Roy Ayers Catalog

1963 (age 23)

Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes  (United Artists UAL 3325)

Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax #1-4; Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Bill Plummer, bass; Tony Bazley, drums.

Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 1963

1.Sound And Sense
2.Reggie Of Chester
3.Ricardo's Dilemma
4.Out Of Sight
5.Young And Foolish

Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Vic Gaskin, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.

Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 1963

Days Of Wine And Roses
It Could Happen To You
Donna Lee
Romeo
Well You Needn't

** also released on United Artists UAS 6325.

1967

Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes  (Atlantic LP 1488)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Harold Land, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibraharp; Jack Wilson, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Donald Bailey, drums.

Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1967

11530Virgo Vibes
11531Glow Flower

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibraharp; Herbie Hancock as Ronnie Clark, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, March 6, 1967

11813Ayerloom
11815In The Limelight
11824The Ringer

** also released on Atlantic SD 1488.

Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug & Friends  (Atlantic SD 1692)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibraharp; Herbie Hancock as Ronnie Clark, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.: same session.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, March 6, 1967

11814Virgo Vibes (Outside Blues)

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Mickey Roker as Mickey Rocca, drums.

A&R Studios, NYC, May 12, 1969;
additional recording: A&R Studios, NYC, May 16, 1969;
additional recording: A&R Studios, NYC, July 21, 1969

16993Native Dancer

Roy Ayers, vibes; Barry Beckett, keyboards; Eddie Hinton, guitar; David Hood, bass; Roger Hawkins, drums; + overdubs: Pat Rebillot, Mellotron; Armen Halburian, percussion.

Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL, December 11, 1969;
additional recording: unknown location, May 11, 1976

32508Slow Motion

1968

Roy Ayers - Stoned Soul Picnic  (Atlantic SD 1514)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet, flugelhorn; Hubert Laws, flute; Gary Bartz, alto sax; Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Miroslav Vitous, bass #1-4; Ron Carter, bass #5,6; Grady Tate, drums.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, June 20, 1968

1. 14721Stoned Soul Picnic
2. 14722Lil's Paradise
3. 14723What The People Say
4. 14724Wave
5. 14725For Once In My Life
6. 14726A Rose For Cindy

1969

Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug  (Atlantic SD 1538)

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; + overdubs: Hubert Laws, flute, bass flute; George Marge, Romeo Penque, soprano sax, bass clarinet; Jerome Richardson, woodwinds director; William Fischer, arranger.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, March 11, 1969;
additional recording: A&R Studios, NYC, July 21, 1969

16510Look To The Sky
16511I Love You Michelle
16512This Guy's In Love With You

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Mickey Roker as Mickey Rocca, drums; + overdubs: Alfred Brown, Kermit Moore, George Ricci, cello #1,3,4; Gene Orloff, string director #1,3,4; + overdubs: Hubert Laws, flute, bass flute #2,4; George Marge, Romeo Penque, soprano sax, bass clarinet #2,4; Jerome Richardson, woodwinds director #2,4; William Fischer, arranger.

A&R Studios, NYC, May 12, 1969;
additional recording: A&R Studios, NYC, May 16, 1969;
additional recording: A&R Studios, NYC, July 21, 1969

1. 16990Shadows
2. 16991Daddy Bug
3. 16992Bonita
4. 16995It Could Only Happen With You

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.

Atlantic Studios, NYC, August 13, 1969

17781Emmie

Herbie Mann Presents Roy Ayers Quartet - Unchain My Heart  (Nippon Columbia (J) YS-2276-AX)

Roy Ayers, vibes; Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Miroslav Vitous, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.

Nippon Columbia's Studio, Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 1969

Unchain My Heart
Comin' Home Baby
A Man And A Woman
Scarborough Fair
If I Were A Carpenter
All Blues

1970 (age 30)

Roy Ayers - Ubiquity  (Polydor 24-4049)

Roy Ayers, vibes, vocal; Edwin Birdsong, organ, vocal; Harry Whitaker, electric piano #1-3,5,6,8; Bill Henderson, electric piano #4,7; Richie Resnicoff, guitar; John Williams, electric bass; Alphonzo Mouzon, drums; Jumma Santos, congas.

