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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine: 40th Anniversary on Limited Edition Colored LP
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One of the most visible and winning jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and ’80s, Roy Ayers’ reputation is now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. Perhaps acid jazz would have emerged even if Ayers had never existed, but it certainly would have sounded different. Scores of DJs, hip-hoppers, acid jazzers, and others have incorporated samples of music created by Ayers into their own work, making his sound an integral part of these emerging musical forms.
Ayers has composed over four hundred works in his forty plus year career, most notably “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” his quintessential classic which anchors this 1976 album of the same name. The rest of the record contains such Ayers evergreens as the burning percussive funk of “It Ain’t Your Sign It’s Your Mind,” the spacey cosmic soul of “the Third Eye,” the bumping rubbery disco in “People and the World,” and closers “Tongue Power” and “Lonesome Cowboy.” This is the40th anniversary of Ayers’s 1976 album Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine, now available on special limited edition colored vinyl.
1. Hey, Uh, What You Say Come On
2. The Golden Rod
3. Keep On Walking
4. You And Me My Love
5. The Third Eye
6. It Ain’t Your Sign It’s Your Mind
7. People And The World
8. Everybody Loves The Sunshine
9. Tongue Power
10. Lonesome Cowboy