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Playlist of The Blackbyrds

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    The Blackbyrds - Dreaming About You

    5:49

    LP: Action (1977, Fantasy)

    Arranged By, Conductor - Wade Marcus
    Bass - David Shields
    Concertmaster, Strings - Charles Veal, Jr.
    Congas - Eddie Bongo Brown
    Drums, Percussion - Ollie Brown
    Engineer - Mike Reese
    Engineer [Assistant] - Serge Reyes
    Guitar - Ray Parker Jr.
    Producer, Trumpet - Donald Byrd
    Recorded By, Engineer [Remix] - Jim Nipar
    Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano] - Ernie Watts

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    The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park

    6:44

    Rock Creek Park from the City Life album released in 1975. The song has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, NWA, Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five and Wiz Khalifa.

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    The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm .mp4

    4:10

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    The Blackbyrds - Mysterious Vibes

    4:50

    from Action (1977)

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    Love So Fine

    5:02

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Love So Fine · The Blackbyrds

    City Life

    ℗ 1975 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Producer: Donald Byrd
    Composer Lyricist: Joe Hall

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    The Blackbyrds_The Blackbyrds 1974

    36:21

    00:00 01-Do It, Fluid
    05:24 02-Gut Level
    09:32 03-Reggins
    13:35 04-The Runaway
    17:47 05-Funky Junkie
    24:46 06-Summer Love
    29:53 07-Life Styles
    33:03 08-A Hot Day Today

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    The Blackbyrds

    Profile:
    The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's original members -- percussionist Pericles Perk Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds player Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry -- were mined from Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. (Other key players included guitarist Orville Saunders and saxophonist/flautist Steve Johnson.) During The Blackbyrds' nearly decade-long existence, the group cut a handful of LPs (1973's The Blackbyrds, 1974's Flying Start, 1975's City Life, 1976's Unfinished Business, 1977's Action, 1980's Better Days); scored films (1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me); and supported artists like B.B. King, Mandrill, and Roberta Flack. Walking in Rhythm, Rock Creek Park, and Happy Music are their three best-known cuts; they have remained underground club classics, and they have been kept alive, in part, through sampling. The group's catalog has been overhauled and reissued a number of times; multiple best-ofs have been released (Fantasy's Greatest Hits is the strongest and most thorough), and most of the group's full-length output has been put out on CD through two-fers. As far as outside activities were considered, Barney Perry released a solo album under the name Blair in 1978 (through his own Solar Sound imprint). The remaining members' involvements are far too extensive to list.
    (Source: allmusic.com, by Andy Kellman)

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    Blackbyrds-Do It, Fluid HD

    5:29

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    Dreaming About You

    5:53

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    Dreaming About You · The Blackbyrds

    Action

    ℗ 1994 Concord Music Group, Inc.

    Released on: 1994-01-01

    Producer: Donald Byrd
    Producer, Recording Producer: Donald Byrd
    Composer: Isaac Hayes

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    The Blackbyrds - Soft and Easy

    4:27

    from Action (1977)

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    The Blackbyrds, Do It Fluid, Oct. 8th, 2012, Kassel

    8:16

    The legendary US-funksters from the 70s are back after a lllloooooonnnnngggg break!!! Alive and well with 3 original members Keith Killgo (drums, voc), Joe Hall (bass, voc) and Orville Saunders (guitar, voc). Here they perform their first hit Do It Fluid (originally from their 1974 debut album), amongst others one of their big groove anthems. - We like to party ... get on down ... ;-) Live in concert. - Plus Winston Byrd (trumpet), Dave Robbins (keys), Maya Shavone Thomas (voc), Paul Spires (voc)

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    THE BLACKBYRDS - DO IT FLUID

    5:14

    THE BLACKBYRDS

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    The Blackbyrds ~ Walking In Rhythm

    4:16

    The Blackbyrds biggest hit song was top ten in four Billboard formats. #1 Pop, Top 5 Contemporary Jazz, top #5 R&B and Top #10 Easy Listening.

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    The Blackbyrds - Happy Music

    5:06

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    The Blackbyrds Dreaming About You

    5:49

    Essence of Jazz bringing you Jazz Vybe's & Urban Soul Classics. Progressive Jazz coming from The Blackbyrds from their Action release.