A&R Studios, NYC;
Mayfair Studios, NYC, released 1970

1.Pretty Brown Skin
2.Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
3.I Can't Help Myself
4.Love
5.The Fuzz
6.Hummin'
7.Can You Dig It
8.Painted Desert

1971

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival  (Polydor (J) MP 2310)

Roy Ayers, vibes, percussion; Harry Whitaker, electric piano; Clint Houston, bass; David Lee Jr., drums, percussion; on Roy Ayers, Harry Whitaker, vocal #3.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, June 20, 1971

1.Daddy Bug
2.In A Silent Way
3.Move To Groove
4.Your Cup Of Tea

** also released on Polydor (J) LEX-9376; Verve 531 641-2.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival  (Verve 531 641-2)

Roy Ayers, vibes, percussion; Harry Whitaker, electric piano; Clint Houston, bass; David Lee Jr., drums, percussion; on Roy Ayers, vocal #4.

"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, June 20, 1971

1.Ayes Monologue
2.Thoughts
3.Sketches In Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, And White
4.He Gives Us All His Love
5.Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

** originally released on Polydor (J) MP 2310 + 5 bonus tracks.

1972

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming  (Polydor PD 5022)

Sonny Fortune, soprano sax, flute; Roy Ayers, vibes, organ, vocal; Harry Whitaker, electric piano, organ, vocal; Samuel Brown, guitar #1-5,7-9; Bob Fusco, guitar #6; John Williams, bass #1-5,7-9; Ron Carter, bass #6; David Lee Jr., drums; Billy Cobham, drums, percussion; Jumma Santos, congas; Sandy Hewitt, vocal #7; Victoria Hospedale, Gloria Jones, Carol Smiley, background vocal; Selwart Clarke, strings.

Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, released 1972

1.He's A Superstar
2.He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
3.Ain't Got Time
4.I Don't Know How To Love Him
5.He's Coming
6.We Live In Brooklyn Baby
7.Sweet Butterfly Of Love
8.Sweet Tears
9.Fire Weaver

1973

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Red Black And Green  (Polydor PD 5045)

Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Sonny Fortune, soprano sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, vocal, piano, organ; Harry Whitaker, electric piano, piano; David Barron, Bob Fusco, Billy Nichols, guitar; Clint Houston, Emir Ksasan, bass; Dennis Davis, drums, vocal; Daniel Benzebulon, Billy King, congas, percussion; + Strings: Alfred Brown, Emanuel Brown, Charlie McCracken, Kermit Moore, strings; Selwart Clarke, conductor; Gene Orloff, strings section leader; William S. Fischer, string arranger, orchestrator; + Background vocal: Wayne Garfield, Victoria Haspedale, Claudia Moore, Tamara Richardson, Laverne Seabrook, Carol Smiley, background vocal.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1973

Ain't No Sunshine
Henceforth
Day Dreaming
Red Black And Green
Cocoa Butter
Rhythms Of Your Mind
Papa Was A Rolling Stone

** also released on Polydor PD-1-6078.

Roy Ayers - Coffy (Soundtrack)  (Polydor PD 5048)

Roy Ayers, vibes, orchestrator, arranger, composer, musical conductor; Harry Whitaker, electric piano, organ, harpsichord, piano, orchestrator; Billy Nichols, Bob Rose, guitar; Richard Davis, electric, acoustic bass; Dennis Davis, drums; William King, congas, bongos, percussion; + Brass: Cecil V. Bridgewater, Jon Faddis, trumpet, flugelhorn; Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown, trombone; + Strings: Peter Dimitriades, Harry Lookofsky, Irving Spice, Emanuel Vardi, strings; + Vocal: Wayne Garfield, vocal #1,10; Roy Ayers, vocal #1,3; Denise Bridgewater, vocal #1,7.

