1978 Donald Byrd – Thank You For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)

Thank You…For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life) is an album by trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring compositions by The Blackbyrds which was released on the Elektra label in 1978. The album marked a distinct movement away from jazz toward more rhythm and blues and disco influences.


1  Thank You For Funking Up My Life (Kevin Toney, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 4:16
2  Sunning In Your Loveshine (Orville Saunders, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 5:42
3  Your Love Is My Ecstasy (Wah Wah Watson, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 5:03
4  Loving You (Joe Hall) 4:46
5  Have You Heard The News? (Wah Wah Watson, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 4:42
6  In Love With Love (Wah Wah Watson, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 4:43
7  Cristo Redentor (Duke Pearson) 4:45
8  Close You Eyes And Look Within (Orville Saunders, Art Posey, Josef Powell) 5:12



BassEd Watkins
DrumsAnthony Cox
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarRick Littlefield
PianoGreg Phillinganes
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsArt Posey
Background VocalsJohn Lehman
Background VocalsJosef Powell
Background VocalsLisa Roberts
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
Background VocalsRalph Turnbough
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
Background VocalsSyreeta Wright

Other Musicians

1 Thank You For Funking Up My Life

VocalsArt Posey

2 Sunning In Your Loveshine

VocalsSyreeta Wright

3 Your Love Is My Ecstasy

VocalsArt Posey

4 Loving You

VocalsJim Gilstrap

6 In Love With Love

VocalsArt Posey
VocalsMaxine Anderson

Liner Notes

Producer – Donald Byrd
Executive-Producer – Donald Byrd
Arranged By – Wade Marcus
Concertmaster (Concert Master) – Sidney Sharp
Conductor (Conducted By) – Wade Marcus
Contractor (Contractor For Musicians) – George Bohanon
Contractor (Contractor For Singers) – Jim Gilstrap
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Joe Romersa
Engineer (Assistant Remix Engineer) – Serge Reyes
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Jim Nipar, Serge Reyes
Engineer (Remix Engineer) – Jim Nipar
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Arranged By (Vocal Arrangements By) – Donald Byrd
Art Direction – Johnny Lee, Ron Coro
Artwork (Collage) – Romare Bearden
Design – Mary Francis
Photography By – Beverly Parker

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Published By – Blackbyrd Music
Published By – Art & Josef Music Pub. Co.
Published By – D.B. Music
Published By – Wahwatson Music
Published By – Gailantcy Music
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab