The Blackbyrds

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.

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 5, 2015
Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}

Urban Knights - Urban Knights IV (2001) {Narada}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 390MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

Due largely to the inclusion of trumpeter Ron Haynes – a one-time Donald Byrd protege – the fourth entry by Ramsey Lewis' smooth jazz supergroup is reminiscent of Byrd's seminal 1970s recordings. While merely hinting at Byrd's proto-disco inventions, Urban Knights IV is nonetheless a modern update of the trumpeter's work with the Blackbyrds. Although this album is nowhere near as funky as, say, Electric Byrd, it does come off grittier than many albums by Urban Knights' contemporaries.

Arco Iris - En Vivo Hoy (2000)  

Posted by uff at Feb. 5, 2014
Arco Iris - En Vivo Hoy (2000)

Arco Iris - En Vivo Hoy (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Leader LM 605 457 5825 2 1 enhanced | rel: 2000 | 570Mb

A leading band in the developpement of the South America progressive rock scene with Los Jaivas and a few others. Their music is a solid combination of jazz rock, ethnic folk with sometimes subtle "spacey" symphonic arrengements. The initial formation is composed by Altar Tokatlián (winds), Gustavo Santaolalla (voice and guitar), Guillermo Bordarampé. They first formed several bands in the 60s (The Rovers, The Blackbyrds, The Crows) to play covers. They finally recorded their first effort back at the end of the 60´s. It´s an orinal mixture of typical Latin folk, acoustic music and 60´s "acid" rock. After the departure of Alberto Cascino, the drummer Horacio Droopy Gianello integrates the band.

Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)  

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 11, 2013
Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)

Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 360MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

‘New American Suite’ from the newly form trio Kevin Toney 3 is a quality collection of piano driven jazz of a standard that befits Toney’s track-record as leader of the legendary The Blackbyrds and thirty year recording artist in his own right. In fact with Toney on keyboards, Michael Bradford on bass and Chris Coleman on drums, Kevin Toney 3 are a collective united in both their religion and their music. They prayer together and play together while the album’s nine hugely cinematic tracks acknowledge in music what Toney identifies as a recent paradigm shift in the USA toward real, forward thinking change. This vibrant recording is not ‘easy on the ear’ smooth jazz but is a sophisticated collection that has the power both to defy genres and delight those who listen.

Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)  

Posted by mark70 at Jan. 11, 2013
Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)

Kevin Toney 3 - New American Suite (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:00 min | 113 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: K-Tone Enterprises

‘New American Suite’ from the newly form trio Kevin Toney 3 is a quality collection of piano driven jazz of a standard that befits Toney’s track-record as leader of the legendary The Blackbyrds and thirty year recording artist in his own right. In fact with Toney on keyboards, Michael Bradford on bass and Chris Coleman on drums, Kevin Toney 3 are a collective united in both their religion and their music. They prayer together and play together while the album’s nine hugely cinematic tracks acknowledge in music what Toney identifies as a recent paradigm shift in the USA toward real, forward thinking change.