Street Lady

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Street Lady
Street Lady.jpg
Studio album by Donald Byrd
Released July 1973
Recorded June 13-15, 1973
The Sound Factory, Los Angeles
Genre Jazz
Length 42:12
Label Blue Note
BN-LA140-F
Producer Larry Mizell
Donald Byrd chronology
Black Byrd
(1973)
Street Lady
(1973)
Stepping into Tomorrow
(1974)

Street Lady is an album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd released on the Blue Note label in July 1973, with Larry Mizell returning as producer, following the success of its predecessor.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine awarded the album 3 stars and stated "the appeal of Street Lady is how its polished neo-funk and pseudo-fusion sound uncannily like a jive movie or television soundtrack from the early '70s — you can picture the Street Lady, decked out in polyester, cruising the streets surrounded by pimps with wide-brimmed hats and platform shoes. And while that may not be ideal for jazz purists, it's perfect for kitsch and funk fanatics".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Larry Mizell/Byrd except as indicated
  1. "Lansana's Priestess" - 7:39
  2. "Miss Kane" - 6:20
  3. "Sister Love" - 6:11
  4. "Street Lady" (Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell) - 5:40
  5. "Witch Hunt" - 9:42
  6. "Woman of the World" (Larry Gordon, Larry Mizell) - 6:51

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donald Byrd discography accessed September 3, 2010
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, S. T. Allmusic Review accessed September 3, 2010
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 36. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.