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The Blackbyrds Night Grooves (Import)

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Format:  Vinyl LP
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Vinyl LP Details

  • Released: April 23, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002

Tracks:

  • 1.Happy Music
  • 2.Gut Level
  • 3.Walking In Rhythm
  • 4.Do It Fluid
  • 5.Rock Creek Park
  • 6.Supernatural Feeling
  • 7.Soft and Easy
  • 8.Eastern Blues
  • 9.The Kicker
  • 10.Cantaloupe Woman
  • 11.The Soulful Drums
  • 12.The Village Caller
  • 13.Lotus Blossom

Product Description:

Personnel: The Blackbyrds (vocals); Ollie E. Brown (vocals, drums, percussion); Ronnie Mayez, Sigidi, Jim Gilstrap, John Lehman, Merry Clayton, Bill Thedford (vocals); Orville Saunders, Ray Parker, Jr., Barney Perry (guitar); Allan Curtis Barnes (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Ernie Watts (saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone); Steve Johnson (saxophone); Oscar Brashear (trumpet, flugelhorn); George Bohannon (trombone); Kevin Toney (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Keith Killgo (drums); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (congas); Perk Jacobs, Ray Armando (percussion).
Arranger: Wade Marcus.
Despite the fact that 1989's Greatest Hits rendered this earlier Fantasy compilation obsolete -- Greatest Hits contains all seven songs found here, plus four others -- Fantasy continued to keep this disc in circulation. This is a tighter and more discerning collection, sticking to the absolute essential material that Donald Byrd's prot‚g‚s churned out during the '70s, but simple mathematics places its value below the later, more inclusive anthology. Those who want to dig deeper can start with any of the group's first four proper LPs; each one peaked in the Top Ten of Billboard's jazz album chart, and they all have their charms beyond the singles. Anyone who bet on the Blackbyrds' material to die a disposable pop death must feel foolish now, as cuts like "Rock Creek Park," "Happy Music," and "Walking in Rhythm" remain completely unironic fixtures in the record crates of many house DJs. ~ Andy Kellman
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  • UPC: 029667514712
  • Shipping Weight: 0.50/lbs (approx)
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