City Life (album)

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City LIfe
City Life cover.jpg
Studio album by The Blackbyrds
Released 1975
Recorded 1975 at Sound Factory, Hollywood, CA
Genre Soul, jazz funk, jazz fusion
Label Fantasy Records
Producer Donald Byrd
The Blackbyrds chronology
Flying Start
(1974)
City Life
(1975)
Unfinished Business
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

City Life is the third studio album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds. It was produced by Donald Byrd and includes the R&B hits, "Happy Music" and "Rock Creek Park."

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock Creek Park" (Joe Hall, Keith Killgo, Kevin Toney, Orville Saunders, Stephen Johnson) 4:35
  2. "Thankful 'Bout Yourself" (Orville Saunders) 5:11
  3. "City Life" (Kevin Toney) 5:22
  4. "All I Ask" (Kevin Toney) 3:50
  5. "Happy Music" (Donald Byrd) 4:32
  6. "Love So Fine" (Joe Hall) 5:00
  7. "Flying High" (Keith Killgo) 3:29
  8. "Hash and Eggs" (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) 5:06

Personnel[edit]

  • Vocals - The Blackbyrds
  • Bass – Joe Hall
  • Drums – Keith Killgo
  • Guitar – Orville Saunders
  • Keyboards – Kevin Toney
  • Saxophone – Stephen Johnson

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Billboard Top LPs 16
Top Soul LPs 3
Jazz LPs 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "City Life" Disco Singles 4
"Flying High" Billboard Hot 100 70
Hot Soul Singles 22
1976 "Happy Music" Billboard Hot 100 19
Hot Soul Singles 3
Disco Singles 6
"Rock Creek Park" Billboard Hot 100 93
Hot Soul Singles 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. The Blackbyrds: City Life > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 September 2011.

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