The Blackbyrds

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 8 albums 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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The Blackbyrds Discography

Albums

The Blackbyrds Flying Start (Album) Fantasy New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds The Blackbyrds (Album) Fantasy Japan 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds City Life (Album) Fantasy Italy 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Cornbread, Earl And Me (Album) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Unfinished Business (Album) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Action (Album) Fantasy Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Better Days (Album) Fantasy US 1980 Sell This Version
F-104 The Blackbyrds Gotta Fly(CD, Album) K-Wesindi Records F-104 US 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Blackbyrds Do It, Fluid / Summer Love (Single) Fantasy US 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds I Need You (Single) Bellaphon, Fantasy Germany 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Walking In Rhythm / The Baby (Single) Fantasy Germany 1974 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Happy Music (Single) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Rock Creek Park (Single) Fantasy Germany 1975 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Flying High / All I Ask (Single) Fantasy US 1975 Sell This Version
JB 497 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(7") Fantasy IS 20160 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
JB 643 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 Party Land / In Life (Single) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Rock Creek Park / Flying High (Single) Fantasy UK 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Happy Music / Hash And Eggs (Single) Royal (5) Turkey 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Time Is Movin' (Single) Fantasy US 1976 Sell This Version
JB 663 / M 10154 / M 10096 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
JB 674 The Blackbyrds / Santino Rocchetti The Blackbyrds / Santino Rocchetti - Happy Music / Mi Mancherai(7", Jukebox) Fantasy, Cetra JB 674 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
F 240 The Black Byrds* Cornbread(7") Fantasy F 240 US 1976 Sell This Version
The Blackbyrds Supernatural Feeling / Lookin' Ahead (Single) Fantasy US 1977 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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