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Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981) - 2x LP Vinyl


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Roy Ayers
Virgin Ubiquity (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)
12" Vinyl

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2020 repress in a gatefold jacket - The late ‘70s were such a creatively fertile period for Roy Ayers and his associates that many of his finest recordings never made it onto the official releases. Ayers kept the master tapes in storage until Peter Adarkwah of BBE Records in London got wind of them, at which point they were collected on the aptly named Virgin Ubiquity. The songs feature all the different permutations of Roy Ayers’ band, which maintained a core philosophy through shifting rhythm sections and vocalists. The underappreciated Merry Clayton brings a husky edge to “Oh What A Lonely Feeling,” “I Really Love You” and “What’s the T?” her earthy voice contrasting with the liquid textures of Ayers’ arrangement. Carla Vaughn was another of Ayers’ singing vixens, her sensual presence blending seamlessly into “Boogie Down,” “Mystic Voyage” and “Together Forever.” Although performances here rich with detail, it is a pleasure to hear “I Just Wanna Give It Up,” an uncharacteristically spare arrangement that allows us to study the inner dynamics of the Ayers machine.

“Since his 1963 debut, Ayers has worked with everyone from Herbie Mann and Guru to Fela Kuti and Erykah Badu, and his shimmering sound has foreshadowed acid jazz and fueled hip-hop, as well as gracing contemporary R&B.; Though Virgin Ubiquity is billed as a collection of thirteen never-before-released tracks, it’s far more than a mere scrap heap of outtakes, as each of its “from the vault” cuts luxuriate on the comfortable musical bed that Ayers mastered from ’76 through ’81.”
A1Boogie Down
A2What's The T?
A3I Really Love You
B1Oh What A Lonely Feeling
B3Mystery Of Love
C1Green And Gold
C2Brand New Feeling
C3I Did It In Seattle
D1Mystic Voyage (Version)
D2I Just Wanna Give It Up
D3Together Forever
D4I Am Your Mind

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