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Discografia The Blackbyrds Parte 3 de 4

Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds

Parte 3

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Unfinished Business 1976

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9518
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve

Country:US
Released:1976
Genre:Jazz
Style:Jazz-Funk

Tracklist
A1   Time Is Movin’  4:42 
    Written-By – K. Killgo* 
A2   In Life  5:12 
    Written-By – J. Hall* , K. Killgo* , K. Toney* , O. Saunders* 
A3   Enter In  4:38 
    Written-By – J. Hall* 
A4   You’ve Got That Something  4:18 
    Written-By – D. Byrd* , K. Toney* 

B1   Party Land  5:16 
    Written-By – D. Byrd* , O. Saunders* 
B2   Lady  6:30 
    Written-By – J. Hall* 
B3   Unfinished Business  5:54 
    Written-By – K. Toney* 

Credits
Arranged By, Conductor – Wade Marcus
Artwork By [Art Direction] – Phil Carroll
Artwork By [Cover] – Phil Bray , Phil Carroll
Artwork By [Lettering] – Lance Anderson
Bass – Joe Hall
Contractor – George Bohanon
Drums – Keith Killgo
Engineer [Recording] – Jim Nipar , Serge Reyes
Flute [Solo] – Ernie Watts
French Horn – Alan Robinson , Marilyn Robinson , Vince DeRosa*
Guitar – Orville Saunders
Guitar [Solo] – Ray Parker*
Harmonica [Solo] – Tommy Morgan
Keyboards – Kevin Toney
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Photography [Liner Photos] – Phil Bray
Producer – Donald Byrd
Remix – Jim Nipar
Remix [Assistant] – Serge Reyes
Saxophone [Tenor, Baritone], Flute – Jackie Kelso , William Green
Saxophone, Flute – Wesley Jackson
Trombone – Charles Loper , George Bohanon
Trombone [Bass] – Lew McCreary
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Chuck Findley , Gary Grant , Nolan Smith , Steve Madaio
Vocals – Alex Brown , Bill Medford , Blackbyrds, The , Charles Barnett* , Jerry Spikes , Jim Gilstrap , John Lehman , Kenny Moore , Marti McCall , Myrna Matthews
Vocals [Soloist] – Mildred Lane

Produced for Blackbyrd Productions, Inc.
Engineered & remixed at The Sound Factory, Hollywood.
Mastered at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood.

All selections published by Blackbyrd Music (BMI), except “You Got That Something” and “Party Land”
published by DeByrd Music/Blackbyrd Music (BMI).

Brown labels / heavy cardboard sleeve / b/w dust sleeve with a photo and lyrics.

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Action 1977

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9535
Format:Vinyl, LP

Country:US
Released:1977
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Funk, Disco

Tracklist
A1   Supernatural Feeling  3:47 
    Written-By – Toney* , Saunders* 
A2   Lookin’ Ahead  5:30 
    Written-By – Kevin Toney 
A3   Mysterious Vibes  4:46 
    Written-By – Keith Killgo 
A4   Something Special  4:43 
    Written-By – Keith Killgo 

B1   Street Games  4:45 
    Written-By – Kevin Toney 
B2   Soft And Easy  4:25 
    Written-By – Orville Saunders 
B3   Dreaming About You  5:49 
    Written-By – Kevin Toney 

Credits
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

Recorded at the Sound Factory, Hollywood
Mastered at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood

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Discografia The Blackbyrds Parte 2 de 4

Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds

Parte 2

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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Cornbread, Earl And Me 1975

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9483
Format:Vinyl, LP

Country:US
Released:1975
Genre:Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk

Tracklist
A1   Cornbread  3:11 
A2   The One-Eye Two-Step  3:19 
A3   Mother / Son Theme  1:29 
A4   A Heavy Town  2:58 
A5   One-Gun Salute  1:59 
A6   The Gym Fight  1:52 
A7   Riot  3:18 

B1   Soulful Source  3:49 
B2   Mother / Son Talk  1:05 
B3   At The Carnival  2:49 
B4   Candy Store Dilemma  1:33 
B5   Wilford’s Gone  2:20 
B6   Mother / Son Bedroom Talk  2:01 
B7   Courtroom Emotions  1:46 
B8   Cornbread  3:25 

