Walking in Rhythm with the Blackbyrds
Updated: Apr 22, 2020
If you were messing around at Rock Creek Park in Washington D.C., you knew the Blackbyrds!
Inspired by their teacher and trumpeter Donald Byrd, five Howard University students started an R&B / jazz-funk fusion group in D.C. in 1973. The original band was:
Kevin Toney - keyboards
Keith Killgo - vocals, drums
Joe Hall - bass guitar
Allan Barnes - saxophone, clarinet
Barney Perry - guitar
Their hit "Walking in Rhythm" reached #3 on the charts in 1976 and reached a million copies sold! Most importantly, they played on the Barry Richards Rock'n'Soul show in 1976 performing "Do It, Fluid" & "Walking in Rhythm".
The transfer is a bit rough, so if you want to listen to a cleaner version of Walking in Rhythm, check out the links below.
Walking in Rhythm