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  Roy Ayers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940, Los Angeles) is a funk, soul and jazz vibraphone player.
Often called the "Godfather of Acid Jazz" because of his popularity in England in the '80s, Roy Ayers may be best known for his song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", the title track to his 1976 effort which has been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists.
Roy Ayers recorded and toured with Fela Kuti in the 1970s.
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 Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers was during the 1960s one of the most prominent and leading jazz vibraphone players in America.
Roy E. Ayers was born on October 9, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA.
Roy Ayers is still very active as a musician and as a producer and during the summer of 1999 he released his latest album titled, Juice.
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 Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers is one of the premier vibraphonists of our time and has revolutionized the instrument.
Ayers may have revolutionized the vibraphone, but Lionel Hampton is responsible for providing the foundations of the instrument.
Ayers seems to be proud of his efforts and his has no problem displaying his enthusiasm: "It is the best acid jazz album out yet.
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 Roy Ayers (1940 - )
Roy Ayers was born on September 10, 1940 in Los Angeles and he started out in 1963 as a vibe player with jazz artist Herbie Mann.
In the late nineties, Jazz-funk icon Roy Ayers lays down his funk spirit in the form of deep house records, for example : the recent release with Scott Grooves on which Lonnie Liston Smith's classic 'Expansions' is reconstructed, or his deep-house version of 'Sweet Tears' he made for Louie Vega.
Ayers matches her step for gun-totin' step with crisp, percolating drum lines; colorful ripples of electric piano; and his signature, lissome vibe work.
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 Freestyle Roots: Roy Ayers
And, okay : Roy might have never stopped searching for more creativity during recording or live performing - his lyrics were, well, cheesy : 'Doo-bee-doo, run-run-run' or 'I want to kiss you on your Poo Poo La La', let alone the imitation of a bunch of wild chimps on 'Freaky Deaky - Fonky Donkey'.
Today, Roy lays down his funk spirit in the form of deep house records, for example : the recent release with Scott Grooves on which Lonnie Liston Smith's classic 'Expansions' is reconstructed, or his deep-house version of 'Sweet Tears' he made for Louie Vega.
Roy Ayers is a living legend, not a living fossile.
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 Deep Groove Encyclopedia - Roy Ayers
Once dismissed by narrow minded scribes who couldn't relate to Roy's fusion of jazz with soul and dance flavors, he is now the undisputed Godfather of acid-jazz and has been a source of inspiration for the likes of Masters at Work, Guru, Mary J Blige, Groove Collective and dozens of others.
Ayers was born in September 1940 in Los Angeles.
It's interesting to note that Roy was focusing on developing female talent as Sylvia Striplin, Ethel Beatty, Eighties Ladies, and Bobbi Humphrey dominate the proceedings "Remember to Remember" from Rick Holmes proves Ayers still had conscious vibes on his mind.
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 Roy Ayers : Oldies.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist, Ayers reached the peak of his commercial popularity during the mid-70s and early 80s, crossing over into the mainstream charts.
Ayers played piano as a child and took an interest in the vibes after meeting Lionel Hampton.
Ayers' first album under his own name was West Coast Vibes on United Artists Records, a 1963 recording session which featured Amy...
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 BBC - Blues, Soul & Reggae Review - Roy Ayers, Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology
Roy Ayers at the London Jazz Festival 2002
Roy Ayers has been a figurehead to many musical camps over the years - as a straight ahead jazzing sideman to Herbie Mann in the 60s - through to being the much sampled supplier of hip hop breaks and hero to the Rare Groove generation.
I am an avid 40 something Ayers fanatic,I have every conceivable Roy Ayers album, this is a suberb example of Roy's talent,everything is here, a perfect addition to a music collection.
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 Amazon.com: Mahogany Vibe: Music: Roy Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With the January 2004 release of Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981, Roy Ayer’s loyal and deserving fans were treated to a selection of unreleased gems.
