Light In The Attic’s seminal soul comp featuring 18-classic Seattle soul funk rarities is finally back in print, as well as the BRAND NEW album “Kearney Barton” – 9 new songs recorded with legendary NW sound engineer Kearney Barton (The Sonics, The Wailers) at his classic studio Audio Recording. Tracks feature such Seattle Soul/Funk greats as Patrinell (Pastor Pat Wright) Staten, Robbie Hill, Ron Buford, Black On White Affair, and others!… READ MORE >
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Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75
The idea of Wheedle’s Groove (named after Wheedle, the worst mascot in the history of mascots ever) is quite exciting and long overdue. Each track on this compilation is an untold musical history lesson. Those of you who were around back then are likely to have a wonderful time reliving the good-old days. After all, you helped make it happen. Have fun.
Things you should know about this album:
The name of the band is Wheedle’s Groove.
The name of the album is Kearney Barton.
Most of the performers are in their 60s.
It grew out of an urge to recreate magic.
During the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and decades before Nirvana, Microsoft and Starbucks put Seattle on the map, Seattle’s African American neighborhood known as the Central District was buzzing. The soul sounds of groups like Black On White Affair, Cookin’ Bag, and Cold Bold & Together filled local airwaves and packed clubs seven nights a week.
Flash forward thirty years later, local crate digger DJ Mr. Supreme unearthed Seattle’s soulful past by finding a dusty 45 single by Black On White Affair in a .99 cent bin at a Seattle record show. Supreme approached local label Light In The Attic with the idea of releasing an album compilation of his discoveries, and the result was entitled Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75.
Narrated by Seattle’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot and featuring interviews with local soul musicians of the era, as well as commentary from Seattle native and legendary producer Quincy Jones, jazz pop star Kenny G (himself a veteran of the 1970’s regional scene), and fresh perspectives from members of Soundgarden, Death Cab For Cutie, and Mudhoney, Wheedle’s Grooveproves that The Emerald City’s got soul!
Wheedles Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965–1979 Limited Edition 45s Box Set
In 2004, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul, funk, and R&B, Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (LITA 009). Nearly a decade on, the Wheedle still grooves and with this we give you our most ambitious release to date.
Seattle SuperSonics Replica Trading Cards
This replica trading card set for the Seattle SuperSonics (1979-1980 season) is limited to 100 sets. This is released in conjunction with the Wheedles Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965–1979 Limited Edition 45s Box Set, which also includes a Team Wheedles card in each box.
Seattle Funk, Modern Soul & Boogie: Volume II 1972-1987
In 2004, the first volume of Wheedle’s Groove shone a light on the formerly unheralded soul scene in 1960s and ‘70s Seattle, followed by a new album in 2008, and then an award winning feature-length documentary film. The on-going Wheedle’s Groove series continues to present a vast chapter of the city’s musical heritage that has little to do with long-haired rock dudes with guitars. But unlike Volume I, Seattle’s soul scene did not stop in 1975. A new volume, Wheedle’s Groove Vol. II, documents the period from 1972 to 1987, when funk was superseded by disco and modern soul. Compiled and sequenced by Seattle’s DJ Supreme La Rock, this 18-track compilation will also introduce you to the forgotten sound of Seattle’s soul & funk scene.