Blacks and Blues is the third studio album by American jazz flutist Bobbi Humphrey recorded in 1973 and released on the Blue Note label. Overall, the album's cumulative effect is like a soft summer breeze, perfect for beaches, barbecues, and cruising with the top down".
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Bobbi Humphrey scored her biggest hit with her third album Blacks and Blues, an utterly delightful jazz-funk classic that helped make her a sensation at Montreux. If it sounds a lot like Donald Byrd's post-Black Byrd output, it's no accident; brothers Larry and Fonce Mizell have their fingerprints all over the album, and as on their work with Byrd, Larry handles all the composing and most of the arranging and production duties.
Blacks and Blues, recorded in 1973 with the Mizell Brothers, was one of her biggest selling albums for Blue Note. On this album she shifted from the straight ahead jazz of her first two albums produced by George Butler. She sought out the Mizell Brothers after their work on Donald Byrd's Black Byrd, which combined funk with jazz. Blacks and Blues was recorded in three days at the Sound Factory. The album was dedicated to Duke Ellington, who died shortly before the album was released, and its cover art features Humphrey's daughter, Ricci Lynn. Fancy Dancer marked Humphrey's third and final collaboration with the Mizell Brothers. It includes Latin percussion and harp instrumentation by Dorothy Ashby
Recorded June 7 & 8, 1973 at Sound Factory, Hollywood, California. Mastered at Mastering Lab, Hollywood, California. Catalog number printed on the labels and the back cover: "BN-LA142-G". This version can be distinguished by the text on the labels. For example, on the other 1974 US pressing, the track numbers are right justified from the "1" in "Side 1" on the labels. Backing Vocals, Arranged By – Fred Perron, Larry Mizell, Fonce Mizell Clavinet, Trumpet – Larry Mizell Composed By, Arranged By, Conductor – Larry Mizell Congas, Backing Vocals – King Errisson Design – John Williams Drums – Harvey Mason Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey, Ron Brown Electric Guitar – David T. Walker, John Rowin Flute, Vocals – Bobbi Humphrey Liner Notes – Leonard Brown Mastered By – Ron McMaster.
Album · 1974 · 6 Songs. On opener Chicago, Damn, Humphrey’s control of tone is laser-like, fitting easily alongside the synth sounds. And her vocals on Just a Love Child and Baby’s Gone have a lilting charm. The Mizell Brothers’ compositions and production smarts keep this artifact of the early-’70s fusion phenomenon feeling timeless. Blacks and Blues Bobbi Humphrey.
Blacks and Blues Bobbi Humphrey. This album has an average beat per minute of 88 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 72/100 BPM). Tracklist Blacks and Blues.
More albums from Bobbi Humphrey: Flute-In by Bobbi Humphrey. Live At Montreux by Bobbi Humphrey. Dig This! by Bobbi Humphrey. Passion Flute by Bobbi Humphrey. The Good Life by Bobbi Humphrey. Freestyle by Bobbi Humphrey. City Beat by Bobbi Humphrey. Satin Doll by Bobbi Humphrey. View all albums . Blacks And Blues. 5. Jasper Country Man. More albums from Bobbi Humphrey: Flute-In by Bobbi Humphrey.