Tag Archives: Joe LaBarbera

Joe LaBarbera: My Gretsch Set-Up with Chuck Mangione

SKF NOTE: In the early 1970s Joe LaBarbera was recording and performing with Chuck Mangione. The group released three excellent albums with Mr. LaBarbera: Land of Make Believe (Mercury, 1973), Bellavia (A&M, 1975), and Chase the Clouds Away (A&M, 1975). … Continue reading

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Joe LaBarbera: Happy If My Tombstone Reads, “Bill Dug Me”

SKF NOTE: Good to see Joe LaBarbera in the news. He was recording with Chuck Mangione when I first heard him, and I saw LaBarbera with Mangione at My Father’s Place on Long Island, NY. His work with pianist Bill … Continue reading

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