Roy Ayers Biography (Wikipedia)
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.
- The Funk & Soul Years - 1977https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q0w3j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02q0w3j.jpg2015-04-26T10:29:00.000ZCraig takes you back to 1977 in The Funk & Soul Years, with tracks from Candi Staton, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and Roy Ayers.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02q0w40
The Funk & Soul Years - 1977
Roy Ayers Tracks