0
FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Search
Music > Vinyl > The Blackbyrds - City Life (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

The Blackbyrds City Life

(Vinyl LP)

$19.99
23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability:
Item: LDB59284
Description

The Blackbyrds City Life on LP

The Blackbyrds came together in the early 1970s at Howard University, where their mentor Donald Byrd was the school's Chairman of the Jazz Studies Department. In the 1950s and '60s, Byrd was a golden-toned post-bop trumpeter, but it was as producer of the five-man group's LPs for Fantasy that he - and they - struck gold. Between 1974 and 1978, when people in ever-increasing numbers were heading for the dance floor as disco exploded, the Blackbyrds' Sly-Kool-Earth-Wind-and-Miles–inspired mix of funk/soul/jazz/dance pop lifted them onto the R&B Top 40 ten times. Originally issued in 1975, the band's third full-length, City Life, reached the upper echelon of Billboard's Hot 100 album chart, topping out at No. 16 thanks to the strength of their biggest hit, "Happy Music" which climbed to No. 3 R&B and No. 19 Pop respectively. City Life is one of the greatest examples of why the Blackbyrds' upbeat music has been so often sampled and why it's flying high once again. 

The Blackbyrds City Life Track Listing:

1. Rock Creek Park
2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself
3. City Life
4. All I Ask
5. Happy Music
6. Love So Fine
7. Flying High
8. Hash and Eggs

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles
1. Rock Creek Park
2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself
3. City Life
4. All I Ask
5. Happy Music
6. Love So Fine
7. Flying High
8. Hash and Eggs

Reviews (0)

You must logged in to ask a question, vote on a question, or answer a question. Click here to login.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio

Catalog

Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2016. All Rights Reserved.