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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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
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
1981 Africa, Center of the World Roy Ayers 1
1982 Feeling Good Roy Ayers 1
1983 Lots of Love Roy Ayers 1
1984 In the Dark Roy Ayers 2
1985 You Might Be Surprised Roy Ayers 1
1988 Drive Roy Ayers 1
1989 Wake Up Roy Ayers 1
1992 Double Trouble Roy Ayers 1
1995 Nasté Roy Ayers 1
1998 Spoken Word Roy Ayers 1
2003 Virgin Ubiquity 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 2
In the Dark / You Might Be Surprised Roy Ayers 1
Smooth Jazz Roy Ayers 1
Virgin Ubiquity Roy Ayers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 A Shining Symbol Roy Ayers 1
1993 Vibrant: The Very Best Of Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1
1995 Evolution: The Polydor Anthology Roy Ayers 1
1997 The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy Roy Ayers 1
1999 Juice Roy Ayers 1
2000 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1
2002 Essential Vibes Roy Ayers 1
2003 The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1
2005 The Essential Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1
2011 Step Into Our Life & Prime Time Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson 1
2013 Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1
Destination Motherland: The Roy Ayers Anthology Roy Ayers 1
The Best of Roy Ayers Roy Ayers 1

Album + Live

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

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Virgin Ubiquity Remixed Roy Ayers 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1973 Coffy Roy Ayers 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Fast Money Roy Ayers 1
1997 Everybody Loves the Sunshine The Soul Society feat. Roy Ayers 1
2000 I Love to Love Jody Watley feat. Roy Ayers 2
2001 Zeularaé UFP feat. Roy Ayers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Searching Roy Ayers 1
2003 Baby Doll Roy Ayers 1

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