Barry Goldberg

Barry Goldberg

Barry Goldberg (born 1941, Chicago, Illinois) is a blues and rock keyboardist, songwriter and record producer.


As a teenager in Chicago, Goldberg sat in with Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, and Howlin' Wolf. He played keyboards in the band supporting Bob Dylan during his 1965 'electrified' appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. He formed The Electric Flag with Mike Bloomfield in 1967, and later formed the Barry Goldberg Reunion in 1968.

Goldberg's songs (some of which co-written with Gerry Goffin) have been recorded by many musicians including Rod Stewart, Gladys Knight, Percy Sledge, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Gram Parsons and B. J. Thomas.

Goldberg's first professional recording session was "Devil With The Blue Dress On" / "Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. Among the albums he contributed to are Leonard Cohen's "Death of a Ladies' Man", The Ramones' "End of the Century", Gram Parson's "The Gilded Palace of Sin", and "Super Session" which featured Michael Bloomfield, Stephen Stills, and Al Kooper.

Goldberg also has produced albums by Percy Sledge including "Blue Night" (Grammy nominated and WC Handy soul album of the year) as well as "Shining Through the Rain", Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, The Textones plus Bob Dylan's version of Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready".

1994: Blue Night by Percy Sledge produced by Saul Davis & Barry Goldberg and featured Bobby Womack, Steve Cropper, Mick Taylor, Greg Leisz, Bob Glaub, Ed Greene, Mikael Rickfors, the Waters... and songs written by Rickfors, Gregg Sutton, Pat Robinson, Carla Olson, the Bee Gees, Quinton Claunch, Fats Domino, Ois Redding...

2004: Shining Through The Rain by Percy also co-produced by Saul & Barry and featuring Larry Byrom, Denny Freeman, Clayton Ivey, Ed Greene, hil Upchurch, Bob Glaub, the waters, Jakob Dylan... and songs by the Bee Gees, Mikael Rickfors, Carla Olson, Jackie Lomax, Earl Carson, Bobby Moore.

In 2002, he featured on the Bo Diddley tribute album "Hey Bo Diddley - A Tribute!", playing piano on the songs "Pills", "I'm A Man" and "Before You Accuse Me". (produced by Carla Olson.)

In 2005-6, he toured with the Chicago Blues Reunion featuring Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel.



*1966 "Blowing My Mind" (Epic LP; reissued on CD: Collectables and Acadia)
*1968 "There's No Hole in My Soul" (Buddah LP; reissued on CD: One Way)
*1969 "Two Jews Blues" (Buddah LP; reissued on CD: One Way)
*1970 "Street Man" (Buddah LP)
*1972 "Barry Goldberg & Friends" (Record Man LP)
*1974 "Blasts from My Past" (Buddah LP)
*1974 "Barry Goldberg" (Atco LP)
*1976 "Barry Goldberg & Friends Recording Live" (Buddah LP)
*2002 "Stoned Again" (Antone's/Texas Music Group)produced by Carla Olson and featuring Denny Freeman, Ernie Watts, Mick Taylor, Gregg Sutton...
*2003 "Live" (Unidisc)
*2006 "Chicago Blues Reunion" (Music Avenue)

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