The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds

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Top Songs

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Walking In Rhythm
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Rock Creek Park
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Happy Music
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Soft And Easy
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Unfinished Business [Album Version]

Albums

  • KGO Edits

    Jun 2012 • 2 songs

  • Happy Music: The Best Of The Blackbyrds
  • Lovebyrds (Smooth And Easy)

    Jan 2006 • 14 songs

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The Blackbyrds

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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.) During the Blackbyrds' nearly decade-long existence, the group cut ...
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