Genre: R&B
Label: Fantasy
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"


The Blackbyrds City Life 160g LP

The Blackbyrds

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160g Vinyl Reissue!

City Life, arguably The Blackbyrds' best album hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart and #3 on the Billboard Soul Chart upon its original release in 1975. Produced by legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, the album showcases The Blackbyrds' unique jazz-funk crossover sound and includes the runaway hits "Happy Music" and "Rock Creek Park," which stand even today as pinnacles of the '70s jazz-funk movement. A testament to its lasting appeal, "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, N.W.A., Massive Attack, Ice Cube, Heavy D, Nas, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Tone Loc and most recently, Wiz Khalifa. This often-sublime album is primed for rediscovery by fans of '70s funk, soul, jazz and fusion.

• 160g Vinyl Reissue

Joe Hall, bass
Keith Killgo, drums
Orville Saunders, guitar
Kevin Toney, keyboards
Stephen Johnson, saxophone

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

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