The Blackbyrds

Profile:
American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, inspired by trumpeter Donald Byrd.
Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973, & released seven albums and one compilation for Fantasy between 1974 and 1980.
Reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.
Had members:
Allan Barnes (b.1949, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) (reeds)
Barney Perry (b.1953, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.) (guitar)
Kevin 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)
Keith Killgo (b.1954, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) (drums)
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Albums

The Blackbyrds - The Blackbyrds album art The Blackbyrds The Blackbyrds (Album) Fantasy US 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Flying Start album art The Blackbyrds Flying Start (Album) Fantasy New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - City Life album art The Blackbyrds City Life (Album) Fantasy UK 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Cornbread, Earl And Me album art The Blackbyrds Cornbread, Earl And Me (Album) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Unfinished Business album art The Blackbyrds Unfinished Business (Album) Fantasy Australia 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Action album art The Blackbyrds Action (Album) Fantasy US 1977 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Better Days album art The Blackbyrds Better Days (Album) Fantasy US 1980 Sell This Version
F-104 The Blackbyrds - Gotta Fly album art The Blackbyrds Gotta Fly(CD, Album) K-Wesindi Records F-104 US 2012 Sell This Version
ECHO 2008CD The Blackbyrds - Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston September 4th 1973 album art Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds Donald Byrd And The Blackbyrds - Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston September 4th 1973(CD) Echoes (3) ECHO 2008CD Cyprus 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm / The Baby album art The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm / The Baby (Single) Fantasy US 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Do It, Fluid / Summer Love album art The Blackbyrds Do It, Fluid / Summer Love (Single) Fantasy Canada 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - I Need You album art The Blackbyrds I Need You (Single) Bellaphon, Fantasy Germany 1974 Sell This Version
F-222 The Blackbyrds - A Hot Day Today / Life Styles album art The Blackbyrds A Hot Day Today / Life Styles(7", Single) Fantasy F-222 Guatemala 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm / I Need You = ウォーキング・イン・リズム / アイ・ニード・ユー album art The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm / I Need You = ウォーキング・イン・リズム / アイ・ニード・ユー Fantasy Japan 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park album art The Blackbyrds Rock Creek Park (Single) Fantasy Germany 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Flying High / All I Ask album art The Blackbyrds Flying High / All I Ask (Single) Fantasy Australia 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Happy Music album art The Blackbyrds Happy Music (Single) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
JB 497 The Blackbyrds - Oh Biancaneve / I Need You album art I Cugini Di Campagna / The Blackbyrds I Cugini Di Campagna / The Blackbyrds - Oh Biancaneve / I Need You(7", Jukebox) Pull, Fantasy JB 497 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
IS 20160 The Blackbyrds - Walking In Rhythm album art The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm(7") Fantasy IS 20160 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
JB 643 The Blackbyrds - Bump The Bump / I Need You album art Black Buster / The Blackbyrds Black Buster / The Blackbyrds - Bump The Bump / I Need You(7", Jukebox) Fonit Cetra International JB 643 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Cornbread album art The Black Byrds* Cornbread (Single) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park / Flying High album art The Blackbyrds Rock Creek Park / Flying High (Single) Fantasy UK 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Party Land / In Life album art The Blackbyrds Party Land / In Life (Single) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds - Time Is Movin' album art The Blackbyrds Time Is Movin' (Single) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
JB 663 / M 10154 / M 10096 The Blackbyrds - City Life / I Heard It Through The Grapevine album art The Blackbyrds / Creedence Clearwater Revival The Blackbyrds / Creedence Clearwater Revival - City Life / I Heard It Through The Grapevine(7", spe) Fantasy JB 663 / M 10154 / M 10096 Italy 1976 Sell This Version

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VALlewellyn

VALlewellyn

February 6, 2010
I have a tape that I got in the UK in 1991 with what sounds like either a Donald Byrd or a BlackByrds track. It is instrumental with minimal vocals, and they are either singing, fantasy or fancy free. I am trying to find someone who can identify the track. Can you help?

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