Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk, and has been dubbed by many as "The Godfather of Neo Soul". He is most well known for his signature compositions "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" and "Searchin". and is also famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.
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- Roy Ayers - Archive interview with Gilles Petersonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cfc6x.jpg2012-02-29T00:00:53ZRecorded in 2004, funk pioneer Roy Ayers speaks to Gilles Peterson about his musical work in the 1970s.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/clips#p00pl224Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 12 mins
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