Music + Media + Tech + Innovation (Barry Cole)
Barry Cole and Sweet Spot Music (est. 2001), stand at the threshold of where music meets media and technology. Spot Music is an independent consultation, licensing and music supervision firm with more than 100 credits (Film.TV, Video Games), including The Chi, Who Killed Malcolm X, Living With Yourself, Songs That Shook America, The New Edition Story, Mind Of A Chef, The Daily Show, Sling Blade, American Psycho, Super Troopers, Talk To Me, Belly, Brown Sugar, Our Family Wedding, Roll Bounce, Beautyshop and Notorious. In addition to music supervision for films, Cole has a proven track record in Media Production, Soundtrack A&R, Music Publishing and Music Licensing. Cole is a Producer of the soundtrack for the film 'Brown Sugar' from which the single 'Love Of My Life' performed by Erykah Badu and Common won the Grammy for R&B Single Of The Year.
Barry Cole's exceptional talent as a Music Supervisor caught the attention of Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records. Blackwell tapped Cole to manage his Blue Mountain Music publishing catalog of over 15,000 songs including the catalogs of such luminaries as Bob Marley. Cole and Blackwell were Grammy nominees for their work on the documentary “Marley” in the category of Best Compilation for Visual Media.
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Barry uses an interdisciplinary approach to learning music and incorporates not only technical instruction but also music theory, appreciation and history. Many of his students have started with him in the early grades and continued their studies with him through high school and beyond. Learn more about saxophone, flute, and clarinet lessons. Here we go again: a criminally underrated songwriter who doesn’t make ends meet from music alone releases yet another album that stands heads and shoulders above batches of work from songwriters. The musical combination that resulted is something quite special, and the two troubadours have emerged as a leading entertainment team in the Tampa Bay area. When asked why they love to sing, Barry replied for both of them when he simply announced that to see the joy on the faces of the audience gives them their greatest satisfaction. Super Best Friends Club + The Police + Super Best Friends Club +.
Cole is Co-Producer of the documentary “Alive Inside” which won the coveted audience award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film explores the strong link that is made between music and memory.
Cole is Producer of 'The Art Of Dying Young' with Director Shawn Peters. The project is a mixed reality project promoting hyper local tours based around memorial murals. The project is the recipient of a grants from Creative Capitol, Verizon's 5G Lab and was invited to the Sundance New Frontier Lab. Cole has presented at Film Music workshops (IFP, NYU), Augmented Reality and Technology events including ARNY (Augmented Realty NY) and AWE (The Augmented Reality World Expo).
Cole has pioneered a method that he calls 'augmation' that brings public art, murals and graffiti to life through the use of smartphones.
In 2014 Cole created multisfalcon.com to deliver high quality audio multitracks and stems for sale to the Production Audio and Pro Audio markets. Multisfalcon also helps artists an writers prepare their music for monetization.
Cole and Sweet SPOT Music provide music supervision, lcensing, publishing and music tech services for all media. Current clients include Netflix, MACRO, Jigsaw Productions, AMC and Amazon Studios. email [email protected]
film and tv credits can be found at this link: http://www.imdb.me/barrycole
music credits can be found at this link: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/barry-cole-mn0000144405/credits
Highlighted Film Credits: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0170449/Highlighted Music Credits: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/barry-cole-mn0000144405
Managed community events including outreach for artist and industry workshops including 'Marley's Classic Recipes' with Marley Marl, 'Paul vs. Paul' starring Prince Paul and P For Real and The Lost Archives of 17 North Parade with Clive Chin among others.
Management of catalog of over 20,000 songs (Bob Marley, Baaba Maal, Justice, Manu Chao). Initiated and executed negotiations pertaining to licensing of songs for film, tv, commercials, video games and digital media. Also manged In-house publishing administration, synchronization and royalties pertaining to music copyrights in the physical and digital space.
Started and Managed the Music Department for the Indy Film Studio The Shooting Gallery. Music Supervision and Soundtrack album Production on over 30 projects.
Head of Music for Urbanworld Films. Managed workflow budgets and schedules for multiple feature films and established Urbanworld Publishing with Cherry Lane Music.
Music, Media, Licensing, Gaming, Publishing, Development, Mixed Reality, Arts Education, Wellness
McGuire performing live in 1979
|Born||October 15, 1935 (age 85)|
|Origin||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Associated acts||The New Christy Minstrels|
Barry McGuire (born October 15, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter. He is known for the hit song 'Eve of Destruction', and later as a pioneering singer and songwriter of contemporary Christian music.
McGuire was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, and his family moved to California when he was two years old. After working as a commercial fisherman, and then going on to become a journeyman pipe fitter, McGuire got a job singing in a bar. In 1961, he released his first single called 'The Tree', which was not a hit.
He formed a duo with Barry Kane (d. 2013) called Barry & Barry. They performed original folk songs at The Ice House, a small folk club in Pasadena, California before moving on to The Troubadour in Hollywood in the spring of 1962. There they joined The New Christy Minstrels, a large folk group, and McGuire later sang lead vocals on their novelty single 'Three Wheels on My Wagon'.
They continued to perform their separate duo act there as well as performing with The New Christy Minstrels. Under Horizon Records, they cut their first and only album as Barry & Barry, called Here And Now, which contained songs such as 'Gold Wedding Ring', 'Land Of Odin', the single 'Another Man', 'Summer's Over', 'You Know My Name', 'Bull 'Gine Run', and 'Far Side of the Hill'. It also included 'If I Had A Hammer', released three months after the release of the same song by folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.
