The Blackbyrds is an American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973 and reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.
The group was inspired by trumpeter Donald Byrd and featured some of his Howard University students: Kevin Toney (keyboards), Keith Killgo (vocals, drums), Joe Hall (bass guitar), Allan C. Barnes (saxophone, clarinet), and Barney Perry (guitar). Orville Saunders (guitar), and Jay Jones (flute, saxophone) joined later. They signed to Fantasy Records in 1973 and are best known for their 1975 hit "Walking in Rhythm", which received a Grammy nomination, sold over one million copies by May 1975, and was awarded a gold disc.
With eight albums released for Fantasy from 1974 to 1980, The Blackbyrds became an inspiration to late 1970s and early 1980s British jazz-funk acts like Light of the World and Hi-Tension.
More recently, they have made a significant impact on theЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- Flying Start [1974, альбом]
- The Blackbyrds [1974, альбом]
- City Life [1975, альбом]
- Cornbread, Earl and Me [1975, саундтрек]
- Unfinished Business [1976, альбом]
- Action [1977, альбом]
- Better Days [1980, альбом]
- Gotta Fly [13.03.2012, альбом]
- Greatest Hits [сборник]
- Night Grooves [сборник]
- The Beat on Blackbyrds [сборник]
- The BlackByrds [сборник]
- City Life / Unfinished Business [1999, сборник]
- The Best Of [1999, сборник]
- At the Movies [03.04.2001, сборник]
- LoveByrds: Soft & Easy [01.01.2006, сборник]
- Walking in Rhythum: The Essential Selection 1973-1980 [2013, сборник]
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