Sealed LP: Blackbyrds: Action

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 07,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction
Blackbyrds: Action FACTORY SEALED LP Format: Sealed LP
Record Company/Release Number: Fantasy: F-9535
Bar Code: NONE
Original release date: 1977
Country: U.S.A.
Condition of the cover: Mint
Condition of the record: Sealed - Assumed Mint
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds, 2 ounces
Opening bid: 14.99
Inventory number: 204040
Notes: Gatefold cover. NOTE ABOUT MULTIPLE COPIES
This only applies to the winning bidder. If I have multiple copies of this record, and you are interested in buying any extras, let me know. I will sell you as many copies that I can (it depends on how many I have), and every additional extra will be discounted 10% less than your winning bid. I'm sorry, but I cannot disclose if I have any extra copies until after the auction ends. Please contact me if you have any difficulty viewing the photos.
Songs: Supernatural Feeling Lookin' Ahead Mysterious Vibes Something Special Street Games Soft and Easy Dreaming About You Credits: Orville Saunders: Guitar Joseph Hall III: Bass Kevin Toney: Keyboards Steve Johnson: Saxophone Keith Killgo: Drums The Blackbyrds: Main Performer Album Review: If you had to own only one album by The Blackbyrds then Action should be it. All the elements came together for the Donald Byrd protégés on this scintillating certified gold album, which originally was issued in fall 1977. The sinewy Top 2 R&B hit "Supernatural Feeling" has bits of wisdom implanted in between its poppin' funk grooves. The enticing "Soft And Easy" slid into the R&B Top 20 with an ease that's equal to the gentle spoken seduction that is woven throughout this make out classic. The exotic radio-aired LP track "Something Special" features the nimble noodling of future smooth jazz favorite, pianist Kevin Toney. "Dreaming About You" is the perfect track to unwind during. Action was later issued as one of two LPs that was included on a single CD (the other being the George Duke-produced Better Days) in 1994 by U.K. label Ace Records. ~ Ed Hogan, All Music Guide Biography: Blackbyrds biography by Andy Kellman, All Music Guide
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, w 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 a handful of LPs (1973's The Blackbyrds, 1974's Flying Start, 1975's City Life, 1976's Unfinished Business, 1977's Action, 1980's Better Days); scored films (1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me); and supported artists like B.B. King, Mandrill, and Roberta Flack. "Walking in Rhythm," "Rock Creek Park," and "Happy Music" are their three best-known cuts; they have remained underground club classics, and they have been kept alive, in part, through sampling. The group's catalog has been overhauled and reissued a number of times; multiple best-ofs have been released (Fantasy's Greatest Hits is the strongest and most thorough), and most of the group's full-length output has been put out on CD through two-fers. As far as outside activities were considered, Barney Perry released a solo album under the name Blair in 1978 (through his own Solar Sound imprint). The remaining members' involvements are far too extensive to list. FINE PRINT All pictures are of the exact item being sold. This record came from a record store called "Phantasmagoria" which was located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Phantasmagoria went out of business in 1978. I purchased most of their leftover inventory some years later when I owned a new & used record store in Catasauqua called "Music Madness". Music Madness is still listed in the phone book if you want to try to contact me. Phantasmagoria used round ...

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