Music by Genre -- Sound Recordings
[NOTE] The following links are saved searches in UW WorldCat. These linked searches have the tendancy to ignore limiting by format. (i.e. the books, articles, dvds, etc 'filters' on the left hand side of WorldCat) If the filters are not applied when you click the link, please limit the searches to only include 'Music'.
What's in this guide?
Welcome to the Media Center's audio browsing guide! Explore this page to discover new and old music, spoken word, and more.
Browse our Music Genres (in the box to the left), Pitchfork's annual top albums lists (linked above), or our unique collections of regionally focused music under 'Puget Sounds Music Archive' (linked above).
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Kearney Barton Collection
Seattle recording engineer Kearney Barton started crafting sounds in the early 1950s. His portfolio arcs over genres: rock, opera, jazz, folk, bluegrass, classical, cabaret, gospel, and even the occasional accordion-infused Nordic novelty song. Most significantly, Barton is recognized with shaping the “Northwest Sound." As a result of his many decades of work, Barton amassed thousands of analog reel-to-reel recordings and 45 RPM vinyl records at his home studio. In April 2010, the Libraries Media Center received a grant from the American Music Partnership of Seattle (AMPS) to preserve and describe a portion of these recordings. A large portion of his collection is now searchable here. If you have questions about the Barton Collection, please contact us.