BOBBI HUMPHREY

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Bobbi Humphrey (born in Marlin, TX) is a jazz flautist whose musical tastes lean toward fusion and smooth jazz-pop.

From the outset of her career, Humphrey was quite popular, winning a large crossover audience with her pop-oriented jazz-fusion. Throughout her career, her popularity exceeded her critical acclaim, but she received high marks for her technique and showmanship. Audiences stayed with Humphrey for decades, buying her records and attending her concerts from the montreux festival to Carnegie Hall.

Dizzy Gillespie saw Humphrey play at a talent contest at Southern Methodist and, impressed with what he had heard, he urged her to pursue a musical career in New York City. She followed through on his advice, getting her first big break performing at the Apollo Theater on amateur night. Shortly afterward, she began playing regularly throughout the city, including a gig with Duke Ellington.

Humphrey signed with Blue Note
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Fancy DancerFancy Dancer
Blue Note 2008
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Blacks And Blues [LP]Blacks And Blues [LP]
Blue Note 2019
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Bobbi Humphrey Live at MontreuxBobbi Humphrey Live at Montreux
Universal Japan 2018
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Slow Jams: On Jazz Tip, Vol. 2Slow Jams: On Jazz Tip, Vol. 2
Capitol 1997
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City BeatCity Beat
Malaco Records 1990
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Blue Break BeatsBlue Break Beats
Blue Note Records 1998
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Tailor MadeTailor Made
Funky Town Grooves 2015
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Dig ThisDig This
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Real Gone Music 2012
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Best Of: Bobbi HumphreyBest Of: Bobbi Humphrey
Blue Note 1992
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BOBBI HUMPHREY Flute-In album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Flute-In
Funk Jazz 1971
BOBBI HUMPHREY Dig This! album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Dig This!
Funk Jazz 1972
BOBBI HUMPHREY Blacks and Blues album cover 4.86 | 5 ratings
Blacks and Blues
Funk Jazz 1974
BOBBI HUMPHREY Satin Doll album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Satin Doll
Funk Jazz 1974
BOBBI HUMPHREY Fancy Dancer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fancy Dancer
Funk Jazz 1975
BOBBI HUMPHREY Tailor Made album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tailor Made
Funk Jazz 1977
BOBBI HUMPHREY Freestyle album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Freestyle
Funk Jazz 1978
BOBBI HUMPHREY The Good Life album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Good Life
RnB 1979
BOBBI HUMPHREY City Beat album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
City Beat
Fusion 1988
BOBBI HUMPHREY Passion Flute album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Passion Flute
Funk Jazz 1994

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BOBBI HUMPHREY live albums

BOBBI HUMPHREY Live in Montreux album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live in Montreux
Funk Jazz 1974

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BOBBI HUMPHREY re-issues & compilations

BOBBI HUMPHREY The Best of Bobbi Humphrey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best of Bobbi Humphrey
Funk Jazz 1992
BOBBI HUMPHREY Blue Breakbeats album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blue Breakbeats
Funk Jazz 1998

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BOBBI HUMPHREY Blacks and Blues

Album · 1974 · Funk Jazz
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If ever there was an album for driving around with the top down on a hot summer night, Blacks and Blues is it. I can see no flaws in the music what so ever, if you take it for what it is, a Contemporary jazz funk album, The music just feels urban, it feels like a party in the heart NYC.

It can not be overlooked the contribution of the Brothers Mizell, Larry and Fonce, with all the compositions and arrangements from the pair, Bobbi Humphrey has a nice voice on flute, obviously this album is a studio creation, with many session players, but unlike The Donald Byrd Mizell brothers produced albums like Black Byrd, Bobbi gets quite a bit of solo space, and the album feels more like hers than some of those other albums did, she really stretches out in the R&B; setting, this music is not really jazz, and that's ok, it's roots are still in the Blues, and any music that is that, is OK by me, The synth work is quite good, and never gets tasteless as some funk can get, but it's not so safe that I would want to fall asleep, Bobbi also sings 2 ballads "Just a Love Child" and "Baby's Gone", her first on record, you would never confuse her for Aretha Franklin, that for sure, but her light voice is a nice rest from the harder groovers.

"Harlem River Drive" and "Chicago Damn" are the ringers on Blacks and Blues, they are easily, "stone funk classics", with fantastic stock back ground singing by the Mizell brothers. The overall mood of the album is just so positive and absorbing, I can't find anything wrong with it.

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snobb wrote:
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Thanks -corrected
leechburton wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It's "Bobbi", not "Bobby"! ;)
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