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 ‎- 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 - 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)  Music

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)  Music

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 - Top Of The Pops 70s Soul (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Aug. 21, 2017
VA - Top Of The Pops 70s Soul (2017)

VA - Top Of The Pops 70s Soul (2017)
MP3 CBR 256 kbps | 3:41:11 | 475 Mb
Genre: Funk, Disco, Jazz, Soul, Pop / Label: Polydor

Polydor Presents Top Of The Pops 70s Soul album original hits by the original artists. Includes tracks by Johnny Bristol, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, George McCrae, Michael Jackson, Rose Royce, The Commodores and more.

VA - The Perfect Beats Vol. 4 (1998)  Music

Posted by barker at May 17, 2017
VA - The Perfect Beats Vol. 4 (1998)

VA - The Perfect Beats Vol. 4 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) | Covers | 501 MB | 01:13:08
Genre: Freestyle, Electro, Hip Hop, Breaks, Funk | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Timber!, TRCD 1238

On the fourth and final installment of the Perfect Beats series, there are plenty of meat-and-potatoes electro hits (like C-Bank's "One More Shot" and Afrika Bambaataa's "Looking for the Perfect Beat"), but there are also lots of oddities to add flavor.

Pleasure - Get To The Feeling (1978) {BGP Records}  Music

Posted by tiburon at April 29, 2017
Pleasure - Get To The Feeling (1978) {BGP Records}

Pleasure - Get To The Feeling (1978) {BGP Records}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 309MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

I think we’ve said it before, but we have no hesitation in saying it again – Pleasure are one of the finest bands to come out of the world of mid-70s R&B. As such it is an honour for us to be working our way through their catalogue as part of BGP’s Funk & Jazz Classics Series. This time our journey has reached the group’s fourth album for the Fantasy label, “Get To The Feeling”. This should have been the LP where they crossed-over and made them famous with similar chart success to that of their fellow jazz-influenced funk outfits such as the Blackbyrds and perhaps even more relevantly, Earth Wind & Fire.