Sound Ideas Studios, NYC, released 1973

1.Coffy Is The Color
2.Pricilla's Theme
3.King George
4.Aragon
5.Coffy Sauna
6.King's Last Ride
7.Coffy Baby
8.Brawling Broads
9.Escape
10.Shinning Symbol
11.Exotic Dance
12.Making Love
13.Vittroni's Theme-King Is Dead
14.End Of Sugarman

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red  (Polydor PD 6016)

Roy Ayers, vibes, organ, vocal, percussion; Harry Whitaker, piano, electric piano, organ; David Johnson, bass; Dennis Davis, drums, percussion; Rufino "Chano" O'Ferrral, congas, bongos, vocal; with special thanks: Denise Bridgewater, vocal; Cicle Bridgewater, Jimmie Owens, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Arthur Clark, baritone sax; Will Hawes, Dennis Heaven, guitar; Adrian Dey, Stephen Sadiz Shbazzberrios, percussion; Argerie Ayers, Denise Bridgewater, Leslie Carter, Willie Michael, background vocal; with Seldon Powell, baritone sax; Jerry Friedman, electric sitar; Gordon Edwards, bass.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1973;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, recorded July, 1973

Brother Louie
Virgo Red
I Am Your Mind
The Morning After
Love From The Sun
It's So Sweet
Giving Love
Des Nude Soul

1974

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Change Up The Groove  (Polydor PD 6032)

George Braith, soprano sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, vocal; Leon Pendarvis, Harry Whitaker, piano, Clavinet, electric piano; Pat Rebillot, synthesizer, ARP; Calvin Brown, solo guitar; Jerry Friedman, Gil Silva, rhythm guitar; Wilbur Bascomb, bass; Wilby Fletcher, Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion; Wayne Garfield, lead vocal #2; Roy Ayers, lead vocal #7; Roy Ayers, James "BJ" Boston, Terry Burrell, Monica Burruss, Wayne Garfield, background vocal.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1974

1.Change Up The Groove
2.Sensitize
3.Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
4.Mash Theme
5.Fikisha (To Help Someone To Arrive)
6.Feel Like Makin' Love
7.When Is Real, Real
8.The Boogie Back

1975

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - A Tear To A Smile  (Polydor PD 6046)

Jon Faddis, Jimmy Owens, trumpet; Richard Clay, Alexander Foster, soprano sax; Seldon Powell, tenor sax; Babe Clark, baritone sax; Roy Ayers, piano, vibes, vocal, organ, ARP; Onaje Allan Gumbs, Ron Moseley, Harry Whitaker, electric piano; Carl Clay, electric piano #1; Calvin Brown, Jerry Friedman, guitar; William Allen, bass, ARP; Dennis Davis, Bernard Purdy, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion; Wayne Garfield, lead vocal #1; Roy Ayers, lead vocal #1-3,6,8; Debbie Darby, lead vocal #3; Dee Dee Bridgewater, lead vocal #5; Edwin Birdsong, lead vocal #6,8; Edwin Birdsong, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Debbie Burrell, Terry Burrell, Carolyn Byrd, Debbie Darby, Wayne Garfield, vocal; Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Debbie Burrell, Terry Burrell, Carolyn Byrd, Wayne Garfield, background vocal.

UNCG School Of Music, Greensboro, NC, released 1975

1.2000 Black
2.Magic Lady
3.Show Us A Feeling
4.Ebony Blaze
5.Time And Space
6.No Question
7.The Way Of The World
8.The Old One Two (Move To Groove)
9.Miles (Love's Silent Dawn)
10.A Tear To A Smile

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Mystic Voyage  (Polydor PD 6057)

Joe Brazil, soprano sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal, ARP synthesizer, electric piano, Clavinet, percussion, background vocal; P. Craig Turner, ARP programs; Calvin Brown, guitar, vocal; Byron Miller, bass, background vocal; Ricky Lawson, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, bongos; Willie Michael, percussion; Chicas, lead vocal, background vocal; Edwin Birdsong, special guest vocal.

