The Fintons

The Fintons

 Arvada, Colorado, USA
BandJazzAcoustic

Hypnotic, spellbinding ... The Fintons songs sound like they have been major hits for many years. You haven't heard the different sound of the newest music on the planet until you hear the Finton's music, deliciously different melodies and words that actually mean something!

Biography

Kenny Finton has been performing and writing successful songs since age eighteen, beginning with folk roots music where he performed and wrote songs for The Finton Brothers. Kenny played the eastern and midwest circuit such as The Cafe Wha (New York), Mother Blues (Chicago), The Lemon Tree (Dayton), the Monmarte (Chicago), and numerous other clubs on the folk circuit. Kenny's close friends in the music business were instrumental in encourging him to contInue with his writing and performing, Doug Kershaw (The Ragin' Cajun), Sonny Osborne of the Osborne Brothers, some founding members of the Buffalo Springfield, and a loose jug band that played in Dayton, Ohio that later became The Lovin' Spoonsful.

Kenny eventually moved from Chicago to New York City and immediately got a 3 years deal as a staff songwriter with Big Seven Music on Tin Pan Alley. There he was introduced to other writers and producers and worked as a writer and producer for Atlantic Records, Roulette Records and RCA. At that time, Tommy James and the Shondells, Brook Benton, Aretha Franklin, Billy Vera, and the Sand Pebbles were major recording artists with these companies and Kenny was right in the thick of it all, producing, writing and coming up with new sounds and material for both himself and the stable of well known recording artists.

Even then, Kenny's music was lauded as a breath of fresh air in a somewhat stale New York musical environment.

After Big Seven Music was sold, Kenny lost interest in the business of music, but he never lost interest in his music. He kept on writing great songs year after year. His vocal performance got better and better and so did the songs. The Fintons' lives changed when they met and teamed up with RCA Records chief engineer, Bill Porter (who recorded such legends as Elvis Presley and Roy Orbison), and Roger Miller's keyboard player (who also recorded EXODUS) to record an album in Louisville, Kentucky. Bill Porter was highly impressed with the music and wanted to add his professional touch to the productions. This collaboration awakened THE FINTONS and eventually caused them to get back into the business of music.

The Fintons are ready for the world stage with great new songs that sound like they have been hits for years and hypnotic vocals reminiscent of some of the great singers of yesteryear (The Everly Brothers, Gene Pitney, Roy Orbison, Sonny James). With Chaya, the vocal blend reaches superb new levels reminiscent of Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.

Lyrics

GOOD MORNING

Written By: KENNETH HARPER FINTON

GOOD MORNING .....
GOOD MORINNG

Some be like the sun,
some be like the moon.
Some they got the shine,
some they got the gloom.
"Good morning."

Some be like the day
some be like the night.
Some they like to stay,
some they cannot light.
"Take warning."

I don't need much from no one,
I don't need much at all.
I like to spend my time
with the people I love,
and wake in the morning
to say with ahh-ahh:
"Good morning." "Good morning."

Some be like the grape,
some be like the vine.
Some they hold you close,
some they like to twine.
Take warning. Good morning

Some be like the bee
some be like the hive.
Some they come to sting,
some they come to light.
"Take warning." "Good morning."

"Night time love,
never seems to be enough.
Day time cares,
see 'em 'round me everywhere.
"Good morning." "Good morning."

I don't need much from no one,
I don't need much at all.
I like to spend my time
with the people I love
and wake in the morning
to say with ahh-ahh:
"Good morning." "Good morning."

Some they like it hot,
some they like it cold.
Some they cannot stop,
some they cannot go.
"Take warning." "Good morning."

I don't need much from no one,
I don't need much at all.
I like to spend my time
with the people I love
and wake in the morning
to say with uh-huh:
"Good morning." "Good morning. "Good morning." "Good morning.

Discography

AMERICANA THE BEAUTIFUL
THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG REVIVAL (album)
WHO OWNS THE SUN (album)
"Promise Her Anything" (single)
"Moon on the Mountain" (single)
"So Many Times" (single)
"Cowboys They Love to Be Free" (SINGLE)
IN A NEW YORK MINUTE(album)
THE FINTON BROTHERS AND SHERI (album)

Set List

See 3 minute sampler in the AUDIO TAB for a quick sampler of the ORIGINAL tunes on WHO OWNS THE SUN.

More COVER samples are under under construction and will be uploaded soon, as I just renewed the SONICBIDS page.

THE FINTONS also provide radio quality renditions of selected classic cover tunes such as:

16 TONS (ROCK VERSION)
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM (EVERLY BROTHERS)
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS (AMERICANA VERSION)
CRYIN' (ROY ORBISON)
GET TOGETHER (ORIGINAL BY THE YOUNGBLOODS)
BLUE SKIES (Irving Berlin)
K-K-K-KATY (World War II hit RENEWED FOR TODAY)
DON'T FENCE ME IN (COLE PORTER)
MAKING WHOOPEE (Gus Kahn's original lyrics)
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS (Dean Martin)
LISTEN TO THE RHYTHM OF THE FALLING RAIN
QUE SERA
RING OF FIRE (JUNE CARTER CASH)
SIDE BY SIDE (Harry Woods)
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (WOODY GUTHERIE)
WHERE OR WHEN (Rogers and Hart, 1938)
WHAT A DAY FIR A DAYDREAM
YOU'VE LOST THAT LOVIN' FEELING
(THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS)