Street Lady (LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Blue Note 
Year: 2007 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

A1 Lansana's Priestess 
A2 Miss Kane 
A3 Sister Love 

B1 Street Lady 
B2 Witch Hunt 
B3 Woman Of The World 

Originally released in 1973 

PERSONNEL: 
Bass – Chuck Rainey 
Clavinet, Trumpet – Fonce Mizell 
Congas – King Errison 
Drums – Harvey Mason 
Flute – Roger Glenn 
Guitar – David T. Walker 
Percussion – Stephanie Spruill 
Piano, Electric Piano – Jerry Peters 
Synthesizer – Fred Perren 
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals – Donald Byrd 
Vocals – Fonce Mizell, Fred Perren, Larry Mizell 

One of the handful of electrifying jazz-funk releases from Donald Byrd during his DC period, when he was both teaching and, somehow, earning a law degree at Howard University--where he simultaneously organized a group of student musicians to become the Blackbyrds. 

Byrd's adventures at Howard lasted just three or four years, but the mutual and lasting influence between Byrd and the local music scene are clear to see. Highbrow musicianship crossed with funk vibes gave us urban symphonies like "Street Lady", and also midwifed the regional Spiritual Jazz movement and eventually the Go-Go sound. 

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