Roy’s career maintains a timeless momentum; in the studio, on the stage, in the US or abroad, for Hip Hop and Jazz heads alike, for your mother and daughter, for slow dancing and serious funk aficionados, Roy’s vibes are forever.
Roy Ayers has put out a nice and mellow cd.Ms Badu adds just enough flavor that it is very nice.
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 Roy Ayers - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
It is a perfect reflection both of Roy's prolific musicianship and of his huge adaptability and influence.
It also joins Roy himself in a celebration of the many directions in which his sound has travelled in recent years, especially through new Ayers-sampled productions which are constantly turning fresh listeners on to Roy's early classics.
As well as the matchless vibe and soul of Roy's music, it's this open-mindedness and eagerness to explore new boundaries which is driving the BBE remix project forward.
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 VH1.com : Roy Ayers : Biography
A tune like 1972's "Move to Groove" by the Roy Ayers Ubiquity has a crackling backbeat that serves as the prototype for the shuffling hip-hop groove that became, shall we say, ubiquitous on acid jazz records; and his relaxed 1976 song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" has been frequently sampled.
Though Ayers' pop records were commercially successful, with several charted singles on the R&B charts for Polydor and Columbia, they became increasingly, perhaps correspondingly, devoid of musical interest.
As the merger of hip-hop and jazz took hold in the early '90s, Ayers made a guest appearance on Guru's seminal Jazzmatazz album in 1993 and played at New York clubs with Guru and Donald Byrd.
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 Roy Ayers : Stoned Soul Picnic - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Stoned Soul Picnic dates from the earlier part of Roy Ayers' career as a leader, before he delved heavily into R&B and funk fusions and instead concentrated more on soul-jazz grooves.
Ayers leads a septet including such big names as pianist Herbie Hancock, altoist Gary Bartz, bassist Ron Carter, and flutist Hubert Laws.
The Laura Nyro-penned title track foreshadows Ayers' later forays beyond the boundaries of pure jazz, and the group keeps the groove percolating nicely throughout, making Stoned Soul Picnic one of Ayers' better jazz-oriented outings.
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 Roy Ayers | Stoned Soul Picnic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stoned Soul Picnic is vibraphonist Roy Ayers' third and probably best solo album, made in 1968 while he was still a part of Herbie Mann's group.
Ayers stands clearly in the shadow of Bobby Hutcherson on this primarily modally-oriented date, sounding nothing like the groove-meister he would become known as later in the 1970s.
Tolliver seems to tear apart the constraints of these duds (although “Picnic” is beyond hope) by dramatically slowing down the melodies, providing Ayers the time and space to set the mood (Tolliver correctly recognizes Ayers's strengths with ballads) and punctuating with nicely considered horn statements in between.
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 ♫ Crazy Beat Records -Roy Ayers
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 Roy Ayers Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jazz great Roy Ayers has been in music scene for over 40 years.
Ayers has also influenced and worked with many artist in today’s music scene including The Roots, Mary J. Blige, and Erykah Badu.
Ayers is accompanied by long time collaborators such as bassists William Allen, drummer Steve Cobb and vocalists Merry Clayton and Carla Vaughn.
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Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940, Los Angeles) is a funk, soul and jazz vibraphone player and a living legend..
At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of mallets, wich led to the vibraphone being his trade mark sound for decades.
Often called the "Godfather of Acid Jazz" because of his popularity in England in the 80's, Roy Ayers may be best known for his song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" which has been sampled by numerous hip-hop artists.
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 JAZZ HOUSE record label. ROY AYERS, THE JAZZHEARTS, GARETH WILLIAMS. Ronnie Scott`s Jazz Club London.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
News of recordings by Roy Ayers, Gareth Williams and the Jazzhearts led by Louise Elliott.
Roy Ayers returns to the Ronnie Scott’s bandstand for three weeks commencing 15th March, bringing more of his own brand of exciting ‘jazz-soul-funk-rap-r&b’.
Roy Ayers never fails to deliver in person or on record.
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 PopMatters Music Interview | Ubiquity Still Virgin After All These Years: An Interview with Roy Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roy Ayers is a musician, composer, producer, writer, singer.
From there, Ayers formed his groundbreaking Ubiquity in 1970, which strove to combine elements of jazz, funk and pop into music for the masses.
They write words and in my case they say that Roy Ayers music is the best music for their words and I'm very thankful for that.
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 Amazon.com: Roy Ayers: Live - Brewhouse Jazz: DVD: Susanne Utzon,Jan Monrad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Popular jazz vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers and his band play a hot concert at the Brewhouse Theatre in Tauton, England.
I've always felt that Roy Ayers is a true entertainer in more ways than one.
Roy's band is good although somehow I feel he needs to improve his repertoire which is now a little dated.
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 roy ayers
This is prime disco funk with a classy jazz kick and even better considering it's been kept under wrap's for the last 25 years.
Not in the case of Roy Ayers, master arranger, vocalist and of course vibraphonist behind a massive back catalogue of gems not forgetting his input to the Nu Yorican Soul album.
Holding the dubious title as one of "the most sampled artists in the world...!", Roy Ayers is due some upfront love from a whole generation of beat mongers.
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 Rapster Records     .     Mahogany Vibe - Roy Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roy Ayers -:- Tarzan / Funk in the hole (Virgin Ubiquity Remixed EP2)
Master vibraphonist, band leader and influencer, Roy Ayers is the quintessential artist.
With the January 2004 release of ‘Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981”, Roy’s loyal and deserving fans were treated to a selection of unreleased gems.
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 Rapster Records     .     Virgin Ubiquity II - Roy Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Roys’ vault having been opened to label boss BBE Peter Adarkwah has offered up a second albums’ worth of previously unreleased precious gems, ‘Virgin Ubiquity II’.
Over a year has been spent carefully restoring a huge quantity of 2inch reels and after an agonising process of elimination the tracks before you were delivered to Jamie Staub who lovingly mixed each retrieved master, giving a lush warmth to the finished album, rarely heard in the modern era.
Roy Ayers has influenced the music of now.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
OK, I'm biased I suppose, I really like the whole Jazz Funk thing and Roy Ayers really was/is one of the innovators....
The tracks on this album do not disappoint, I threw the CD into the player and was immediately hit with Boogie Down....
roy ayres is often overlooked in my opinion.
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 Roy Ayers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perhaps the track which most crossed over to the disco scene was "Heat of the beat".
Roy also produced the Elektra disco band Ubiquity and started his own Uno-melodic record label in 1980.
Roy's enduring success was proved during the 1980's when 1970's classics such as "Love will bring us back together" found dancefloor success again on the rare-groove scene.
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 bbe : Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers :-: Sugar - Joey Negro Re-mixes
Roy Ayers has continued to write, produce and be
Roy Ayers: “I think music all the time.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Roy Ayers - The Collection: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Collection is a collaboration of some of Roy's smoothest sounds and gives further credence to the immense talent that he has and continues to exhilarate.
This is a great and varied collection of Roy Ayers classics.
The music, also, doesn't appear at all dated; it sounds as fresh now as it did in the 70s, making this the essential best of Roy Ayers collection.
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 bbe : Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976 — 1981
Roy Ayers :-: Virgin Ubiquity: Unreleased Recordings 1976 - 1981
Roy Ayers :-: The Remixes EP2: Tarzan / Funk In The Hole
Thanks to everyone who supported the first Virgin Ubiquity, hope you Roy Ayers fans will appreciate Virgin Ubiquity II even more as it took a lot of hard work and time to materialise...
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 Charles Tolliver
After a few years of college majoring in pharmacy at Howard University, and formulating his trumpet style, Charles began his professional career with the saxophone giant Jackie Mclean.
Making his recording debut with McLean on Blue Note Records in 1964, Charles has since recorded and/or performed with such renowned artists as Roy Haynes, Horace Silver, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Booker Ervin, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Oliver Nelson, Roy Ayers, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and Max Roach.
In 1968 Charles Tolliver was voted as the Downbeat Critic's Choice for the Trumpet category.
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