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Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Blackbyrds Discography


The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd.

The line up consisted of:

Allan Curtis Barnes (b.1949, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (reeds)

Barney Perry (b.1953, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.) (guitar)

Kevin Kraig Toney (b.1953 Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (keyboards)

Joseph Hall, III (b.1954, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) (bass)

Pericles Jacobs, Jr. (b.1951, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.) (percussion)

and Keith Killgo (b.1954, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) (drums)


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Albums

  • The Blackbyrds (Fantasy 1974)
  • Flying Start (Fantasy 1974)
  • Cornbread, Earl And Me (Fantasy 1975)
  • City Life (Fantasy 1975)
  • Unfinished Business (Fantasy 1976)
  • City Life
  • Action (Fantasy 1977)
  • Night Grooves (Fantasy 1978)
  • Better Days (Fantasy 1980)

18 comments:

BHM said...

Selfscience & Fresh Sly...thanks for putting some shine on these dudes! Great post!!

zand said...

Thank You!!!

jcmoss33 said...

Great links. I look at these guys in a similar fashion as I do The Headhunters...started by a funky jazz musician and flourished as a funky band on their own. Thanks again...Peace

jcmoss33 said...

I know I sound like a broken record, but you guys do a great job!!! Thanks...and sorry for the bad pun on my part. Ha Ha PEACE

Simon666 said...

Great job guys

Anonymous said...

The first 2 albums were so great that the world has nearly forgotten about the rest. Especially the Philadelphia Int. albums nearly recapture the magic. But there is a lot of great music on all these albums by The Stylistics. Russell Thompkins Jr. also release a really good solo album in 2001 called A Matter Of Style. -bo

mordecai said...

thanks for this. always liked the Blackbyrds! I've been sleeping on Better Days though... a decent boogie set.

manny said...

thanks a lot for posting these, and for the other artists as well, i appreciate it...

TC said...

First class post. Thanks!

tee said...

thanks 4 keepin da funk alive

Emanuel said...

Thank you for yall's hard work... We really apriciate you yall... Priceless blog right here...

Emanuel said...

Hey my thanks wasn't specific enough IMO... Thank you Fresh for your contribution to this blog post...

Anonymous said...

Simon666 , tnx for good job...
I love Blackbyrds so much!!!
There are some links a little better qvolity (320Kbs), then you have...
The Blackbyrds
http://rapidshare.com/files/23656208/The_Blackbyrds.rar_1
http://rapidshare.com/files/23660555/The_Blackbyrds.rar_2
______----_____----_______________
City Life/Unfinished Business
2LP's on 1CD
http://rapidshare.com/files/27006083/CL___UB_01.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/27012997/CL___UB_02.rar
_____----________------_________
what about Donald Byrd , another one big man in Jazz-funk???
Vel_Kam

Simon666 said...

Thanks for those contributions Vel_Kam. I've added them (this wasn't my post by the way, Fresh Sly and SelfScience did it). I mainly help out here, so suggestions for new posts should go to the sahoutbox at the left so everyone can see them.
Thanks again.
S

Simon666 said...

FLAC links added for the firat two albums "The Blackbyrds" and "Flying Start" -

http://flabbergasted-vibes.blogspot.com/2009/05/blackbyrds-blackbyrds-flying-start.html

Give the man some thanks, he doesn't get enough comments ; )

Anonymous said...

hi! can you write post about donald byrd's discography? greetings from poland!

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