Roy Ayers

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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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1963 Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers The Jack Wilson Quartet feat. Roy Ayers 2
1963 West Coast Vibes Roy Ayers 2
1967 Virgo Vibes Roy Ayers 2
1968 Stoned Soul Picnic Roy Ayers 3
1969 Daddy Bug Roy Ayers 2
1970 Ubiquity Roy Ayers 2
1978 Let's Do It Roy Ayers 1
1978 Step in to Our Life Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson 1
1978 You Send Me Roy Ayers 2
1979 Fever Roy Ayers 1
1980 Love Fantasy Roy Ayers 1
1980 Music of Many Colors Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Roy Ayers 1
1980 No Stranger to Love Roy Ayers 1
1980 Prime Time Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson 1
1982 Feeling Good Roy Ayers 1
1984 In the Dark Roy Ayers 1
1985 You Might Be Surprised Roy Ayers 1
1988 Drive Roy Ayers 1
1995 Nasté Roy Ayers 1
1998 Spoken Word Roy Ayers 1
2004 Mahogany Vibe Roy Ayers 1
2005 Sunshine Man Roy Ayers 1
2005 Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981 Roy Ayers 1
I'm the One Roy Ayers 1
In the Dark / You Might Be Surprised Roy Ayers 1
Smooth Jazz Roy Ayers 1
Virgin Ubiquity Roy Ayers 1
Virgin Ubiquity Roy Ayers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 A Shining Symbol Compilation Roy Ayers 1
1993 Vibrant: The Very Best Of Roy Ayers Compilation Roy Ayers 1
1995 Evolution: The Polydor Anthology Compilation Roy Ayers 1
1997 The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy Compilation Roy Ayers 1
1999 Juice Compilation Roy Ayers 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roy Ayers Compilation Roy Ayers 1
2002 Essential Vibes Compilation Roy Ayers 1
2003 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Roy Ayers Compilation Roy Ayers 1
2005 The Essential Roy Ayers Compilation Roy Ayers 1
2011 Step Into Our Life & Prime Time Compilation Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson 1
Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology Compilation Roy Ayers 1
The Best of Roy Ayers Compilation Roy Ayers 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Vibesman: Live at Ronnie Scotts Live Roy Ayers 1
Live at Ronnie Scott's Live Roy Ayers 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Virgin Ubiquity Remixed Remix Roy Ayers 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1973 Coffy Soundtrack Roy Ayers 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1982 Fast Money Roy Ayers 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2003 Searching Roy Ayers 1
2003 Baby Doll Roy Ayers 1

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