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Bobby Byrd - The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68 - Out Now

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Bobby Byrd - Help For My Brother - The Pre-Funk Singles 1963-68 

A most recent release from the BGP label, this album concerns itself with the works of Bobby Byrd before his later groundbreaking funk singles bringing together for the first time the tracks he recorded for Federal, Smash and King

A preview of the cd release notes by Dean Rudland follow, the full notes can be read via the Ace records site (link below)

Without Bobby Byrd there would have been no James Brown, whose whole career stems from the moment he crashed into Byrd at a community baseball match in Toccoa, Georgia in 1953. Brown was an inmate of the Alto Reform School, a converted National Guard Armoury in the north of the state. Byrd’s family helped secure Brown’s release, and Byrd then let the youngster join his vocal group.

When Brown launched his own singing career, Byrd led his backing group the Famous Flames from that point on. For 20 years he was Brown’s right-hand man. Once Brown had established himself well enough to make records with members of his revue, Byrd was top of the list of those he wanted to record. In the 1970s Byrd cut groundbreaking funk such as ‘I Know You Got Soul’. Before that he spent the 60s recording a series of 45s, all produced by Brown. This is the first-ever compilation...

Preview (click to preview complete album)



Track Listing
1      I Found Out 
2      They Are Sayin 
3      I'm Just A Nobody  (parts 1 & 2)
4      Baby Baby Baby  (with Anna King)
5      I Love You So 
6      Write Me A Letter 
7      I've Got A Girl 
8      I'm Lonely 
9      We Are In Love 
10      No One Like My Baby 
11      Time Will Make A Change 
12      The Way I Feel 
13      Let Me Know 
14      You're Gonna Need My Lovin' 
15      Oh, What A Night 
16      Lost In The Mood Of Changes 
17      Ain't No Use 
18      I Found Out 
19      I'll Keep Pressing On 
20      Funky Soul #1  (part 1)
21      Funky Soul #1  (part 2)
22      I'll Lose My Mind 
23      My Concerto 
24      You Gave My Heart A Song To Sing 




Ace records link for more info and purchase options


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