Donald Byrd, Black Byrd / Slop Jar Blues [Single] (1973)
The guy in the shop goes, “oh mean, you got some DJ sets coming up?” And I said, “Nah, I just want to play this at home”. Cool story, bro. Yeah, I know. But I can see how buying a single by Donald Byrd might make it seem like you had some DJ sets coming up – he’s a great staple for DJs with his funky jazz. Works for everyone. Donald Byrd is one of those great artists that everyone in the world loves, many people just don’t know it, don’t know when they’re listening to him. From straight jazz to harder funk he covers so many bases. And well. I have a lot more to explore by him but I’m a big fan. This single is dusty and scratchy and sounds cool with that effect – but I’m hopeful that cleaning it up will give it the good second chance it really deserves. At any rate the price was right.
Sample Track 1: Side A): Black Byrd
Sample Track 2: (Side B): Slop Jar Blues
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