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.
Bar-Kays - Soul Finger artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Soul Finger (Album) Volt South Africa 1967 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Gotta Groove artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Gotta Groove (Album) Volt France 1969 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Black Rock artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Black Rock (Album) Volt US 1971 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Do You See What I See? artwork dell'album The Bar-Kays* Do You See What I See? (Album) Volt France 1972 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Cold Blooded artwork dell'album The Bar-Kays* Cold Blooded (Album) Volt US 1974 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Too Hot To Stop artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Too Hot To Stop (Album) Mercury Brazil 1976 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Flying High On Your Love artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Flying High On Your Love (Album) Mercury US 1977 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Light Of Life artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Light Of Life (Album) Mercury US 1978 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Money Talks artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Money Talks (Album) Stax Germany 1978 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Injoy artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Injoy (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1979 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - As One artwork dell'album Bar-Kays As One (Album) Mercury US 1980 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Nightcruising artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Nightcruising (Album) Mercury US 1981 Vendi questa versione
BC-81-3 Bar-Kays - Budweiser Concert Of The Month artwork dell'album War / Bar-Kays War / Bar-Kays - Budweiser Concert Of The Month(LP, Transcription) Westwood One BC-81-3 US 1981 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Propositions artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Propositions (Album) Mercury, Mercury Jamaica 1982 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Dangerous artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Dangerous (Album) Mercury, Mercury Japan 1984 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Banging The Wall artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Banging The Wall (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1985 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Contagious artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Contagious (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1987 Vendi questa versione
Bar-Kays - Animal artwork dell'album Bar-Kays Animal (Album) Mercury Europe 1989 Vendi questa versione
BXCD 9308 Bar-Kays - 48 Hours artwork dell'album Barkays* 48 Hours(CD, Album) Basix Music BXCD 9308 US 1994 Vendi questa versione
74017-2 Bar-Kays - The Real Thing artwork dell'album Bar-Kays The Real Thing(CD, Album) JEA Music 74017-2 US 2003 Vendi questa versione
IMRCD 4000 Bar-Kays - House Party artwork dell'album Bar-Kays House Party(CD, Album) I M Records, Right Now Records, KOCH Entertainment IMRCD 4000 US 2007 Vendi questa versione

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24 settembre 2015
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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.


3 novembre 2014
I love me some Bar Kays!


5 ottobre 2013
Decades of FUNK!
Check out the Bar Kays on my latest mix right here


30 agosto 2013
also released 'Memphis At Sunrise' 45 on Volt VOA-4081 (US '72).

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