180 Gram vinyl with Download. The Blackbyrds came together in the early 1970's at Howard University, where their mentor Donald Byrd was the school's Chairman of the Jazz Studies Department. In the 1950s and '60s, Byrd was a golden-toned post-bop trumpeter, but it was as producer of the five-man group's LPs for Fantasy that he - and they - struck gold. Between 1974 and 1978, when people in ever-increasing numbers were heading for the dance floor as disco exploded, the Blackbyrds' Sly-Kool-Earth-Wind-and-Miles-inspired mix of funk / soul / jazz / dance pop lifted them onto the R&B Top 40 ten times. 'Unfinished Business' is the band's equally as compelling 1976 follow-up to their hit 1975 record 'City Life', which finds the band on a real roll with further funky standout fare like 'Party Land' and the title track.
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Label: Universal (Back to Black)