The Blackbyrds

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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. Read more on Last.fm

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Gotta Fly
Album (2012)
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Better Days
Album (1980)
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Action
Album (1977)
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Unfinished Business
Album (1976)
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City Life
Album (1975)
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Flying Start
Album (1974)
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The Blackbyrds
Album (1974)