Flying Start is the second album by the American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group The Blackbyrds. Produced by Donald Byrd, the album includes the top ten hit single, "Walking in Rhythm". I Need You" (Donald Byrd, Kevin Toney). The Baby" (Donald Byrd). Love Is Love" (Keith Killgo). Blackbyrds' Theme" (Kevin Toney, Allan Barnes, Joe Hall). Walking in Rhythm" (Barney Perry). Future Children, Future Hopes" (Kevin Toney). April Showers" (Allan Barnes). Spaced Out" (Kevin Toney).
For their second album, Flying Start, the Blackbyrds whipped up yet another healthy menu of proto-disco music. Complete with crispy drum breaks, relentless basslines, chicken-scratch guitar, majestic horns, and meandering clavinet, their dance-oriented brand of funky jazz is captured at its finest on tracks such as "The Baby," "Blackbyrds' Theme," and "Spaced Ou. Meanwhile, breezier songs such as "Love Is Love," "Walking in Rhythm," and "April Showers" express the more melodic side of the Blackbyrds' repertoire
By: The Blackbyrds (1974, Jazz). More albums from The Blackbyrds: The Blackbyrds by The Blackbyrds. City Life by The Blackbyrds. Unfinished Business by The Blackbyrds. Action by The Blackbyrds. View all albums . Flying Start. By: The Blackbyrds (1974, Jazz). 4. Blackbyrds’ Theme. 5. Walking In Rhythm. 6. Future Children, Future Hopes.