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The Blackbyrds - City Life flac album
  • Performer The Blackbyrds
  • Title City Life
  • Date of release 1975
  • Country US
  • Style Jazz-Funk
  • Other formats AC3 XM MPC MP2 DXD FLAC APE
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1387 mb
  • Size FLAC 1698 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 857

More recently, they have made a significant impact on the hip-hop generation with Gang Starr, Da Lench Mob, and Full Force sampling their music. In particular, their 1975 song "Rock Creek Park" from the City Life album has been sampled numerous times by groups and artists such as MF DOOM, De La Soul, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane

BMC 73. The Blackbyrds. City Life ‎(Cass, Album). City Life ‎(LP, Album).

City Life is the third studio album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds. It was produced by Donald Byrd and includes the R&B hits, "Happy Music" and "Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park" (Joe Hall, Keith Killgo, Kevin Toney, Orville Saunders, Stephen Johnson) 4:35. Thankful 'Bout Yourself" (Orville Saunders) 5:11. City Life" (Kevin Toney) 5:22. All I Ask" (Kevin Toney) 3:50. Happy Music" (Donald Byrd) 4:32. Love So Fine" (Joe Hall) 5:00.

Tracklist: 1. Rock Creek Park, 2. Thankful ‘Bout Yourself, 3. City Life, 4. All I Ask, 5. Happy Music, 6. Love So Fine, 7. Flying High, 8. Hash And Eggs. More albums from The Blackbyrds: The Blackbyrds by The Blackbyrds. Flying Start by The Blackbyrds. Unfinished Business by The Blackbyrds. Action by The Blackbyrds. View all albums . City Life.

Artists The Blackbyrds City Life. City Life The Blackbyrds. This album has an average beat per minute of 129 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 105/171 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 110BPM, ends at 105BPM (-5), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by The Blackbyrds.

Album by The Blackbyrds. Thankful 'bout Yourself. All I Ask. Happy Music.

The following year, The Blackbyrds cut "City Life" and in 1976 "Unfinished Business" (originally released as Fantasy 9490 and 9518, respectively). Both were produced by Donald Byrd and feature the regular core group of keyboard man Kevin Toney, guitarist Orville Saunders, bassist Joe Hall and drummer Keith Kiligo, with Stephen Johnson the saxophonist and flautist on the first album and Wesley Jackson filling the role on the second

1. Rock Creek Park Lyrics. 2. Thankful 'Bout Yourself Lyrics.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Rock Creek Park
Written-By – Hall*, Killgo*, Toney*, Saunders*, Johnson*
4:35
A2 Thankful 'Bout Yourself
Written-By – Orville Saunders
5:11
A3 City Life
Written-By – Kevin Toney
5:22
A4 All I Ask
Written-By – Kevin Toney
3:50
B1 Happy Music
Written-By – Donald Byrd
4:32
B2 Love So Fine
Written-By – Joe Hall
5:00
B3 Flying High
Written-By – Keith Killgo
3:29
B4 Hash And Eggs
Written-By – L. Mizell - F. Mizell*
5:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy Records
  • Produced For – Blackbyrd Productions, Inc.
  • Published By – Blackbyrd Music
  • Distributed By – Fonit Cetra S.p.A.
  • Recorded By – Fantasy
  • Recorded At – The Sound Factory
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab

Credits

  • Art Direction – Phil Carroll
  • Bass – Joe Hall
  • Cover [Cover Art] – Stewart Daniels
  • Drums – Keith Killgo
  • Engineer [Recording], Recorded By – Dave Hassinger, Jim Nipar, Val Garay
  • Engineer [Remix] – Dave Hassinger, Jim Nipar
  • Guitar – Orville Saunders
  • Keyboards – Kevin Toney
  • Mastered By – Mike Reese
  • Photography By [Liner Photo] – Gerald Panopoulos
  • Producer – Donald Byrd
  • Saxophone – Stephen Johnson
  • Strings [Arrangements], Horn [Arrangements] – Wade Marcus

Notes

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: S.I.A.E.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
F-9490 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Fantasy F-9490 US 1975
5160-9490 H The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(Cass, Album) Fantasy 5160-9490 H US 1975
5988, FANTASY 5988 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album) Fantasy, Fantasy 5988, FANTASY 5988 France 1975
BMC 73 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(Cass, Album) Bellaphon BMC 73 Germany 1975
SWX-6258 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Fantasy SWX-6258 Japan 1975

Tracklist

A1 Rock Creek Park 4:35
A2 Thankful 'bout Yourself 5:11
A3 City Life 5:22
A4 All I Ask 3:50
B1 Happy Music 4:32
B2 Love So Fine 5:00
B3 Flying High 3:29
B4 Hash And Eggs 5:06

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fantasy Records
  • Produced For – Blackbyrd Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded At – The Sound Factory
  • Remixed At – The Sound Factory
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
  • Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.

Credits

  • Arranged By [Strings And Horns] – Wade Marcus
  • Art Direction – Phil Carroll
  • Artwork [Cover Art] – Stewart Daniels
  • Bass – Joe Hall
  • Drums – Keith Killgo
  • Engineer [Recording] – Val Garay
  • Engineer [Recording], Engineer [Remix] – Dave Hassinger, Jim Nipar
  • Guitar – Orville Saunders
  • Keyboards – Kevin Toney
  • Mastered By – Mike Reese
  • Photography By [Liner Photo] – Gerald Panopoulos
  • Producer – Donald Byrd
  • Saxophone – Stephen Johnson

Notes

Recorded and remixed at the Sound Factory, Hollywood
Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood
℗ 1975 Fantasy Records
© 1975, Fantasy Records
Made in Gt Britain

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): FTA.3003A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): FTA.3003B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
F-9490 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album, Ter) Fantasy F-9490 US 1975
5160-9490 H The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(Cass, Album) Fantasy 5160-9490 H US 1975
5988, FANTASY 5988 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album) Fantasy, Fantasy 5988, FANTASY 5988 France 1975
BMC 73 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(Cass, Album) Bellaphon BMC 73 Germany 1975
SWX-6258 The Blackbyrds City Life ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Fantasy SWX-6258 Japan 1975