Kaye-Smith/Van Ackeren Studios, Seattle, WA;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1975

Brother Green (The Disco King)
Mystic Voyage
A Wee Bit
Take All The Time You Need
Evolution
Life Is Just A Moment Part 1
Life Is Just A Moment Part 2
Funky Motion
Spirit Of Doo Doo
The Black Five

1976

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine  (Polydor PD-1-6070)

Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal, electric piano, ARP string ensemble, percussion, background vocal; Philip Woo, piano, electric piano, ARP string ensemble; Ronald "Head" Drayton, guitar; John "Shaun" Solomon, electric bass; Doug Rhodes, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion, lead vocal; Chicas, lead vocal, background vocal; with special thanks to: Lew Soloff, trumpet?; Justo Almario, tenor sax?; Greg Phillinganes, electric piano?; Calvin Brown, guitar?; William Allen, Byron Miller, bass?; Dennis Davis, Ricky Lawson, drums?; Wayne Garfield, Diana Hayes, Edna Holt, background vocal?.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, released 1976

Hey Uh-What You Say Come On
The Golden Rod
Keep On Walking
You And Me My Love
The Third Eye
It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind
People And The World
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
Tongue Power
Lonesome Cowboy

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Vibrations  (Polydor PD-1-6091)

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Philip Woo, piano, electric piano, ARP, Minimoog, harmonica; Calvin Banks, guitar; William Allen, bass; Steve Cobb, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, background vocal, Deagan vibraharp, piano, electric piano, ARP, Minimoog, percussion; Chicas, lead vocal, background vocal, percussion; with Lew Soloff, trumpet #9; Greg Phillinganes, electric piano, string ensemble #9; Edwin Birdsong, string ensemble #4; Chuck Anthony, guitar #5,8; Ronald Drayton, guitar #9; Byron Miller, bass #9; Dennis Davis, drums #2,5,8; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums #3,11; Marvin Sparks, drums #4,6,10; Ricky Lawson, drums #9; Edwin Birdsong, very special guest lead vocal, background vocal #4,11; Janice Fletcher, background vocal #6.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Paragon Studios, Chicago, IL;
Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA, released 1976

1.Domelo (Give It To Me)
2.Baby I Need Your Love
3.Higher
4.The Memory
5.Come Out And Play
6.Better Days
7.Searching
8.One Sweet Love To Remember
9.Vibrations
10.Moving, Grooving
11.Baby You Give Me A Feeling

1977

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline  (Polydor PD-1-6108)

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, electric piano, ARP piano, Deagan vibraharp; Edwin Birdsong, piano; Philip Woo, piano, electric piano, String ARP, Moog; Chuck Anthony, Calvin Banks, Glenn Jeffrey, James Mason, guitar; William Allen, bass; Steve Cobb, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion; + Vocals: Roy Ayers, lead vocal #1,6-8, vocal #2-4,9,10; Dee Dee Bridgewater, lead vocal #1,8, vocal #4,10; Marguerite Arthurton, vocal #2; Steve Cobb, Chano O'Ferral, Philip Woo, vocal #9; Edwin Birdsong, background vocal #1, vocal #2,4; Ethel West, background vocal #1,6, vocal #3,9,10; Sylvia Cox, background vocal #1, vocal #2-4,9,10, lead vocal #6,7.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, released 1977

1.This Side Of Sunshine
2.Running Away
3.Gotta Find A Lover
4.I Still Love You
5.Lifeline
6.Cincinnati Growl
7.Fruit
8.Sanctified Feeling
9.Stranded In The Jungle
10.Together

1978

Roy Ayers Presents Ubiquity - Starbooty  (Elektra 6E-120)

