The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 11, 2017
The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}

The Blackbyrds - Action & Better Days (1994) {Fantasy}
EAC 1.0b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 500dpi | 449MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 191MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's original members – percussionist Pericles "Perk" Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds player Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry – were mined from Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. (Other key players included guitarist Orville Saunders and saxophonist/flautist Steve Johnson.)
The Blackbyrds & Charles Earland - At The Movies (1973-75) {Prestige PRCD-24255-2 rel 2001}

The Blackbyrds & Charles Earland - At The Movies (1973-75) {Prestige PRCD-24255-2 rel 2001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 500 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 184 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 14 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973-75, 2001 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24255-2
Jazz / Funk / Jazz Funk / Soul / Groove / Blaxploitation

This single-CD reissue pairs two blaxploitation soundtracks by different artists: 1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me, composed by Donald Byrd and performed by the Blackbyrds, and 1973's The Dynamite Brothers, composed and performed by Charles Earland. Cornbread, Earl and Me, which featured the movie debut of Larry Fishburne, is serviceable, routine soul-jazz background film music, varying between funk-jazz-rock vamps (such as the Sly Stone-styled instrumental workout "The One-Eye Two-Step"), snazzy jazzy bits for action scenes, and sentimental orchestrated interludes. There are also occasional vocal numbers in a pedestrian mid-'70s soul-jazz-rock mode, such as "The Cornbread Theme."
The Blackbyrds - Walking in Rhythm: The Essential Selection 1973-1980 (2013)

The Blackbyrds - Walking in Rhythm: The Essential Selection 1973-1980 (2013)
Funk, Soul, Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 113 min | 260 MB
Label: Red River Entertainment | Rel: 2013

The Blackbyrds was a rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, formed in Washington, D.C. in 1973. The group was led by trumpeter Donald Byrd and featured some of his Howard University students: Kevin Toney (keyboards), Keith Killgo (vocals, drums), Joe Hall (bass guitar), Allan Barnes (saxophone, clarinet), and Barney Perry (guitar). Orville Saunders (guitar), and Jay Jones (flute, saxophone) were later members of the group. They signed to Fantasy Records in 1973. They are best known for their 1975 hit "Walking in Rhythm", which received a Grammy nomination. Their 1975 song "Rock Creek Park" from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups such as De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, NWA, Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas and Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five. The song has also appeared on the soundtrack to the popular video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The Blackbyrds ‎- Flying Start (1974) [2014 Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000]

The Blackbyrds ‎- Flying Start (1974) [2014 Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 349 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCO-90335

Flying Start is the second album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds.
The Blackbyrds ‎- The Blackbyrds (1974) [2014 Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000]

The Blackbyrds ‎- The Blackbyrds (1974) [2014 Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 322 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCO-90334

The Blackbyrds is the debut album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds. Produced by Larry Mizell and Donald Byrd with production supervision by Orrin Keepnews.

The Blackbyrds-Flying Start (1974)  

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 14, 2007
The Blackbyrds-Flying Start (1974)

The Blackbyrds-Flying Start
MP3 | 192 kbps | RAR | 51.78Mb
1974 | Genre: Soul/Funk

The Blackbyrds were a soul and jazz combo from Washington, District of Columbia in the United States. The group were created by musician Donald Byrd. This is their second album, recorded for the Fantasy company. It features a hit single called "Walking In Rhythm"

The Blackbyrds (first album) (1974)  

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 14, 2007
The Blackbyrds (first album) (1974)

The Blackbyrds (first album)
MP3 | 192 kbps | RAR | 51.72mb
1974 | Genre: Soul/Funk

The Blackbyrds were a soul and jazz combo from Washington, District of Columbia in the United States. The group were created by musician Donald Byrd. This is their first album, recorded for the Fantasy company.
VA - Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol. 11-20 [1991-1995]

VA - Soul Hits of the 70s: Didn't It Blow Your Mind! Vol. 11-20 [1991-1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 2.85 GB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco | Label: Rhino Records
This brilliant CD series entitled "Didn't It Blow Your Mind, Soul Hits Of The 70s" is a 20-volume anthology of excellent R&B music from the 1970s. Each CD features several artists of the R&B genre, performing songs that helped to shape their generation. This is like having your very own 70s Soul Music party. Great R&B classics don't get any better than this, and Rhino brings it to you in one amazing, top-knotch series.

VA - Ministry of Sound: Downtown Funk (2015)  Music

Posted by LoveHive at Sept. 15, 2015
VA - Ministry of Sound: Downtown Funk (2015)

VA - Ministry of Sound: Downtown Funk (2015)
Funk, Soul, Disco | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:47:22 | 522 MB
Label: Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound presents Downtown Funk, a brand new collection of one our most loved music genres. With the sun just around the corner what better album to get your groove on and heat things up for the imminent summer ahead than the 3 disc offering of Downtown Funk. A major influence on disco, funk music is a sound familiar to all which has been heavily sampled in dance related genres including hip hop, house and drum & bass not to mention featuring in countless iconic film soundtracks (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Shaft to name but a few). Of late, the sound has had a huge pop resurgence and looks set to be one of the sounds of 2015.

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues (1992)  Music

Posted by Oceandrop at Dec. 15, 2011
Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues (1992)

Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues (1992)
Jazz | EAC Rip | APE (image)+CUE+LOG | mp3@320 | 332 MB. & 137 MB.
300dpi. Complete Scans (JPG) included | WinRar, 3% recovery
Audio CD (1992) | Label: Landmark | Catalog# LCD-1516-2 | 52:55 min.

This Landmark release was trumpeter Donald Byrd's first jazz album in over 15 years after a long (and commercially if not artistically successful) detour into poppish R&B/funk. In the 1980s Byrd had neglected his trumpet playing in order to direct the Blackbyrds and teach. The period away from his instrument shows in spots on this well-intentioned set. Byrd gathered together four excellent players (altoist Kenny Garrett, pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Marvin "Smitty" Smith) to play four group originals, W.C. Handy's "Harlem Blues" and "Blue Monk." Ironically Byrd's own playing was not at this point up to the level of his sidemen although his chops would improve during the next couple of years.