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The Jazz Funk Collection (3CD)

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The Jazz Funk Collection (3CD)
The Jazz Funk Collection (3CD)


  • Donald Byrd & The Blackbyrds “The Jazz Funk Collection” is the first time you have been able to acquire a collection of tracks by these artists on a CD package.
  • All tracks on “The Jazz Funk Collection” are either written, produced or performed by Donald Byrd; the collection starts in 1973 around the start of the Jazz Funk era.
  • Donald Byrd started recording in the mid-fifties, but by the late-sixties and now on Blue Note Records his style became more electric and was one of the instigators of the Jazz Funk scene. Our package kicks off with ‘Lansana’s Priestess’ from the 1973 album “Street Lady” nearly eight minutes of pure Jazz Funk produced by the legendary Mizell Brothers. Followed by a slew of classic Donald Byrd tracks such as ‘Black Byrd’, ‘Loves So Far Away’ and ‘Flight Time’ to name but a few.
  • During the sixties Donald was now teaching Jazz at several Universities including Howard University, this is where he met a few students to start a band with, and the Blackbyrds were formed. The Blackbyrds went on to have a great deal of success and our package kicks off with the ‘Blackbyrds Theme’, but the big success they were to have was with ‘Walking In Rhythm’ which was produced by Donald. ‘Walking In Rhythm’ went on to sell one million copies, and was awarded a Gold Disc and was Grammy nominated, the R&B hits kept on coming with ‘Rock Creek Park’, ‘Time Is Movin’’ and the Top 3 R&B hit ‘Happy Music’ which was written and produced by Donald.
  • Donald Byrd was also now making his mark on the R&B chart with ‘Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)’ and ‘Dominoes’ and we have also included the version he recorded for the Blue Note Live at The Roxy album, that was to become the underground club classic.
  • The Blackbyrds were to record seven albums for Fantasy Records with Donald involved in the bulk of them either as a producer or as a writer, and we have included some of the club classics such as ‘Supernatural Feeling’ and ‘Street Games’ and as a special bonus track ‘Gut Level’ - the only track that Donald Byrd had no involvement in on this package. But as it is a much sought-after track, we felt we just had to include it as it was produced by the Mizell Brothers, who worked so closely with Donald Byrd.
  • In 1978 Donald Byrd moved label to Elektra, and recorded four albums with them, three with the backing Band 125th Street N.Y.C. we have included the funkiest tracks from those four albums including the Top 20 R&B Hit ‘Love Has Come Around’


  1. Name
  2. Lansana's Priestess
  3. Black Byrd
  4. Love's So Far Away
  5. Witch Hunt
  6. Flight-Time
  7. Blackbyrds' Theme
  8. Do It, Fluid
  9. Walking In Rhythm
  10. Dominoes
  11. Rock Creek Park
  12. Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)
  13. Happy Music
  14. Stepping Into Tomorrow
  15. Wind Parade - Donald Byrd
  16. Flying High
  17. Hash And Eggs
  18. Think Twice
  19. Cornbread
  20. (Fallin' Like) Dominoes (Live At The Roxy)
  21. Science Funktion
  22. Time Is Movin'
  23. Dance Band
  24. Dancing In The Street
  25. Party Land
  26. Onward 'til Morning
  27. Supernatural Feeling
  28. Street Games
  29. Lookin' Ahead
  30. Thank You For Funking Up My Life
  31. Have You Heard The News
  32. Giving It Up
  33. Pretty Baby
  34. I Love You
  35. Love Has Come Around
  36. I Feel Like Loving You Today
  37. I Love Your Love
  38. Sexy Dancer (Original 12" Version)
  39. Star Trippin' (Original 12" Version)
  40. Gut Level
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