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The Blackbyrds

Tracks: 72 Albums: 30

Genre: soul , 70s

Biography

The Blackbyrds was a rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, formed in Washington, D.C. in 1973.

The group was led by trumpeter Donald Byrd and featured some of his Howard University students: Kevin Toney (keyboards), Keith Killgo (vocals, drums), Joe Hall (bass guitar), Allan Barnes (saxophone, clarinet), and Barney Perry (guitar). Orville Saunders (guitar), and Jay Jones (flute, saxophone) were later members of the group. They signed to Fantasy Records in 1973. They are best known for their 1975 hit “Walking in Rhythm”, which received a Grammy nomination.

Top Albums

The Best Of

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The BlackByrds

2008-10-27

City Life

1994-10-18

Unfinished Business

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