Roy Ayers Biography (Wikipedia)
Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer, vibraphone player, and music producer. 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, and has been dubbed "The Godfather of Neo Soul". He is best known for his compositions "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "Searchin", and "Running Away". At one time, he was said to have 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.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02q0w40
The Funk & Soul Years - 1977
Roy Ayers Tracks