Bar-Kays

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The Bar-Kays were originally formed in 1966 as a sextet and their biggest hit was 'Soul Finger'. They looked like they had a healthy career in front of them as a session band & recording outfit before the backbone of the group was killed, along with Otis Redding, in a horrific plane crash.

Only Ben Cauley survived the crash and went on to form what could be dubbed Bar-Kays Mark II. James Alexander (Bass) was also one of the original members but was not aboard the plane because of limited seats on Redding's plane. For Alexander and Cauley and new members Michael Toles, Willie Hall, Ronnie Gordon and Harvey Henderson, the track 'Sang & Dance' was one of the first tracks from the new group, cut in late 1969.
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ALA 9067 Soul Finger — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Soul Finger (Album) Volt, Volt, Volt ALA 9067 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
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523 001 Gotta Groove — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Gotta Groove (Album) Volt 523 001 France 1969 Sell This Version
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VOM 6011 Black Rock — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Black Rock (Album) Volt VOM 6011 US 1971 Sell This Version
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2325 087 Do You See What I See? — Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays* Do You See What I See? (Album) Volt 2325 087 France 1972 Sell This Version
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VOS-9504 Cold Blooded — Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays* Cold Blooded (Album) Volt VOS-9504 US 1974 Sell This Version
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6338695 Too Hot To Stop — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Too Hot To Stop (Album) Mercury 6338695 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-1181 Flying High On Your Love — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Flying High On Your Love (Album) Mercury SRM-1-1181 US 1977 Sell This Version
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STX 88036 Money Talks — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Money Talks (Album) Stax STX 88036 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
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7142 641 Light Of Life — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Light Of Life (Album) Mercury 7142 641 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-3781 Injoy — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Injoy (Album) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-3781 US 1979 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-3844 As One — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays As One (Album) Mercury SRM-1-3844 US 1980 Sell This Version
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MC-8-1-4028 Nightcruising — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Nightcruising (Album) Mercury MC-8-1-4028 US 1981 Sell This Version
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BC-81-3 Budweiser Concert Of The Month — Bar-Kays War / Bar-Kays War / Bar-Kays - Budweiser Concert Of The Month(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC-81-3 US 1981 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-4065, 6337 257 Propositions — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Propositions (Album) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4065, 6337 257 US 1982 Sell This Version
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25PP-127 Dangerous — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Dangerous (Album) Mercury, Mercury 25PP-127 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
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824 727-4 M-1 Banging The Wall — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Banging The Wall (Album) Mercury, Mercury 824 727-4 M-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
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BC 86-06 Budweiser Concert Hour — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Budweiser Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC 86-06 USA & Canada 1986 Sell This Version
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422 830 305-1 Q-1, 830 305-1 Q-1 Contagious — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Contagious (Album) Mercury, Mercury 422 830 305-1 Q-1, 830 305-1 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
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836 774-4 Animal — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Animal (Album) Mercury, Mercury 836 774-4 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
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BXCD 9308 48 Hours — Bar-Kays Barkays* 48 Hours(CD, Album) Basix Music BXCD 9308 US 1994 Sell This Version
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D2-77826 Best Of — Bar-Kays Barkays* Best Of(CD, Album) Curb Records D2-77826 US 1996 Sell This Version
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74017-2 The Real Thing — Bar-Kays The Barkays* The Real Thing(CD, Album) JEA Music 74017-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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IMRCD 4000 House Party — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays House Party(CD, Album) IM Records (2), Right Now Records, Koch Entertainment IMRCD 4000 US 2007 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

ATT 391 Hole In The Wall / You Can't Sit Down — Bar-Kays Bar-Kays Hole In The Wall / You Can't Sit Down (Single) Atlantic ATT 391 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
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45-154 Give Everybody Some / Don't Do That — Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays* Give Everybody Some / Don't Do That (Single) Volt 45-154 US 1967 Sell This Version

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sue2who

sue2who

May 24, 2020
Larry Dobson and the Bar-Kays bless y'all for the hard you put into the game you still have true fans thank you
dylaf

dylaf

September 24, 2015
edited over 7 years ago
If you like Prince, Funkadelic/Parliament, The Ohio Players, Rick James, Newcleus, Jonzun Crew, The Egyptian Lover, ANYONE with an ounce of funk in their bones- don't miss the Bar- Kays. Call it luck, call it quality- these mother f**ers suffer from habitual genius. Tragically loosing four of the original line up in the same plane crash that also took the life of Otis Redding, the band reformed mid 70's & casually knocked out hit after hit. Be it late 60's heavy psychedelic rock, 70's funk or 80's electro boogie, the production was tight as a gnat's chuff all the way.
ARW747

ARW747

November 3, 2014
I love me some Bar Kays!
geebop

geebop

October 5, 2013
Decades of FUNK!
Check out the Bar Kays on my latest mix right here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhn2yiNY2NA

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