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The Blackbyrds

Blackbyrds, The

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Donald Byrd

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 13 January 1976

THE THING that most interests me with the new wave of Funk-Jazz giants is that they all have a tale of interest to tell. Whereas ...

The Blackbyrds

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 27 January 1976

THE FIRST really big soul occasion for the year so far has been the recent highly successful concert appearances of Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds. ...

The Blackbyrds: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 7 February 1976

BETCHA DIDN'T know there's such a thing as Black-byrdomania. Neither did I until this concert, when a quietly slumbering stalls suddenly became a heaving sea ...

Donald Byrd rools! Okay?

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 10 February 1976

YOU CAN'T say you weren't warned! The F-J (Funk-Jazz, for those of you who have been up the Amazon for the past year!) Revolution has ...

The Blackbyrds: Get Off Your Ass and Jam!!!

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, April 1976

"SHIT! GODDAMN! Get off your ass and jam!! Shit! Goddamn! Get off your ass and jam!!" Four hundred voices ball into the steaming heat of ...

Earth, Wind & Fire: Spirit (CBS); The Blackbyrds: Unfinished Business (Fantasy)

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 29 January 1977

Cliff White on recent soul ...

The Blackbyrds: Awright, we're back to settle some unfinished business!

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 February 1977

The Blackbyrds' keyboards ace, Kevin Toney, explains the delay in getting their new album together, and the new directions they're heading in... ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

The Blackbyrds

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 27 September 1977

David Nathan hears from Keith Kilgo and Joe Hall how the group plan to pass on their hard-earned experience to newer up-and-coming acts... ...

You can't put a price on education, say the Blackbyrds…

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1978

The guys have always restricted their working schedule in order to further their education. This has cost them a lot of dollars but they figure ...

see also Donald Byrd


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