The Blackbyrds - Cornbread, Earl and Me
Label: Fantasy – F-9483
Format: Vinyl, LP
Record: VG+ VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++, ringwear, cornerwear, spinewear
Genre: Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style: Jazz-Funk, Funk
A1 Cornbread 3:11
A2 The One-Eye Two-Step 3:19
A3 Mother / Son Theme 1:29
A4 A Heavy Town 2:58
A5 One-Gun Salute 1:59
A6 The Gym Fight 1:52
A7 Riot 3:18
B1 Soulful Source 3:49
B2 Mother / Son Talk 1:05
B3 At The Carnival 2:49
B4 Candy Store Dilemma 1:33
B5 Wilford's Gone 2:20
B6 Mother / Son Bedroom Talk 2:01
B7 Courtroom Emotions 1:46
B8 Cornbread 3:25
Conductor [Orchestra] – Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Engineer – Dave Hassinger, Val Christian Garay
Producer, Composed By – Donald Byrd
Recorded at the Sound Factory, Hollywood. All tracks featured in the film "Cornbread, Earl And Me"
The Blackbyrds provided the soundtrack for the 1975 blaxploitation film Cornbread, Earl and Me, which featured the movie debut of Larry Fishburne. Composed entirely by Donald Byrd, it's serviceable, routine soul-jazz background film music, varying between funk/jazz/rock vamps (such as the Sly Stone-styled instrumental workout "The One-Eye Two-Step"), snazzy jazzy bits for action scenes, and sentimental orchestrated interludes.
There are also occasional vocal numbers in a pedestrian mid-'70s soul/jazz/rock mode, such as the "Cornbread" theme. It's an incidental addition to the Blackbyrds catalog.
The ghostface song on ironman album called black jesus sampled the tune on here called Riot.
CORNBREAD EARL & ME