'Nard

'Nard
Nard 1981.jpg
Studio album by
Released1981
Recorded1980
StudioA&R Studios, New York City, New York
Genre
LabelGRP Records
ProducerDave 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[]

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[]

Band

Charts[]

Weekly charts[]

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

Singles[]

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

In popular culture[]

The song "Haboglabotribin" is featured in Grand Theft Auto V on the radio station Space 103.2. The song is also featured in the trailer for the Enhanced Edition of the game, which was shown during Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event.

Samples[]

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[]

  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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