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Barry Finnerty


Acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, composer. A prolific program player through the ’70s, Barry Finnerty found New York from your West Coastline in 1973. He’d analyzed traditional piano as a kid, taken acoustic guitar lessons as a teenager and briefly went to Berklee in 1971. Finnerty became a member of Chico Hamilton in 1974, and later on that year caused Airto and Flora Purim. He became a member of the Joe Farrell quartet in 1975, and later on did classes and documented with Hamilton, Hubert Laws and regulations, The Tower of Power as well as the group Beefy Crimson. Finnerty appeared in the Montreux and Monterey Celebrations in the middle-’70s using Hamilton and Airto respectively.

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Full Name Barry Finnerty
Profession Singer, Author, Songwriter, Jazz guitarist
Education Berklee College of Music
Nationality American
Parents Warren Finnerty
Music Groups The Crusaders, Blood, Sweat & Tears
Music Songs Keep That Same Old Feeling, Put It Where You Want It, I Felt the Love, Stomp and Buck Dance, Soul Shadows, Blue Street, Way Back Home, Spiral, So Far Away, Sweet 'n' Sour, Sunshine in Your Eyes, A Message From the Inner City, My Lady, A Ballad for Joe, My Mama Told Me So, The Well's Gone Dry, Rhapsody and Blues, Whispering Pines, And Then There Was the Blues, Free as the Wind, Street Life, Last Call, Carnival of the Night, Eleanor Rigby, Soul Caravan, It Happens Everyday, Viva De Funk, M.J.S. Funk, Tough Talk, Cosmic Reign, Good Times, You Pay for Love
Albums Trazz! (trance Jazz), Street Life, Chain Reaction, Those Southern Knights, Freedom Sound, Royal Jam, Crusaders 1, Southern Comfort, Old Socks New Shoes - New Socks Old Shoes, Brand New Day, Standing Tall, Rural Renewal, The Best of the Crusaders, The Jazz Crusaders at the Lighthouse, Lighthouse '68, Rhapsody and Blues, Chile Con Soul, Manhattan Sessions, Pt. 1, Straight Ahead, Mixology, The Crusaders' Finest Hour, Groove Crusade

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Strangers Kiss 1983 musician: guitar
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich 1978 musician: guitar - uncredited

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