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The Dayton Selby Trio, Featuring Willene Barton The Feminine Sax
Label: Design Records – DLP 37,
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul
Too Close For Comfort
Little Brown Jug
I'll Never Stop Loving You
Breakin' The Blues
In The Still Of The Night
Cover [Cover Photo By] – Philip Lustig
Liner Notes – Roy Freeman
Organ – Dayton Selby
Saxophone – Willene Barton
Feminine Sax - Rock "N" Rhythms of
the Dayton Selby Trio featuring Willene Barton
Design Records Spectra Sonic Sound
Willene Barton (* um 1930  in Georgia) is an American jazz saxophonist (tenor saxophon).
Barton came to New York City at the age of ten, where she attended Manhattan High School.
She learned saxophone largely autodidactically, but was also supported by Eddie Durham,
who made an all-girl band in the 1940s and was previously at the International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
In 1951 she began to play professionally as a member of the successor of the Sweethearts under Anna Mae Winburn.
At that time, she also tried in cutting contests with the leading Tensorsaxophinist Vi Burnside,
but without coming to her at that time. But they had a good relationship with each other.
From 1953 to 1955 she had her own band with Myrtle Young, a former tenor saxophonist of the Sweethearts,
and in 1955 her own quartet Four Jewels with Bu Pleasant (piano), Gloria Coleman (then Gloria Bell),
bass. Barton was at that time a friend of Eddie Lockjaw Davis, the temporary agent of her. She also met Sonny Stitt,
Ben Webster, Illinois Jacquet and Gene Ammons.
In 1956 she formed a male band (with the exception of her) of George Tucker, bass, and Gildo Mahones,
with whom she sang at the Connie's Inn in Harlem. Afterwards, she played for six years with organist Dayton Selby.
In 1957, she was with Melba Liston on Bermudas for several months, when she directed her own all-women band.
In the 1960s she played in a band with the tenor saxophonist Elsie Smith, who had played at Lionel Hampton.
Also in the 1960s she gave up her bands largely because of the overpowering
of rock and pop music. She took a day job and only occasionally appeared.
It was not until the beginning of the 1980s that she began to form her own bands again.
She performed at the Kansas City Women's Jazz Festival and 1981 at the Kool Jazz Festival in New York at Carnegie Hall.
She also toured with Great Ladies of Jazz by Sandra Reeves Phillip in Europe
(France, Switzerland) and a year later also performed in Tunisia and the North Sea Jazz Festival.
She recorded two albums with the Dayton Selby Trio (The Feminine Sax, There she blows, 1957).