blues Legacy: ‘Lost & Found’ CD & Download Series. This collection of 3 volumes features previously unheard recordings from American Blues legends Muddy Waters, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Sonny Boy Williamson, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, Howlin’ Wolf and Jimmy Witherspoon, with The Chris Barber Band and Ottilie Patterson, plus special guest performances from Humphrey Lyttelton & Ronnie Scott.

Simultaneously released is the ‘As We Like It’ DVD from The Big Chris Barber Band with special guest Andy Fairweather-Low.
Volume One

Featuring Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and the Chris Barber Band with Ottilie Patterson.

Concert recordings from 1957 and 1958.
Volume Two

Featuring Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Champion Jack Dupree, Louis Jordan, and the Chris Barber Band with Ottilie Patterson.

Broadcast and concert recordings from 1958, 1959, and 1962.
Volume Three

Featuring Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Howlin' Wolf & Hubert Sumlin, with the Chris Barber Band and Guest Performances from Ottilie Patterson, Humphrey Lyttelton, and Ronnie Scott.

Broadcast and concert recordings from 1964 and 1980.
As We Like It (DVD)

As We Like It presents the Jazz & Blues legend Chris Barber in an exclusive one-night-only performance, filmed live in front of an invited studio audience at Classic T Stage, Shepperton Film Studios. The DVD features the Big Chris Barber Band and a special guest appearance from
Andy Fairweather-Low. This is classic Chris Barber, an absolute icon in the world of Jazz, alongside his full eleven-piece band performing hit tracks such as 'Petite Fleur', numbers from the critically acclaimed 2007 album Can’t Stop Now, plus a host of material from the likes of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, and the Dorsey Brothers, in what Blues Matters magazine described as 'a terrific performance'.
  Release Dates for All Three CD Volumes and the DVD:
         United Kingdom – 10th March 2008
       Europe – 20th March 2008
       United States & Canada – 13th May 2008
       Worldwide Digital Audio Download Release – 10th March 2008
  Watch Promotional Videos on YouTube:
         CDs: The Lost & Found Series
       DVD: As We Like It
  "I would love the opportunity to give 15 stars for these discs – 5 for their importance, 5 for the remastering and 5 for the performances themselves – but I’m only allowed to give 5 stars so I will." --
  Classic Studio T is a music DVD, CD and Digital Download label and part of the Classic Media Group, based at Shepperton Film Studios, England. The Blues Legacy label will continue to release both new and historic releases from quality Jazz & Blues artists and projects created with Chris Barber.

For further information, high-resolution images, interview requests, and review copies please contact:
Ben Williams
T: 0044 (0) 1932 592016

Classic Media Group, Shepperton Film Studios, Studios Road, Shepperton, Middx, TW17 0QD, UK
  Visit the Chris Barber website at and the Official Blues Legacy website at