Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine 1976 (Super Deluxe Edition 2016)

Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves the Sunshine 1976 (Super Deluxe Edition 2016)
Label: U-5 | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 49:21 min | 117 mb
Soul, Funk, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

By 1976, vibraphone legend Roy Ayers and his group Ubiquity’s music had become dirtier, funkier, and more repetitive. Yet it was still in turns mellow and soothing. The outfit were square pegs that refused to fit in any holes that suggested straightforward jazz, soul or disco. Unbelievably, Everybody Loves the Sunshine was Roy Ayers’ 14th album, but it was the one that really struck a chord in the UK. Much of this was to do with its title-track, a woozy, off-kilter tribute to the summer. Piano dribbles out over lazy ARP synthesiser flourishes. As the tempo seems as enervated as the sweltering day the song describes, Ubiquity’s massed vocals joyously state the obvious: “Folks get down in the sunshine / Folks get brown in the sunshine / Everybody loves the sunshine.” Few records make you feel so pleasantly exhausted. The more conventional ballad Keep on Walking follows a similar groove; it can be seen as a direct influence on British funk ensembles such as Light of the World.
Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised (1985) Expanded Edition, Remastered 2012

Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised (1985) Expanded Edition, Remastered 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 433 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soul-Jazz, Funk, R&B | Label: Funky Town Grooves/Sony | # FTG 282, 88691970822 | Time: 01:09:28

When You Might Be Surprised came out in 1985, Roy Ayers wasn't having as many hits as he had enjoyed in the late '70s. Ayers knew that if he didn't want to be accused of sounding dated, he needed to appeal to the urban contemporary tastes of 1985, so on this album he manages to update his approach without being untrue to himself. The production (some of it by James Mtume, some of it by Ayers himself) is high-tech and hip-hop influenced synthesizers and drum machines are prominent, and there are few horns and no strings. But Ayers still sounds distinctive on material that ranges from the clever single Programmed for Love and the funky Can I See You to the playful title song (a duet with singer Jean Carn).
Roy Ayers - Good Vibrations (Live at Ronne Scott's Club) (1993) {RSJH}

Roy Ayers - Good Vibrations (Live at Ronne Scott's Club) (1993) {RSJH}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 487MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 188MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Jazz, Jazz-Funk

In May 1990 Roy Ayers made his firsl appearance al Ronnie Scott's club in London's Frith Street, and a very sucessful debut it was. The sound of his band on that two week stay can be heard on JHCD 013 "Searchin", which was one of the first releases on the Ronnie Scott's Jazz House label in May 1991. At the beginning of the 90's Roy was, and indeed still is, a heavily featured artist in London's jazz dance clubs, where his own 'classics' from the 70's and 80's are constantly on the turntables as well as his earlier recordings being sampled on releases by a number of other artists.

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Aug. 29, 2016
Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)

Roy Ayers ‎- Nasté (1995)
Jazz, Funk/Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Artwork-300dpi (PNG) | 62:54 Min | 548,65 Mb
Label: Groovetown/BMG Music (EC) | Released: 1995, May, 23

Here is a great soulful funky album with Roy Ayers from the mid 90's, and he have a special guest invited to these sessions too, I'm talking of the fantastic James Moody that play some soprano sax, even if Harold Paris Robinson is the mayor sax player on the album, yeah everyone that like soul gonna enjoy this album too a lot, and it is fantastic to hear that Roy Ayers really could make some great music in the 90's too when a lot of 60's and 70's musicians really trap themself in the 90's machinery, yeah listen to this album and you'll understand what I mean with great soul of the 90's. The nasté ending on No More Trouble should be that way so it ain't nothing wrong with the file at all.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 39:42 minutes | 1,63 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Roy Ayers has a unique claim to fame as attracting a huge number of hip hop, rap, and R&B artists to sample his work. This album's title track has been used by a long list of celebrity artists, including Mary J. Blige, Common, and Mos Def. The album peaked at #51 on the US Top 200 Billboards.
Roy Ayers - I'm The One (For Your Love Tonight) (1987) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Roy Ayers - I'm The One (For Your Love Tonight) (1987) [2011, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE + LOG + Full Scans-300dpi (JPEG) | 49:19 Min | 345,69 Mb
Label: Soul Music.com Records (UK) | Released: 2011, November, 22

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1987 album from the Jazz/Funk pioneer. I'm the One (For Your Love Tonight) was his final set for Columbia Records. Unlike it's predecessors for the label, Roy produced the album himself working with his then-bassist David Metcen who co-produced and contributed five songs to the nine-track set. Other Ayers' band members playing on the album included William Allen and Dennis Davis with long-time friend James Bedford contributing his songwriting talents on three songs.
Roy Ayers - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roy Ayers (2000)

Roy Ayers - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roy Ayers (2000)
Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, RnB | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43 min | 104 MB
Label: Polydor / Universal | Rel: 2000

Regardless of what kind of song he was playing, Roy Ayers was always seductive. While the jazz establishment initially derided his fusion of jazz, funk, and disco, Ayers’ innovations were ratified by hip-hop culture, which adopted him as a hero in the '90s. He was on a creative hot streak for almost 10 years, which makes a 10-track distillation of his work difficult. However, 20th Century Masters offers a concise summation of the man’s designs, which are as fun and entrancing now as when they were released. “Running Away” confirms Ayers’ disco genius; few songs in the genre are as multidimensional or as musical. “We Live in Brooklyn, Baby” is an elegant storm cloud of a song, the most influential of all Ayers’ ghetto messages.
Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan 24-bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 226 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".

Roy Ayers - Live At Ronny Scott's (2002)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 14, 2010
Roy Ayers - Live At Ronny Scott's (2002)

Roy Ayers - Live At Ronny Scott's (2002)
DVD-A | Image, ISO + Ini | Audio: DVD-Audio - MLP 5.1, 24 bit/96 kHz; DVD-Video - DD 5.1, 448 Kbps
Covers Included | ~ 3,22 Gb | FileServe, Uploaded | 3% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul | Label: Silverline | Catalog#: 288112-9 | USA

Not Watermarked!

Captured back in 1988 within the intimate setting of London's legendary West End jazz haunt, Ronnie Scott's in Soho, ROY AYERS delivers his unique fusion of funk, jazz and soul - topped by his trademark jazz vibe playing. The album includes infectious reworkings of such club classics as 'Running Away', 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine', and 'Can't You See Me'.

Roy Ayers ‎- Vibrant: The Very Best Of (1993)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 30, 2016
Roy Ayers ‎- Vibrant: The Very Best Of (1993)

Roy Ayers ‎- Vibrant: The Very Best Of (1993)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73:18 min | 168 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk | Label: Connoisseur Collection

Once 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 s now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. 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.