The Blackbyrds The Blackbyrds 150g LP
150g Vinyl LP Reissue!
The debut album by the American rhythm and blues/jazz-funk fusion group, The
Blackbyrds, this eponymous release is the product of six full-time Howard
University students taking the direction of department head and jazz great
Donald Byrd into the Fantasy Studios along with the aid of production wizard
Larry Mizell (Jackson 5, Gary Bartz). The end result is nothing less than
stunning as the band lays down some of the tastiest groove-oriented jazz music
With Joe Hall on bass and Keith Killgo on drums, the rhythm section anchors a
solid foundation capable of keeping the dance floor full and providing a base
for the rest of the band's soulful explorations. Kevin Toney supplies supple
keyboard work and Barney Perry keeps it funky on the guitar, setting the pace
for what would be a genre-defining LP and a breakthrough in jazz-funk crossover.
Essential listening for all fans of jazz, funk, and feel-good pop music.
• 150g Vinyl
1. Do It, Fluid
2. Gut Level
4. The Runaway
5. Funky Junkie
6. Summer Love
7. Life Styles
8. A Hot Day Today