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax, background vocal, vocal; Philip Woo, electric piano, vocal, Minimoog; Greg Moore, guitar, vocal, background vocal, lead vocal; Kerry Turman, bass, vocal, background vocal; Ricky Lawson, drums, vocal, background vocal; Chano O'Ferral as Chano Oferral, congas; Jimmy Haslip, lead vocal; Sylvia Cox, lead vocal, background vocal; Roy Ayers, producer.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA;
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, released 1978

Starbooty
Simple And Sweet
Spread It
The Five Flies
Midnight After Dark
Love Is Love
Can You Be Yourself
If You Wanna See The Sunshine

Roy Ayers - Let's Do It  (Polydor PD-1-6126)

Justo Almario, tenor sax; Harry Whitaker, piano, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard Pretty Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal; Debbie Burrell, background vocal.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA, released 1978

Let's Do It

Armen Donelian, piano, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard Pretty Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal.

Melody Maker

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Kerry Turman, bass; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, piano; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, background vocal.

When Is Real Real

Philip Woo, electric piano; Greg Moore, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Rickey Lawson, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, vibes; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, background vocal.

Sweet Tears

Roy Ayers, vibes, piano, lead vocal; Greg Moore, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Rickey Lawson, drums; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, lead vocal.

You Came Into My Life

John Mosley, trumpet, background vocal; Justo Almario, tenor sax, background vocal; Philip Woo, Minimoog, background vocal; Greg Moore, guitar, background vocal; Kerry Turman, bass, background vocal; Rickey Lawson, drums, background vocal; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion, background vocal; Roy Ayers, Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, lead vocal.

Freaky Deaky

Justo Almario, tenor sax; Philip Woo, piano, background vocal; Kerry Turman, bass, background vocal; Rickey Lawson, drums, background vocal; Chano O'Ferral, congas, background vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal.

Kiss

Roy Ayers - You Send Me  (Polydor PD-1-6159)

Philip Woo, electric piano; William Allen, bass; J.T. Lewis, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Carla Vaughn, lead vocal, background vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, background vocal, electric piano; Kermit Moore, strings contractor.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1978

You Send Me

Philip Woo, Minimoog; William Allen, bass; Jose Ortiz, drums; Carla Vaughn, lead vocal, background vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, background vocal, electric piano.

I Wanna Touch You Baby

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal; Philip Woo, electric piano; James Mason, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Dennis Davis, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, lead vocal.

Can't You See Me

Harry Whitaker, piano; Chuck Anthony, electric guitar; William Allen, bass; Steve Cobb, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Bruce Fisher, Stanley Richardson, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, background vocal, electric piano; Ethel Beaty, background vocal; Kermit Moore, strings contractor.

Get On Up, Get On Down

Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal; Philip Woo, electric piano, String ARP; Chuck Anthony, electric guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Howard King, drums; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, background vocal.

Everytime I See You

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Philip Woo, electric piano; Kerry Turman, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, solo acoustic piano, cowbell; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, background vocal.

Rhythm

Philip Woo, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, Carla Vaughn, lead vocal, background vocal; Merry Clayton, background vocal.

And Don't You Say No

Philip Woo, electric piano; Kerry Turman, bass; John Susswell, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, background vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal; Tony Gooden, background vocal.

It Ain't Your Sign, It's Your Mind

Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson - Step In To Our Life  (Polydor PD-1-6179)

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Darryl "Sugar Bear" Moore, guitar; Ed Reddick, bass; James Gadson, drums; Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort, percussion; Roy Ayers, Vernell Shaw, vocal; Reggie Ellis, Barry "Bo" Henderson, Greg Matta, Vernell Shaw, Michael Young, background vocal.

Automated Sound Studios, NYC;
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Oceanway Studio, Santa Monica, CA, released 1978

Heat Of The Beat

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Darryl "Sugar Bear" Moore, guitar; Ed Reddick, bass; James Gadson, drums; Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort, percussion; Reggie Ellis, Greg Matta, background vocal.

