ROCK CREEK PARK * THE BLACKBYRDS * FANTASY 122 * UK
Students of Donald Byrd at Howard University Washington D. C. Kevin Toney,
Joe Hall, Allan C. Barnes and Barney Perry, formed under the guidance of Byrd in
the early 1970s and named themselves The Blackbyrds as a tribute to their
inspirational tutor. In 1973 they signed with Fantasy records and
released their first album Flying Start in 1974 which contained the track
Walking In Rhythm that was to become a top ten hit and their biggest hit.
Rock Creek Park is a danceable Jazz Fusion track with
suggestive lyrics that appealed to late night dancers and groovers like the late
Robin and all those fond of living in the moment.
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