Roy Ayers
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1940-09-10
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Roy Ayers

Biography

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 ...

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Biography

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 Tracks

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We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
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We Live In Brooklyn, Baby
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Running Away (Glastonbury 2015)
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Running Away (Glastonbury 2015)
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Demo Version)
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Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Demo Version)
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Sugar [The Reflex Revision]
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Sugar [The Reflex Revision]
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Chicago (Prince Language Edit)
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Chicago (Prince Language Edit)
Carl Clay & Roy Ayers
King George
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King George
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Reaching for the Highest Pleasure
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Reaching for the Highest Pleasure
Tyler, the Creator
Find Your Wings
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Find Your Wings
Fela Kuti
Africa - Centre of the World
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Africa - Centre of the World
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Upcoming Events

28
May
Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith
O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

Past BBC Events

2015 Glastonbury
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2015-06-26T17:57:27
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2015 Glastonbury

2015 Glastonbury

26 June 2015


Roy Ayers Biography

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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