For Real

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Richard Flowers, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes; Ed Reddick, bass; James Gadson, drums; Roy Ayers, Richard Flowers, vocal; Cheryl Alexander, Saundra "Pan" Alexander, Sylvia St. James, background vocal.

Give It To Me

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, acoustic piano, vibes; with Chuck Anthony, guitar; William Allen, Nathaniel Phillips, bass; Dennis Davis, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson, Nathaniel Phillips, percussion; Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson, vocal; Nathaniel Phillips, Carla Vaughn, background vocal.

Ooh Baby

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Bobby Lyle, piano; Nathaniel Phillips, bass; Bruce Carter, drums.

Step In To Our Life

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Armand Donelian, electric piano, piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard Purdy, drums; Judi Brown, Jim Gilstrap, Stephanie Sprewell, Carla Vaughn, vocal.

Lovers Should Always Be Together

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, electric piano, vibes; with Armand Donelian, acoustic piano; Phillip Woo, Oberheim; Chuck Anthony, guitar; Nathaniel Phillips, bass; Bruce Carter, Bernard Purdy, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Judi Brown, Jim Gilstrap, Stephanie Sprewell, Carla Vaughn, vocal.

No Deposit No Return

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Johnny Reason, guitar; Nathaniel Phillips, bass; Bruce Carter, drums; Judi Brown, Jim Gilstrap, Stephanie Sprewell, Carla Vaughn, background vocal.

Take Your Funky Mind To The Disco

Wayne Henderson, trombone; Roy Ayers, vibes; with Bobby Lyle, piano; Nathaniel Phillips, bass; Bruce Carter, drums.

Swarte

1979

Roy Ayers - Fever  (Polydor PD-1-6204)

Chuck Anthony, guitar; William Allen, bass, handclaps; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, Clavinet, electric piano, handclaps; Carla Vaughn, background vocal.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA;
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC, released 1979

Love Will Bring Us Back Together

Dick Griffin, trombone; Phillip Woo, String ARP, electric piano, Oberheim; George Baker, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Chano O'Ferral, percussion; Carla Vaughn, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, background vocal, cowbell; Ethel Beatty, background vocal.

Simple And Sweet

Onaje Allan Gumbs, electric piano, String ARP, Oberheim; George Baker, guitar; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, Carla Vaughn, lead vocal.

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Harold Land, electric piano; Chuck Anthony, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Wayne Garfield, Kathleen Jackson, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, String ARP.

I Wanna Feel It (I Wanna Dance)

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Gene Dunlap, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, Clavinet; Jim Gilstrap, Carla Vaughn, background vocal; William Allen, strings arranger.

Fever

William Allen, bass; Howard King, drums; Carla Vaughn, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, vibes, electric piano, Clavinet.

Is It Too Late To Try

Sinclair Acey, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Harold Land, electric, acoustic piano; Greg Moore, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Gene Dunlap, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, vibes.

If You Love Me

Justo Almario, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, electric piano, ARP Omni; Chuck Anthony, guitar; Neal Jason, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums.

Leo

Roy Ayers - No Stranger To Love  (Polydor PD-1-6246)

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Gene Dunlap, drums; William Allen, Daryel Oliver, handclaps; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, Oberheim, Clavinet, ARP Omni; Chano O'Ferral, Wes Ramseur, lead vocal, handclaps; Mondee Oliver, lead vocal, scat.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Automated Sound Studios, NYC;
Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA, released 1979

Don't Stop The Feeling

Chuck Anthony, guitar; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, vibes, electric piano; Marty Robinson, background vocal.

What You Won't Do For Love

Onaje Allen Gumbs, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, acoustic piano, Syndrum; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, background vocal.

Shack Up, Pack Up, It's Up (When I'm Gone)

Philip Woo, Oberheim; Rick Zinnager, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Dennis Davis, drums; Dennis Armstead, Carl Clay, Chano O'Ferral, Daryel Oliver, handclaps; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, background vocal.

