Dee Barton

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Dee Barton
Born (1937-09-18)September 18, 1937
Mississippi  United States
Died December 3, 2001(2001-12-03) (aged 64)
Years active 1971–1987

Dee Barton (né Dewells Barton, Jr.; 18 September 1937 Houston, Mississippi — 3 December 2001 Brandon, Mississippi) was an American jazz trombonist, big band drummer, and prolific composer for big band and motion pictures.[1]

Film scores[edit]

Barton is known for his horror-esque style of composing in action thriller films. He created the soundtrack to the Clint Eastwood films Play Misty for Me, and the eerie soundtrack to the 1973 film High Plains Drifter.

Big band[edit]

Barton attended the University of North Texas College of Music where he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band. He went on to play in the Stan Kenton Big Band (trombone and drums). He also composed several compositions and arrangements for Kenton's library.

Selected filmography[edit]

Clint Eastwood

Other studios

Earl Owensby Studios

Selected Big Band Charts[edit]

  • "The Singing Oyster," ("The Gay One")
  • "Turtle Talk" ©1962 OCLC 271818939
  • "Here's That Rainy Day" OCLC 26627858 and 224502342
  • "Waltz of the Prophets" ©1962 OCLC 704339536
  • "MacArthur Park, parts 1 & 2" OCLC 26747333 and 217101595
  • "Three thoughts" OCLC 224078755 and 704341162
  • "Woman" ("The muse")
  • "New day" ("Elegy")
  • "Dilemma" ("The Chez Rah")
  • "Man"
  • "Lonely boy"
  • "My foolish heart"
  • "Elegy" ("a new day")
  • "Personal sounds part 1"
  • "Personal sounds part 2"
  • "Personal sounds part 3"
  • "Personal sounds part 4"
  • "Personal sounds part 5"
  • "The snake" (unissued)
  • "How are Things in Glocca Morra?"
  • "Lullaby" from Rosemary's Baby
  • "Modern man;" a concerto for orchestra, ©1968
  • "Stan Kenton prologue" ©1968
  • "Dee Day" 1997 OCLC 761045918

Selected discography[edit]

As sideman (trombone)

Recorded in Chicago, October 1961, Decca Records OCLC 8983410, 757663287 and 657091758

As trombonist with Stan Kenton

1st CD recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 16 & 17; and Santa Barbara, California, December 8, 1961
Recorded at the Marine Ballroom, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 2–4, 1961
  • Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Recorded at the Manhattan Center, New York City, 1 to 4 PM, September 26, 1961 OCLC 44607630
"Waltz of the prophets," arranged by Barton
  • Adventures In Standards, Creative World OCLC 6400023
Recorded in Hollywood, California, December 5, 6 and 7, 1961
Recorded in Hollywood, California, December 11 & 12, 13, and 14, 1961
"Waltz of the prophets," arranged by Barton (recorded December 12 and 14, 1961)
  • U.A. Air Force Reserve Radio Transcriptions: "Sound '62"
Radio transcriptions, Hollywood, CA, December 15 & 16, 1961
"Waltz of the prophets" (performed)
Broadcast, Patio Gardens Ballroom, New Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 1962
Recorded in Hollywood, California, March 26, 29, and 30
  • Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, Introducing Jean Turner
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 8 to 11 PM, April 3, 1962
Private Recording, Bascom, Ohio, April 23, 1962
"Waltz of the prophets" (recorded April 23, 1962)
Live performance, Holiday Ballroom, Northbrook, Chicago, May 6, 1962
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)

As drummer with Stan Kenton

Recorded in Westbury, New York, July 2, 1962
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)
One Night Stand 5707 OCLC 41637848
Marine Ballroom, Steel Pier, Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 19, 1962
  • Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Broadcasts, WNEW Radio Studios, New York, afternoon, July 28, 1962
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)
Live, Patio Gardens Ballroom, The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, August 24, 1962
Recorded in Hollywood, California, September 24, 25, 27, and 28, 1962
Recorded in Hollywood, California, April 16, 17, 1963
Recorded in Hollywood, California, April 19, 1963, and September 10, 1963
Broadcast, Brant Inn, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, June 12, 1963
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)
Live Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 4, 1963
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)
  • Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Recorded in Hollywood, California, September 10, 1963
  • From the creative world of Stan Kenton comes Jean Turner OCLC 9483691
Recorded in Hollywood, California, September 11 & 12, 1963
Recorded at Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England, November 23, 1963
"Waltz of the Prophets" (performed)
Recorded at Moonlight Gardens, Coney Island Park, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 9 & 10, 1967
"Here's That Rainy Day," arranged by Barton
"Three thoughts," arranged by Barton
"The Singing Oyster," arranged by Barton
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 2–5 PM, October 2, 1967; and 2—5 PM & 6—9 PM, October 3, 1967; 2—6:30 PM), October 4, 1967
Recorded in Hollywood, California, December 19 & 20, 1967
  1. "The singing oyster" ("The gay one")
  2. "Three thoughts"
  3. "Woman" ("The muse")
  4. "New day" ("Elegy")
  5. "Dilemma" ("The Chez Rah")
  6. "Man"
  7. "Lonely boy"
Recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 31, 1968
"Here's That Rainy Day" (performed)
"Three thoughts" (performed)
"Woman" ("The Muse") (performed)
  • Stan Kenton At Fountain Street Church — Part Two
Recorded in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 31, 1968
"My foolish heart," arranged by Barton
"Elegy" ("A New Day") (performed)
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 11AM – 2PM, 2:45 – 5:45 PM, May 7, 1968
"Personal sounds part 1," arranged by Barton
"Personal sounds part 2," arranged by Barton
"Personal sounds part 3," arranged by Barton
"Personal sounds part 4," arranged by Barton
"Personal sounds part 5," arranged by Barton
Recorded in Hollywood, California, July 15 3 — 6 PM, 1968
"MacArthur Park, parts 1 & 2," arranged by Barton
"The snake," arranged by Barton (unissued)
Recorded in Hollywood, California, 3—6 PM, July 16, 1968; 3—6 PM, July 17, 1968; 3—7 PM, July 18, 1968
"How are Things in Glocca Morra?," arranged by Barton
"Lullaby" from Rosemary's Baby, arranged by Barton

Soley as arranger for Stan Kenton

Live at Memorial Chapel, Redlands University, Redlands, California, August 3, 4, 5, 1970
"MacArthur Park" (performed August 3, 1970)
"Here's That Rainy Day" (performed August 5, 1970)

As arranger

Live Donte's, North Hollywood, c. 1969
Brass arrangements by Barton
  • Mark Masters' Jazz Composers Orchestra, Early Start OCLC 15862352
Recorded in Hollywood, California, January 17 and March 27, 1984
"Turtle talk" (performed)
  • Chicago Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra, Live And Screamin', Chicago Lakeside Jazz (1998) OCLC 57443657
Recorded live at FitzGerald's Night Club, Chicago, Illinois, November 1997
"Here's that rainy day" (performed)

Family[edit]

Barton's first marriage was to Jeri Catheryne Robinson. They had one son, Dewells Barton III (b. 29 September 29, 1959, Collin County, Texas). His second wife was Jane E. Earl (married August 15, 1965 Los Angeles – divorced, September 1969, Los Angeles). Dee's brother, William D. "Bill" Barton, was a trombonist, pianist, arranger and band leader. He died December 8, 2007.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris M Lentz III, Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001: Film, Television, Radio, McFarland & Company (2002) OCLC 320371571 ISBN 9780786452064 ISBN 0786452064
  2. ^ Obituary, William D. "Bill" Barton, Starkville Daily News, December 14, 2007