'Nard

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'Nard
Nard 1981.jpg
Studio album by Bernard Wright
Released 1981
Recorded 1980
Studio A&R Studios, New York City, New York
Genre
Label GRP Records
Producer Dave Grusin & Larry Rosen
Bernard Wright chronology
'Nard
(1981)
Funky Beat
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

'Nard is the debut album from American funk keyboardist Bernard Wright. Released in 1981 when Wright was only 18 years old, the album reached number 7 on the Jazz Albums chart in the US.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Haboglabotribin"Don Blackman4:22
2."Firebolt Hustle"
  • Harold Grate
  • Henry Grate
4:11
3."Music is the Key"
4:20
4."Spinnin'"Al Flythe5:33
5."Just Chillin' Out"
4:35
6."Bread Sandwiches"
  • Wright
  • Steve Teele
  • Denzel Miller
3:52
7."Master Rocker"
  • Wright
  • Irvine
  • Ronnie Miller
4:56
8."We're Just the Band"Henry Grate3:03
9."Solar"Miles Davis7:20

Personnel[edit]

Band

  • Bobby Broom – guitars
  • Kevin Oliver – guitars
  • Ronald Miller – guitars
  • Don Blackman – piano
  • Barry "Sonjon" Johnson – bass guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Steve Teele – bass guitar
  • Buddy Williams – drums
  • Charley Drayton – drums
  • Dennis Chambers – drums
  • Howard Grate – drums
  • Al "Wink" Flythe – drums
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett – percussion
  • Jimmy Owens – horn arrangements
  • Desirè White – backing vocals
  • Luther Vandross – backing vocals
  • Patti Austin – backing vocals
  • Sheri Snyder – backing vocals

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 116
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 23
Billboard Top Jazz Albums [2] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US
Dance
1982 "Just Chillin' Out" 85

In popular culture[edit]

The song "Haboglabotribin" is featured in Grand Theft Auto V on the radio station Space 103.2.

Samples[edit]

Yo Yo featuring Ice Cube sampled "Master Rocker" on their song "The Bonnie and Clyde Theme" on their album You Better Ask Somebody in 1993, and Skee-Lo sampled "Spinnin'" on his song "I wish" on his album I Wish in 1995. Snoop Doggy Dogg also sampled "Haboglabotribin" on the track "Gz & Hustlas" on the 1993 "Doggystyle" album. Seagram also sampled "Haboglabotribin" on his song "The Town" on his 1994 album Reality Check.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Bernard Wright: Nard > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 02 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Brick US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  3. ^ "Brick US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

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