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    The Blackbyrds: Better Days

    3:22

    The Blackbyrds: Better Days/1980

    80s Soul and Funk

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    The Blackbyrds - Do You Wanna Dance

    4:04

    The Blackbyrds - Do You Wanna Dance (1980)

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    The Blackbyrds - Happy Music ♫

    6:13

    ♫ JAZZ FUNK ♫
    Album: Night Grooves - 1978
    FANTASY Records

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    The Blackbyrds - Unfinished Business - 1976

    5:52

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    The Blackbyrds - Do it fluid - Live in London 2015

    2:53

    Recorded at Chelsea Football Club's 'Under The Bridge' venue on 27th November 2015. Brief clip of The Blackbyrd's 'Do it fluid'. Great vibe in the room all night for this much-loved and iconic band.

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    The Blackbyrds Love is Love

    4:46

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    The Blackbyrds - City Life

    5:25

    LYRICS -
    City in the city in the city in the city life
    City life is just unreal
    People there have hearts of steel
    City life like a roulette wheel
    Hustlin, gamblin to make a deal

    City in the city in the city in the city life
    Just ain't safe to walk the streets
    Scared about the people I meet(?)
    We like to go to the neighborhood park
    But better not go out after dark

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    The Blackbyrds - Wilfords Gone

    2:24

    Released:1974
    Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk, Disco
    Bass – Joe Hall
    Drums – Keith Killgo
    Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Allan Barnes
    Guitar – Barney Perry
    Percussion – Perk Jacobs
    Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp] – Kevin Toney
    Producer – Donald Byrd

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    The Blackbyrds - Cornbread

    3:19

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    The Blackbyrds - All I Ask

    3:56

    from the album City Life

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    The Blackbyrds Do It, Fluid

    5:27

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    The Blackbyrds Lady

    6:35

    By request, Off 1976 Blackbryds Unfinished Business written by guitarist Orville Saunders.

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    Donald Byrd performs Blackbyrd at the Montreux Jazz Festival 1973

    8:07

    Donald Byrd performing 'Blackbyrd' at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1973.

    Featuring the following musicians:
    Donald Byrd (trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals)
    Roger Glenn (flute)
    Jerry Peters (piano, electric piano)
    Fonce Mizell (clavinet, trumpet, vocals)
    Fred Perren (synthesizer, vocals)
    David T. Walker (guitar)
    Chuck Rainey (electric bass)
    Harvey Mason (drums)
    King Errisson (congas)
    Stephanie Spruill (percussion) Larry Mizell (vocals, arranger, conductor)

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    The Blackbyrds - Walking in Rhythm

    6:32

    The Blackbyrds live in Islington ( London 2012)

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    The Blackbyrds - Time Is Movin

    4:41

    Lp : The Blackbyrds - Unfinished Business (1976) Label : Fantasy

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    The Blackbyrds - City Life

    5:08

    Track A3 from the album City Life, released in 1975 on Fantasy Records.

    Enjoy. :)

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    The Blackbyrds - Love Is Love

    4:49

    Released:1974
    Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
    Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk, Disco
    Bass – Joe Hall
    Drums – Keith Killgo
    Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Allan Barnes
    Guitar – Barney Perry
    Percussion – Perk Jacobs
    Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp] – Kevin Toney
    Producer – Donald Byrd

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    The Blackbyrds, Rock Creek Park, Oct. 8th, 2012, Kassel

    8:20

    What a damn groove that is!! The Blackbyrds are funkin' it right to the top. Check out the funky guitar lick played by original Blackbyrd Orville Saunders. Man, he's a bad mother! No doubt, Rock Creek Park is one of the great r&b-jazz-funk classics from the 70s.

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    • The Blackbyrds - Wilfords Gone

    2:21

    1975 • Cornbread, Earl & Ma OST LP • Classic track, sampled and sampled in hip-hop. Great beat, efficient bass rhythm, nice melody and superb trumpet (probably Donald Byrd).

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    Reggins

    4:05

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    Reggins · Blackbyrds

    The Blackbyrds

    ℗ 1974 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1996-01-01

    Producer: Donald Byrd
    Producer: Laurence Mizell
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Barney Perry
    Associated Performer, Drums: Keith Killgo
    Associated Performer, Percussion: Perk Jacobs
    Associated Performer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Melodica: Kevin Toney
    Associated Performer, Electric Bass: Joe Hall
    Associated Performer, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone: Allan Barnes
    Associated Performer, Vocals: The Blackbyrds
    Composer: Larry Mizell

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    The Blackbyrds, Change

    5:42

    This fabulous tune is originally from Donald Byrd's Blue Note album Places And Spaces (1975), produced by the legendary Larry Mizell (Sky High Productions). Donald Byrd has passed on Feb. the 4th 2013. May he R.I.P. - the innovator he was.

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    THE BLACKBYRDS - the baby - 1975

    5:21

    THE BLACKBYRDS - the baby - 1975

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    The Blackbyrds - Funky Junkie

    7:17

    1973

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    The Blackbyrds The Baby

    5:21

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    The Blackbyrds - Lookin Ahead

    5:35

    from Action (1977)

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    The Blackbyrds - Something Special

    4:40

    from Action (1977)

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    The Blackbyrds - Enter In

    4:28

    LP Unfinished Business (1976)

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    The Blackbyrds : Spaced Out

    6:12

    The Blackbyrds : Spaced Out
    Album Name : Flying Start (1974)
    Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for fair use for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use

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    Donald Byrd - Places & Spaces

    6:22

    Love This!! 1975.. :p

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    The Blackbyrds - Blackbyrds Theme

    4:08

    AMG: For their second album, Flying Start, the Blackbyrds whipped up yet another healthy menu of proto-disco music. Complete with crispy drum breaks, relentless basslines, chicken-scratch guitar, majestic horns, and meandering clavinet, their dance-oriented brand of funky jazz is captured at its finest on tracks such as The Baby, Blackbyrds' Theme, and Spaced Out. Meanwhile, breezier songs such as Love Is Love, Walking in Rhythm, and April Showers express the more melodic side of the Blackbyrds' repertoire. Produced by Howard University professor and jazz legend Donald Byrd, the album represents an accessible rather than experimental version of jazz fusion, a style that later became wholly embraced by proponents of hip-hop culture.

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    The Blackbyrds Hash and Eggs

    5:12

    Off their 1975 LP City Life this cut really showcased the signature Fonze and Larry Mizell arranging that gave the Blackbyrds the sound that was so deft.

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    The Blackbyrds Live at Ronnie Scotts - 18th to 23rd June 2018

    6:31

    Legendary jazz-funk and R&B band The Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 in Washington D.C. as the protegees of legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd. Assembled from students at the Howard University’s music department where the jazz legend was an instructor they struck musical gold with their eponymous debut in 1973, The Blackbyrds, which featured the stone cold rare groove classic ‘Do It Fluid’. Further hits followed with the proto-disco hits ‘Walking in Rhythm’ and ‘Rock Creek Park’ taken from their albums Flying Start and City Life respectively. More recently the band released an album of new material in 2012, Gotta Fly, but expect these very special shows to be dominated by their extensive catalogue of classic cuts, underground hits, rare groove anthems and their unique synthesis.

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    DONALD BYRD Feat. THE BLACKBYRDS - WILFORDS GONE

    2:22

    from the movie soundtrack cornbread earl and me 1975 produced & composed by Donald Byrd

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    Donald Byrd - Dominoes

    8:03

    The Original 12' Version of Donald Byrd - (Falling Like) Dominoes
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    Happy Music

    4:57

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    Happy Music · The Blackbyrds

    City Life

    ℗ 1975 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1999-01-01

    Producer: Donald Byrd
    Composer Lyricist: Donald Byrd

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    Supernatural Feeling

    3:53

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    Supernatural Feeling · The Blackbyrds

    Action

    ℗ 1977 Fantasy, Inc.

    Released on: 1994-01-01

    Producer: Donald Byrd
    Composer Lyricist: Orville Saunders
    Composer Lyricist: Kevin Toney

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