25/03/2017

The Blackbyrds "Better Days" (1980) -Westcoast Funk / Disco-



Label : Fantasy Records


01 - Dancin' Dancin' (Marcus Gordon, Louisa Farmer & Deborah Gordon)
02 - Lonelies For Your Love (Orville Saunders & Louisa Farmer)
03 - Better Days (Roslyn Monroe, Dan Stewart & Keith Killgo)
04 - Do It Girl (Roslyn Monroe, Joe Hall & Jo Ann Hall Skrehan)
05 - Without Your Love (Jo Ann Hall SkrehanRoslyn Monroe & Joe Hall)
06 - Do You Wanna Dance? (Leroy Bell & Casey James)
07 - Love Don't Strike Twice (Alvin Alexander, Keith Killgo & Roslyn Monroe)
08 - What's On Your Mind (Orville Saunders & Alvin Alexander)
09 - Don't Know What To Say (Orville Saunders & Louisa Farmer)
10 - What We Have Is Right (Orville Saunders & Louisa Farmer)


The Blackbyrds :
Keith Killgo : Drums & Vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Vocals
Orville Saunders II : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Keyboards
Also Featuring :
James Garrett : Vocals
Dan Stewart : Percussion

Produced by George Duke for George Duke Enterprises, Inc. & Never Productions, Inc.
Rhythm Arrangements by The Blackbyrds
Recorded & Mixed by Tommy Vicari at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
Assistant : Wally Buck
Mastering : George Horn at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley


01 - Dancin' Dancin'

Keith Killgo : Drums & Lead vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Lead vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Electric Piano
Marc Cohen : Mini-moog Synthesizer
James Garrett : Lead vocals
Dan Stewart : Percussion
Jerry Hey : Trumpet (Horn Arrangement)
Gary Grant : Trumpet
Larry Williams : Saxophone
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone
Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals

02 - Lonelies For Your Love

Keith Killgo : Drums & Background vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar & Background vocals
Kevin Toney : Yamaha CP30 & ARP Quadra
James Garrett : Lead vocals
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Jerry Hey : Trumpet
Larry Williams : Saxophone
Gary Grant : Trumpet
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone (Horn Arrangement)
The Blackbyrds : Handclaps

03 - Better Days

Keith Killgo : Drums, Lead vocals & Keyboards
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Mark Smith : Acoustic Guitar
George Duke : Moog Synthesizer
Jerry Hey : Trumpet (Horn Arrangement)
Gary Grant : Trumpet
Larry Williams : Saxophone
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone
James Garrett : Background vocals

04 - Do It Girl

Keith Killgo : Lead & Background vocals, Drums
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Electric Piano & Moog Synthesizer
Marc Cohen : Clavinet & Alto Sax
George Duke : Prophet V Synthesizer
Dan Stewart : Percussion
Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals

05 - Without Your Love

Joe Hall III : Bass, Lead vocals, Moog Synthesizer & Yamaha CP30
Keith Killgo : Drums
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Electric Piano
Dan Stewart : Percussion
Mark Smith : Acoustic 12 String Guitar
James Garrett, Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals

06 - Do You Wanna Dance?

Keith Killgo : Drums & Lead vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Lead vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : ARP Quadra & Mini-moog
Marc Cohen : Electric Piano
George Duke : Prophet V Synthesizer
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
James Garrett, Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carlwell : Background vocals
Jerry Hey : Trumpet (Horn Arrangement)
Gary Grant : Trumpet
Larry Williams : Saxophone
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone

07 - Love Don't Strike Twice

Keith Killgo : Drums & Background vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Marc Cohen : Electric Piano
George Duke : Prophet V Synthesizer
Kevin Toney : Moog Synthesizer
Dan Stewart : Percussion
James Garrett : Lead & Background vocals
Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals

08 - What's On Your Mind

Keith Killgo : Drums & Background vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Electric & Acoustic Piano, ARP Quadra (Horn Arrangement)
James Garrett : Lead & Background vocals
Sheila Escovedo : Percussion
Jerry Hey & Gary Grant : Trumpets
Larry Williams : Saxophone
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone

09 - Don't Know What To Say

Keith Killgo : Drums, Bells & Background vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass & Background vocals
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Marc Cohen : Yamaha Electric Grand Piano
George Duke : Prophet V Synthesizer
Mark Smith : Acoustic Guitar
James Garrett : Lead vocals
Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Jerry Hey & Gary Grant : Trumpets
Larry Williams : Saxophone & Flute (Horn Arrangement)
Bill Reichenbach : Trombone

10 - What We Have Is Right

Keith Killgo : Drums & Lead vocals
Joe Hall III : Bass
Orville Saunders : Guitar
Kevin Toney : Electric Piano & ARP Quadra
George Duke : Prophet V Synthesizer
Sheila Escovedo & Dan Stewart : Percussion
Tramaine Hawkins, Lynette Stephens, Jim Gilstrap & Carl Carwell : Background vocals
Jose Hernandez : Alto Sax