VARIOUS - KEARNEY BARTON (2LP/GREEN)

VARIOUS - KEARNEY BARTON (2LP/GREEN)

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: LIGHT IN THE AT

Release date: 21/02/2020

Barcode: 0826853116817

Catalog no.: LITA110000168

Item ID: 489588

'ARCHITECT OF THE NORTHWEST SOUND' - When Seattle-based recording engineer Kearney Barton died in 2012, the 80 year-old studio veteran had spent the past 50 years recording the cream of the Seattle music scene through the decades. The Fleetwoods, Quincy Jones, The Ventures, The Wailers, The Sonics, Ann Wilson (Heart), The Frantics, The Kingsmen, and Dave Lewis to name a few. Barton also captured Seattle's vibrant 1960s-70s R&B and soul scene, including Black On White Affair and Soul Swingers, among others, as documented in Light in the Attic's 'Wheedle's Groove' series. In his later years Barton's old school reputation drew in contemporary bands like Young Fresh Fellows, The Smugglers, The Minus 5, and The A-Bones into his studio. Essentially, when a local unknown band wanted to make a demo tape, or record their debut album, or perhaps someone just wanted to capture their uncle playing banjo or their kid sister's first songs, they'd go to Barton's studio. There were 7,000 reel-to-reel tapes piled up in Barton's house at the time of his passing. The University of Washington carefully cataloged these tapes, and former Sub Pop employee Dan Trager (who had learned the art of recording from Kearney years earlier as a student) began listening and taking notes. With input from a team drawn from the university and Light In The Attic, Dan compiled a shortlist of essential tracks that would form the basis of this compilation. 'Kearney Barton: Architect Of The Northwest Sound' is a comprehensive document of Seattle in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. It is also a testament to Barton's life-long dedication to the art of recording. It includes long out of print recordings originally released by local labels such as Jerden, Topaz, Piccadilly, and Etiquette Records. It covers a wide range of genres: sitar and balalaika players, gospel church choirs, unknown garage bands, steel drums, obscure soul artists and teenage a cappella singers. There's also some familiar names here: Sonics, Wailers, a young pre-Heart Ann Wilson, Larry Coryell making his first ever studio recordings with Chuck Mahaffay, the Hudson Brothers long before they were on TV.
TRACKS:
01. Introduction - Kearney Barton
02. Hey Little One - Woody Carr & The Entertainers
03. Through Eyes And Glass - Ann Wilson & The Daybreaks
04. Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother - Black On White Affair
05. Occupation Soul - Occupation Soul
06. Sticky - James Henry & The Olympics
07. Dig That Crazy Jam Session - Valamont
08. Two Guitars - Serge Lusgins & His Russian Balalaika Orchestra
09. Ooze - Valamont
10. Flying Bird - Tropical Rainstorm
11. Spanish Harlem - Prabha Devi
12. Happy - Secret Dynamics
13. Introducing A New Concept - Kearney Barton
14. Hold To God's Unchanging Hand - Beacon Hill First Baptist Choir
15. Everybody Knows - Sweet Rolle
16. Wrong Age - MUF
17. With Five Types Of Music - Kearney Barton
18. Qui El Petit - Wilkins,
19. Gold + Mellow - Fox-Brownsmith
20. Sunshine Morning - Keith Kessler
21. Bossa Nada - Chuck Mahaffay & The Individuals
22. For All We Know - Patty Waters
23. MMM MMM MMM - Dave Lewis
24. Don't Ask Me - Tiki & The Fabulons
25. He's Waitin' - The Sonics
26. High Flyer - Magic Fern
27. Blind Love - The Cuidads
28. All My Nights, All My Days - The Wailers
29. Mr. Blue - Fury Four

Also available: KEARNEY BARTON (CD), KEARNEY BARTON (2LP/BLACK) (LP).

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