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Various Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound, 2xLP, Comp, (Mint (M))

Various Kearney Barton: Architect of the Northwest Sound, 2xLP, Comp, (Mint (M))

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Includes a fourteen page bookletWhen Seattlebased recording engineer Kearney Barton died in 2012, the 80 yearold 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 Seattles vibrant 1960s70s R&ampB and soul scene, including Black On White Affair and Soul Swingers, among others, as documented in Light in the Attics Wheedles Groove series In his later years Bartons old school reputation drew in contemporary bands like Young Fresh Fellows, The Smugglers, The Minus 5, and The ABones 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 sisters first songs, theyd go to Bartons studioThere were 7,000 reeltoreel tapes piled up in Bartons 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 compilationKearney Barton Architect of the Northwest Sound is a comprehensive document of Seattle in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s It is also a testament to Bartons lifelong 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 Theres also some familiar names here Sonics, Wailers, a young preHeart Ann Wilson, Larry Coryell making his first ever studio recordings with Chuck Mahaffay, the Hudson Brothers long before they were on TVHowever diverse, there is a commonality that stands out among his recordings hardcore analog fidelity, says University of Washington archivist John Vallier It sounds like you are in the room with the drums, bass, guitar, and vocals The mix is minimum Its a raw, sonic reality, even if the band is poppy and jangly Its an honest sound that doesnt sugarcoat whats being performed Thats Kearney, too


Tracklist
A1. Introduction 022
A2. Hey Little One 257
A3. Looking Through Eyes Of Grass 315
A4. Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother 256
A5. Occupation Soul 217
A6. Sticky 242
A7. Dig That Crazy Jam Session 011
A8. Two Guitars 343
B1. Ooze 006
B2. Flying Bird 357
B3. Spanish Harlem 247
B4. Happy 257
B5. Introducing A New Concept 003
B6. Hold To Gods Unchanging Hand 324
B7. Everybody Knows 351
B8. Wrong Age 258
C1. With Five Types Of Music 002
C2. Qui El Petit 143
C3. Gold + Mellow 342
C4. Sunshine Morning 301
C5. Bossa Nada 230
C6. For All We Know 531
D1. Mmm Mmm Mmm 235
D2. Dont Ask Me 249
D3. Hes Waitin 236
D4. High Flyer 134
D5. Blind Love 146
D6. All My Nights, All My Days 308
D7. Mr Blue 303


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Barcode 826853016810

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