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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Albums

TLP-1005 Black Ivory - Don't Turn Around album art Black Ivory Don't Turn Around (Album) Today Records, Today Records, Today Records TLP-1005 US 1972 Sell This Version
TLP-1008, TLP 1008 Black Ivory - Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind album art Black Ivory Baby, Won't You Change Your Mind (Album) Today Records, Today Records, Today Records TLP-1008, TLP 1008 US 1972 Sell This Version
BDS 5644 Black Ivory - Feel It album art Black Ivory Feel It (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5644 US 1975 Sell This Version
BDS 5658 Black Ivory - Black Ivory album art Black Ivory Black Ivory (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5658 US 1976 Sell This Version
BDS 5722 Black Ivory - Hangin' Heavy album art Black Ivory Hangin' Heavy (Album) Buddah Records BDS 5722 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
PRI 10001, PLP-10001 Black Ivory - Then And Now album art Black Ivory Then And Now (Album) Panoramic Records, Panoramic Records PRI 10001, PLP-10001 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

T-1501 Black Ivory - Don't Turn Around / I Keep Asking You Questions album art Black Ivory Don't Turn Around / I Keep Asking You Questions (Single) Today Records T-1501 US 1971 Sell This Version
T-1508 Black Ivory - You And I album art Black Ivory You And I (Single) Today Records T-1508 US 1971 Sell This Version
T-1511 Black Ivory - I'll Find Away (Loneliest Man In Town) / Surrender album art Black Ivory I'll Find Away (Loneliest Man In Town) / Surrender Today Records T-1511 US 1972 Sell This Version
T-1516 Black Ivory - Time Is Love  album art Black Ivory Time Is Love (Single) Today Records T-1516 US 1972 Sell This Version
ON-27 Black Ivory - Don't Turn Around / Find The One Who Loves You album art Black Ivory Don't Turn Around / Find The One Who Loves You(7", Single) One Way (2) ON-27 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
T-1520 Black Ivory - Spinning Around album art Black Ivory Spinning Around (Single) Today Records T-1520 US 1973 Sell This Version
TS-1524 Black Ivory - We Made It / Just Leave Me Some album art Black Ivory We Made It / Just Leave Me Some (Single) Today Records TS-1524 US 1973 Sell This Version
BDA 443 Black Ivory - Will We Ever Come Together / Warm Inside album art Black Ivory Will We Ever Come Together / Warm Inside (Single) Buddah Records BDA 443 US 1974 Sell This Version
KWA 7800 Black Ivory - What Goes Around (Comes Around) album art Black Ivory What Goes Around (Comes Around) (Single) Kwanza Records KWA 7800 US 1974 Sell This Version
BDA-506-N Black Ivory - Love Won't You Stay / Daily News (Instrumental) album art Black Ivory Love Won't You Stay / Daily News (Instrumental) (Single) Buddah Records BDA-506-N US 1975 Sell This Version
BDA 489 Black Ivory - Feel It / Daily News album art Black Ivory Feel It / Daily News Buddah Records BDA 489 US 1975 Sell This Version
2011284 Black Ivory - Daily News album art Black Ivory Daily News(7") Buddah Records 2011284 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
DISCO 112 Black Ivory - Walking Downtown (Saturday Night) album art Black Ivory Walking Downtown (Saturday Night) Buddah Records DISCO 112 US 1976 Sell This Version
BDA 561 Black Ivory - You Mean Everything To Me  album art Black Ivory You Mean Everything To Me (Single) Buddah Records BDA 561 US 1977 Sell This Version
APX 277 Black Ivory - You Turned My Whole World Around album art Black Ivory You Turned My Whole World Around (Single) Power Exchange Records & Tapes APX 277 UK 1978 Sell This Version
PX 277 Black Ivory - You Turned My Whole World Around album art Black Ivory You Turned My Whole World Around(7") Power Exchange Records & Tapes PX 277 UK 1978 Sell This Version
DSC 132 Black Ivory - Mainline album art Black Ivory Mainline (Single) Buddah Records, Arista DSC 132 US 1979 Sell This Version
DSC 132 Black Ivory - Mainline album art Black Ivory Mainline(12") Buddah Records, Arista DSC 132 US 1979 Sell This Version
PRI 200 Black Ivory - You Are My Lover album art Black Ivory You Are My Lover Panoramic Records PRI 200 US 1984 Sell This Version