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The BlackbyrdsBetter Days

Label:Fantasy – F-9602
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Funk / Soul
Style:Soul, Disco

Tracklist

A1Dancin' Dancin'
Written-ByD. Gordon*, L. Farmer*, M. Gordon*
3:29
A2Lonelies For Your Love
Written-ByL. Farmer*, O. Saunders*
4:08
A3Better Days
Written-ByD. Stewart*, K. Killgo*, R. Monroe*
3:14
A4Do It Girl
Written-ByJ. Skehan*, J. Hall*, R. Monroe*
4:52
A5Without Your Love
Written-ByJ. Skehan*, J. Hall*, R. Monroe*
3:30
B1Do You Wanna Dance
Written-ByC. James*, L. Bell*
4:07
B2Love Don't Strike Twice
Written-ByA. Alexander*, J. Hall*, R. Monroe*
3:50
B3What's On Your Mind
Written-ByA. Alexander*, P. Saunders*
4:03
B4Don't Know What To Say
Written-ByL. Farmer*, O. Saunders*
4:07
B5What We Have Is Right
Written-ByL. Farmer*, O. Saunders*
3:43
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Credits

Notes

Etched runouts.

George Duke appears courtesy of Epic Records
Jerry Hey & Larry Williams appear courtesy of A&M Records
Paulinho Da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records
Tremaine Hawkins appears courtesy of Light Records

Produced for George Duke Enterprises & Nevar Productions, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): F-9602 A ID
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): F-9602 B IA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): F 9602 A-1A S2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): F 9602B-1A SXT S2

Other Versions (5 of 10)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Better Days (LP, Album)FantasyF 5925France1980
Recently Edited
Better Days (Dias Mejores) (LP, Album)Fantasy, Gamma (4)GX 01-1185Mexico1980
Recently Edited
Better Days (LP, Album, Stereo)Fantasy0061.137Germany1980
New Submission
Better Days (LP, Album, Promo, Stereo)FantasyF-9602US1980
New Submission
Better Days (Cassette, Album)Fantasy5F 9602US1980

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Reviews

  • djmandrill's avatar
    djmandrill
    blackbyrds had several main stay hits back in the day, but never received the kind of commercial success with this stellar lp deserved. the entire lp with its george duke production rocked, but the slick n funky stand outs for me are, Lonely for your love, without your love, don't know what to say which sound very 80's kool and the gang, the sultry Do it girl, and the bangin title traact, Better days. still many will find other as their jams here. don't sleep!
    • 240661masterj's avatar
      240661masterj
      This album alongside TS Monk, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Willie Beaver Hale, Stephanie Mill & Carl Carlton were all for me classic albums. 1980 bought forward alot of very well produced and put together sets, and probably one of the many reasons why I converted from Reggae to Soul. Plus some of the clubs/parties started commanded more soul, plus no one wanted to be playing to a room full of men..Lol!
      • Funkysouldier_'s avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        Tip top album! Major essential to any 80's boogie collecter!
        • Albin-Filet-Mignon's avatar
          Edited 5 years ago
          This album is so damn good from A to Z! Perfection! The quality of the recording is also top notch!

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