Cool Cat on the Keys: Overton Berry on “T.O.B.E.”

One Cool Cat - Overton Berry

Last week in anticipation of our latest release–Overton Berry Ensemble T.O.B.E. / At Seattle’s Doubletree Innwe thought it would be great to sit down with the man himself, Overton Berry, and get the back story on these two legendary Seattle soul/jazz/funk albums. And who would we ask to be the interviewer but T.O.B.E. / At Seattle’s Doubletree Inn liner notes writer Kurt B. Reighley.

Overton Berry Ensemble "T.O.B.E. / At Seattle's Doubletree Inn" LITA 058

Presented in two parts, this week Kurt and Overton discuss the landmark 1972 studio album T.O.B.E.. The 40 minute interview goes in-depth into the making of the album and features cuts from the album. Make sure to check back next week for part two! Special thanks go out to producer/engineer extrodinaire Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Low) for taking the time to tape the interviews and snap some photos!

Kurt and Overton, February 2011. Photo by Steve Fisk.

For the entire 40+ minute interview, click this link!