The Blackbyrds Happy Music: The Best of the Blackbyrds

Happy Music: The Best of the Blackbyrds
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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Fantasy


  • Buy for $0.991.The One-Eye Two-Step
  • Buy for $1.292.Supernatural Feeling
  • Buy for $1.293.Happy Music
  • Buy for $1.294.Unfinished Business
  • Buy for $1.295.Do It, Fluid
  • Buy for $1.296.Rock Creek Park
  • Buy for $1.297.A Hot Day Today
  • Buy for $0.998.Feel Like a Kid - (previously unreleased)
  • Buy for $1.299.Walking in Rhythm
  • Buy for $1.2910.Mysterious Vibes
  • Buy for $1.2911.Enter In
  • Buy for $1.2912.Gut Level
  • Buy for $1.2913.Reggins
  • Buy for $1.2914.Blackbyrds' Theme

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The Blackbyrds: Orville Saunders (guitars); Allan Barnes (saxophone, wind); Joe Hall (bass instrument); Keith Killgo, Kevin Toney.
Personnel: Orville Saunders, Barney Perry (guitar); Allan Curtis Barnes, Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson (saxophone); Kevin Toney (keyboards); Keith Killgo (drums); Perk Jacobs (percussion).
Additional personnel: Barney Perry (guitars); Stephen Johnson (saxophone, wind); Perk Jacobs.
Liner Note Author: Don Mizell.
Photographer: Tony Lane.
Formed in the mid 1970s by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the Blackbyrds ventured far into soul/funk territory much like the contemporaneous work of Herbie Hancock and George Duke. With groove as its guide, the Washington, D.C.-based ensemble even garnered a few minor pop hits, most notably the dance-oriented title track and the light, breezy single "Walking in Rhythm," both of which are featured on this well-compiled collection.

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  • Sales Rank: 29,054
  • UPC: 888072301948
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