Bobby Byrd

Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best of Bobby Byrd

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Bobby Byrd Got Soul: The Best of Bobby Byrd Review

by Richie Unterberger

As is the case with the JB's and other James Brown protégés, Bobby Byrd's legacy is spread over numerous out-of-print, difficult-to-find vinyl records. So this 22-song retrospective, which gathers numerous singles, and a couple of previously unreleased tracks spanning 1964 to 1973, is a welcome consolidation of his most significant work into one package. Solid stuff, covering both standard soul from the '60s and hard funk (usually featuring the JB's) from the early '70s, though it sounds a lot more like a James Brown record with a different vocalist than a Bobby Byrd record that happens to benefit from James Brown's backing crew. Brown produced (and occasionally contributed to) all of the recordings here, and duets with Bobby on the 1968 single "You've Got to Change Your Mind."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Bobby Byrd 04:40 Amazon
2 Bobby Byrd 02:46 Amazon
3 Bobby Byrd 05:33 Amazon
4 Bobby Byrd 04:20 Amazon
5 Bobby Byrd 02:52 Amazon
6 Bobby Byrd 02:26 Amazon
7 Bobby Byrd 03:10 Amazon
8 Bobby Byrd feat: James Brown 03:49 Amazon
9 Bobby Byrd 05:32 Amazon
10 Bobby Byrd 02:39 Amazon
11 Bobby Byrd 02:40 Amazon
12 Bobby Byrd 03:51 Amazon
13 Bobby Byrd 02:10 Amazon
14 Bobby Byrd feat: Anna King 02:33 Amazon
15 Bobby Byrd 02:32 Amazon
16 Bobby Byrd 02:57 Amazon
17 Bobby Byrd 02:12 Amazon
18 Bobby Byrd 04:02 Amazon
Bobby Byrd 00:29 Amazon
20 Bobby Byrd 06:08 Amazon
21 Bobby Byrd 03:15 Amazon
22 Bobby Byrd 05:26 Amazon
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