Credits
Conductor [Orchestra] – Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Engineer – Dave Hassinger , Val Christian Garay*
Producer, Composed By – Donald Byrd
Recorded at the Sound Factory, Hollywood. All tracks featured in the film "Cornbread, Earl And Me"

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City Life 1975

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9490
Format:Vinyl, LP

Country:US
Released:1975
Genre:Jazz
Style:Jazz-Funk

Tracklist
A1   Rock Creek Park  4:35 
A2   Thankful ‘Bout Yourself  5:11 
A3   City Life  5:22 
A4   All I Ask  3:50 

B1   Happy Music  4:32 
B2   Love So Fine  5:00 
B3   Flying High  3:29 
B4   Hash And Eggs  5:06 

Credits
Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Wade Marcus
Artwork By [Cover Art] – Stewart Daniels
Artwork By [Direction] – Phil Carrol
Artwork By [Liner Photo] – Gerald Panopoulos
Bass – Joe Hall
Drums – Keith Killgo
Engineer [Recording] – Val Garay
Engineer [Recording], Engineer [Remix] – Dave Hassinger , Jim Nipar
Guitar – Orville Saunders
Keyboards – Kevin Toney
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Producer – Donald Byrd
Saxophone – Stephen Johnson (2)

Very special thanks to:
Merry Clayton
George Bohanon
Ernie Watts
Patrice Rushen
Gary Bartz
Larry Mizell
Fonce Mizell
Tommy Morgan

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The BlackByrds Discografia Parte 1 de 4

Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds

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.

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The Blackbyrds 1974

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9444
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

Country:US
Released:1974
Genre:Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk

Tracklist
A1   Do It Fluid  5:31 
    Written-By – Donald Byrd 
A2   Gut Level  4:12 
    Written-By – Lincoln Ross 
A3   Reggins  4:09 
    Written-By – Larry Mizell 
A4   The Runaway  4:16 
    Written-By – Kevin Toney 

B1   Funky Junkie  7:04 
    Written-By – Donald Byrd 
B2   Summer Love  5:11 
    Written-By – Allan Barnes 
B3   Life Styles  3:16 
    Written-By – Larry Mizell 
B4   A Hot Day Today  3:19 
    Written-By – Barney Perry , Donald Byrd 

Credits
Artwork By [Cover] – Vincent Van Gogh
Bass, Other [Special Thanks] – David Williams (2) (tracks: A1, A4, B3)
Co-producer – Blackbyrd Productions
Drums – Keith Killgo
Electric Bass – Joe Hall
Guitar – Barney Perry
Keyboards, Synthesizer, Written-by [Melodies] – Kevin Toney
Liner Notes [1974] – Roberta Flack
Other [A Special Note Of Appreciation] – Laverne Hayes (tracks: A1)
Percussion – Perk Jacobs
Percussion, Other [Special Thanks] – Ray Armando (tracks: A1, A4, B3)
Producer – Sky High Productions
Recorded By, Engineer, Mixed By [Re-mix] – Jim Stern
Saxophone [Soprano, Tenor] – Allan Barnes
Supervised By – Orrin Keepnews
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Other [Special Thanks] – Oscar Brashear (tracks: A1, A4, B3)
Vocals – Blackbyrds, The

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Flying Start 1974

Label:Fantasy
Catalog#:F-9472
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

Country:US
Released:1974
Genre:Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style:Jazz-Funk, Funk, Disco

Tracklist
A1   I Need You  5:30 
A2   The Baby  5:17 
A3   Love Is Love  4:46 
A4   Blackbyrd’s Theme  4:03 

B1   Walking In Rhythm  4:13 
B2   Future Children, Future Hopes  4:41 
B3   April Showers  3:49 
B4   Spaced Out  6:11 

Credits
Bass – Joe Hall
Drums – Keith Killgo
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor], Saxophone [Soprano] – Allan Barnes
Guitar – Barney Perry
Percussion – Perk Jacobs
Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano, Clavinet, Synthesizer [Arp] – Kevin Toney
Producer – Donald Byrd

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Em 1994 é lançado através do selo BGP da Gravadora Ace Records um CD contendo estes dois LP’s.

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