In 1963, McGuire, along with Randy Sparks (the founder of The New Christy Minstrels), co-wrote and sang lead vocal on the Christys' first and biggest hit single: 'Green, Green.' He left the Christys in January 1965, after recording the album Cowboys and Indians, although, on the 1965 album Chim Chim Cher-ee, he sang on the title cut.
As a solo folk rock singer in the 1960s, he was best known for his hit 'Eve of Destruction', and 'Sins of a Family', both written by P.F. Sloan. Barry's other chart successes were 'Child of Our Times' and 'Cloudy Summer Afternoon (Raindrops)' (penned by Travis Edmonson of the 1960s folk-duo, Bud & Travis). 'Eve of Destruction' sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. The album, Eve of Destruction, peaked at No. 37 on the Billboard 200 album chart during the week ending September 25, 1965. That same week the single went to No. 1 on both the Cashbox and Billboard Hot 100 chart. McGuire was never again to break into the Top 40. The song knocked 'Help!' by The Beatles out of the top spot on the chart. According to McGuire, 'Eve of Destruction' was recorded in one take on a Thursday morning (from words scrawled on a crumpled piece of paper) and then he got a call from the record company at 7:00 the next Monday morning, telling him to turn on the radio – his song was playing. The recording includes an 'ahhh' where McGuire could not read the words.The Temptations referenced McGuire's song 'Eve of Destruction' in their song 'Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)'.
The album This Precious Time was released in February 1966, his second with Dunhill Records. It includes a version of 'California Dreamin'' with The Mamas & the Papas singing backing vocals. McGuire is mentioned several times in The Mamas & the Papas hit 'Creeque Alley'.Frank Zappa wrote McGuire's name in the sleeve of his Freak Out! album (1966) as one of his musical influences.
McGuire appeared in the 1967 movie The President's Analyst with James Coburn as the character 'Old Wrangler'(leader of a band which completely comprised the Los Angeles group Clear Light, who were between lead vocalists) and in Werewolves on Wheels in 1971. He also starred for a year in the Broadway musical Hair in 1968.
McGuire became a born-again Christian in 1971 after a brief encounter with evangelist Arthur Blessitt in October 1970. In 1973, he joined the Myrrh label and released the album Seeds. This album is also notable for the backing vocals provided by the family trio that would become known as the 2nd Chapter of Acts. In 1974, McGuire released his second Jesus music album Lighten Up, which included a remake of 'Eve of Destruction'. He toured with 2nd Chapter of Acts and 'a band called David', and in 1975 this collaborative effort resulted in the double live album To the Bride.
In 1976, he left Myrrh, joining former Myrrh executive Billy Ray Hearn's new label, Sparrow Records. He recorded seven albums on Sparrow, the best known of which is Cosmic Cowboy, released in 1978 in which the title track hit No. 1 on the CCM Magazine's Contemporary charts and stayed there for 35 weeks. That year he also released a top-selling children's album Bullfrogs and Butterflies (part of the Agapeland series) for Sparrow's subsidiary label, Birdwing.
In 1978, he toured England, Scotland, and Wales with the Jimmy Owens' musical The Witness, in which he played the part of the apostle Peter, a part he also played on the studio recording of The Witness.
In the 1980s, after his final album Pilgrim, McGuire left the music industry, and settled for a time in New Zealand with his wife, Mari. He wrote music, performed and hosted the videos for several years for Gospel Light Publishing's Vacation Bible School Programs. He returned to the United States in the 1990s, teaming up with Terry Talbot and recording as Talbot McGuire. The duo released four albums between 1996 and 2000.
In 1990, he published a novel co-written with Logan White. A paperback, In the Midst of Wolves, told a story about a group of bikers who come to know God. He did a brief stint with The New Mamas and the Papas in 1997–1998.
As of 2006, he undertook engagements which include a few songs and talks on a mixture of topics, by both McGuire and his wife. The McGuires reside in Fresno, California, but also spend part of every year in New Zealand.
On March 12, 2008, McGuire appeared on the Australian music comedy/game show, Spicks and Specks, performing an updated version of 'Eve of Destruction', with new lines such as, 'You're old enough to kill / you just started voting' and '... can live for ten years in space'. The reference to 'Red China' was also removed. In 2009, McGuire released 'Eve 2012', where the text had been modified to reflect contemporary problems (mostly environmental problems) rather than the problems of the 1960s.
In 2008, McGuire teamed up with former member of the Byrds, John York, for a live tour called 'Trippin' the '60s', which McGuire describes as 'taking the songs and the truth that was in those songs from the 1960s and bringing them into the present moment... It's not a cover pack, it's us singing songs that we sung with a lot of our friends that aren't around anymore to sing them.'
In 2013, McGuire appeared in the documentary film 'The Byrd Who Flew Alone', produced by Four Suns Productions. The film was about Gene Clark, one of the original Byrds, who was a friend of McGuire's for many years.
On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Barry McGuire among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Album|
|1965||'Eve of Destruction'||1||1||3||3||6||15||Eve of Destruction|
|'Child Of Our Times'||72||—||—||—||—||—||This Precious Time|
|1966||'Cloudy Summer Afternoon'||62||—||—||—||—||—||The World's Last Private Citizen|