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The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds

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1.1
Do It, Fluid
The Blackbyrds
5:26
1.2
Gut Level
The Blackbyrds
4:12
1.3
Reggins
The Blackbyrds
4:09
1.4
The Runaway
The Blackbyrds
4:13
1.5
Funky Junkie
The Blackbyrds
7:01
1.6
Summer Love
The Blackbyrds
5:09
1.7
Life Styles
The Blackbyrds
3:13
1.8
A Hot Day Today
The Blackbyrds
3:16
Total Playing Time    36:39
Trumpeter Donald Byrd always had a keen ear for talent. He discovered Herbie Hancock in the early Sixties and, a decade later, organized six of his students at Howard University into a band he called the Blackbyrds, after his then-recent hit fusion album, Black Byrd. They were masters of jazz-funk fusion or "acid jazz," as it’s known today, but also had strong pop sensibilities.

Their debut album contained the No. 23 R&B, No. 69 pop single "Do It, Fluid," while the second yielded an across-the-board smash in the No. 4 R&B, No. 6 pop "Walking in Rhythm." Rare grooves from those two classic Blackbyrd albums have been widely sampled by such hip-hop artists as Queen Latifah and UTFO and can now be experienced for the first time on compact disc in their original glory.
192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Craft Recordings Studio Masters

Tracks 1-8 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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