Black Ivory

Profile:
Black Ivory was formed in 1969 by fellow members, Russell Patterson, and Stuart Bascombe. Later they asked their friend Leroy Burgess III to join and sing lead. They called themselves "Mellow Souls."

While shopping around for labels to get a deal, they met a songwriter / producer named Patrick Adams, who was in a group called "Sparks". Adams was no stranger to the music industry, knew the tricks of the trade and took the group under his wing. He initated the name change to "Black Ivory" and signed the group to a newly formed label named "Today".

The Today label was a subsidiary of the sister label, "Perception", which at time featured The Fatback Band and great poet Wanda Robinson, who would record her first LP on the label, using Black Ivory's music as the background during her poetry recitation.
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Black Ivory Discography Tracks

Albums

Black Ivory Don't Turn Around (Album) Today Records, Today Records, Today Records Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind (Album) Today Records, Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Feel It (Album) Buddah Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Black Ivory (Album) Buddah Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Hangin' Heavy (Album) Buddah Records Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Then And Now (Album) Panoramic Records, Panoramic Records US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Black Ivory Don't Turn Around / I Keep Asking You Questions (Single) Today Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Black Ivory You And I (Single) Today Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Time Is Love (Single) Today Records US 1972 Sell This Version
T-1511 Black Ivory I'll Find Away (Loneliest Man In Town) / Surrender(7") Today Records T-1511 US 1972 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Spinning Around (Single) Today Records US 1973 Sell This Version
TS-1524 Black Ivory We Made It / Just Leave Me Some(7", Single) Today Records TS-1524 US 1973 Sell This Version
Black Ivory What Goes Around (Comes Around) (Single) Kwanza Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Will We Ever Come Together / Warm Inside (Single) Buddah Records US 1974 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Love Won't You Stay / Daily News (Instrumental) (Single) Buddah Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Feel It / Daily News Buddah Records US 1975 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Walking Downtown (Saturday Night) Buddah Records US 1976 Sell This Version
Black Ivory You Mean Everything To Me Buddah Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Black Ivory You Turned My Whole World Around (Single) Power Exchange Records & Tapes UK 1978 Sell This Version
Black Ivory Mainline (Single) Buddah Records, Arista US 1979 Sell This Version
Black Ivory You Are My Lover Panoramic Records US 1984 Sell This Version
Black Ivory I've Got My Eye On You (Single) Panoramic Records US 1985 Sell This Version
PRI 1218 Black Ivory Featuring Russell Patterson Black Ivory Featuring Russell Patterson - Can't Shake Your Love(12") Panoramic Records PRI 1218 US 1986 Sell This Version
SPEC-1520 Black Ivory Mainline / Big Apple Rock(12") Unidisc SPEC-1520 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
OUTS 005 Black Ivory vs. The Outsiders Black Ivory vs. The Outsiders - Untitled(12", Promo) Rhythm Records (4) OUTS 005 UK 1999 Sell This Version