Slyde

Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal; Armend Deneleon, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums.

No Stranger To Love; Want You

Armend Deneleon, electric piano; Philip Woo, Oberheim; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, vibes; Marty Robinson, background vocal.

Don't Let Our Love Slip Away

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Gene Dunlap, drums; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Syndrum; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, chimes, handclaps; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, background vocal.

Don't Hide Your Love

1980 (age 40)

Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson - Prime Time  (Polydor PD-1-6276)

Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson, producer, arranger.

released 1980

You Make Me Feel Like (Rockin' With Ya)
Thank You Thank You
Weekend Lover
Tell Me What You Want
Can You Dance
It Ain't Your Sign, It's Your Mind
Have Your Way
Million Dollar Baby (Feel So Real)

Roy Ayers - Love Fantasy  (Polydor PD-1-6301)

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Sylvia Striplin, Dyan Venter, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano; William Allen, strings arranger.

Electric Lady Studios, NYC;
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC, released 1980

Rock You Roll

Peter Brown, bass; Quinten Dennard, drums; Dyan Venter, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, ARP Quadra; William Allen, strings arranger.

Betcha Gonna

Chuck Anthony, guitar; William Allen, bass; Bernard Pretty Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, Clavinet; Chris Calloway, Cyndy Prioeau, background vocal; William Allen, strings arranger.

Believe In Yourself

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Sylvia Striplin, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano; William Allen, strings arranger.

Love Fantasy

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, Oberheim; William Allen, strings arranger.

"Sigh" (Feel The Vibration)

Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Chano O'Ferral, Wes Ramseur, Sylvia Striplin, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, electric piano, handclaps; William Allen, strings arranger.

Baby Bubba

1981

Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World  (Polydor PD-1-6327)

William Allen, Roy Ayers, James Bedford, producer, arranger.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Artisian Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, released 1981

Africa, Center Of The World
Intro; The River Niger
I'll Just Keep Trying
Destination Motherland
The Third Eye
Intro; Land Of Fruit And Honey
Intro; Mo Nise Si E (I Love You)
There's A Master Plan

1982

Roy Ayers - Feeling Good  (Polydor PD-1-6348)

Roy Ayers, producer, arranger.

released 1982

Fire Up The Funk
Let's Stay Together
Ooh
Our Time Is Coming
Turn Me Loose
Knock, Knock
Stairway To The Stars
Feeling Good

1983

Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations  (Uno Melodic Records (E) UM LP1)

Musicians: Roy Ayers, vibes?, vocal?; Jaymz Bedford, Jorge Dalto, Brian Jackson, Harold Land Jr., Lesette Wilson, piano?; Chuck Anthony, guitar?; William Allen, Peter Brown, Kerry Turman, bass?; Steve Cobb, Qunitin Dennard, Omar Hakim, drums?; Mtume Ayers, Larry Burford, unknown instruments; Danny Madden, Travis Milner, Carla Vaughn, Terri Wells, vocal?.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1983

Chicago
Lots Of Love
Keep On Movin'
Silver Vibrations
Smiling With Our Eyes
D.C. City
Good Good Music

Roy Ayers - Drivin' On Up  (Uno Melodic Records (E) UM LP2)

Musicians: Roy Ayers, vibes?, vocal?; Jaymz Bedford, Jorge Dalto, Brian Jackson, Harold Land Jr., Lesette Wilson, piano?; Chuck Anthony, guitar?; William Allen, Peter Brown, Kerry Turman, bass?; Steve Cobb, Qunitin Dennard, Omar Hakim, drums?; Mtume Ayers, Larry Burford, unknown instruments; Danny Madden, Travis Milner, Carla Vaughn, Terri Wells, vocal?.: same session.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1983

Drive
Everybody
And Then We Were One
Black Family
Chicago

Roy Ayers - Lots Of Love  (Uno Melodic Records UM-8002)

Musicians: Roy Ayers, vibes?, vocal?; Jaymz Bedford, Jorge Dalto, Brian Jackson, Harold Land Jr., Lesette Wilson, piano?; Chuck Anthony, guitar?; William Allen, Peter Brown, Kerry Turman, bass?; Steve Cobb, Qunitin Dennard, Omar Hakim, drums?; Mtume Ayers, Larry Burford, unknown instruments; Danny Madden, Travis Milner, Carla Vaughn, Terri Wells, vocal?.: same session.

Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Electric Lady Studios, NYC, released 1983

Black Family
Fast Money
Lots Of Love
Everybody
D.C. City
Drive
And Then We Were One
Chicago

** also released on Ichiban Records ICH 1028 as Drive.

1984

Roy Ayers - In The Dark  (Columbia FC 39422)

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, marimba, lead vocal, Linn drum machine; Robert Brookins, Oberheim; Rory Kaplan, Fairlight CMI; Paul Jackson, guitar; Gerald Brown, drums; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine.

Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA;
Eurosound Studios, NYC;
Unique Recording, NYC, released 1984

In The Dark

Tom Browne, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., sax; Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, lead vocal; Jeffrey Johnson, guitar; David Metcen, bass, Linn drum machine; Dwayne Perdue, DMX.

Sexy, Sexy, Sexy

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, lead vocal, Linn drum machine, Yamaha DX7; Robert Brookins, Oberheim; Rory Kaplan, Fairlight CMI; Paul Jackson, guitar; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine, Yamaha DX7, Fairlight CMI.

I Can't Help It

Grover Washington Jr., sax; Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp; William Allen, Yamaha DX7, E-mu 4000 Digital Keyboard, Linn drum machine, Oberheim bass; Dwayne Perdue, drums.

Compadre

Tom Browne, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., sax; Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, Linn drum machine, DMX; Kris Kellow, Oberheim; Jeffrey Johnson, guitar; David Metcen, bass; Dwayne Perdue, cymbals; Paulinho Da Costa, percussion.

Goree Island

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, rap & lead vocal, Linn drum machine; Robert Brookins, Oberheim; Rory Kaplan, Fairlight CMI; Gregory Moore, guitar; Gerald Brown, drums; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine; Miki Howard, lead vocal.

Poo Poo La La

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, marimba, lead vocal; James Bedford, Minimoog, Yamaha DX7, Linn drum machine; Robert Brookins, Oberheim; Rory Kaplan, Fairlight CMI; Paul Jackson, Gregory Moore, guitar; Gerald Brown, drums; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine.

Blast The Box

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, Linn drum machine; Russell Ferrante, Oberheim; Gerald Brown, drums; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine.

Love Is In The Feel

1985

Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised  (Columbia FC 40022)

Philip Field, James Mtume, Joe Norosavage, Dunn Pearson, keyboards; Binkey Brice, guitar; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, Deagan vibraharp; + Frontground vocals: Lynette White Ayers, Carole Robinson, additional vocal; Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocal.

Celestial Sound Studios, NYC;
Mediasound, NYC;
All Star Sound Studio, Bloomfield, NJ, released 1985

Hot

+ Frontground vocals: Ivy Ray, computer voice; The Tawatha Choir; replaces Lynette White Ayers, Robinson.

Programmed For Love

Branford Marsalis, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, Deagan vibraharp, DX7, piano; Jeff Johnson, guitar; David Metcen, KORG bass; Dwayne Perdue, Yamaha drum machine, Simmons drums; Canuke Bernard, percussion.

"Virgo"

Don Blackman, SH-101, Fender Rhodes electric piano, background vocal; David Metcen, bass; Dwayne Perdue, Linn drum machine, Simmons drums; Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, lead vocal; Ivy Ray, background vocal.

You Might Be Surprised

Philip Field, James Mtume, Joe Norosavage, Dunn Pearson, keyboards; Binkey Brice, guitar; Ed "Tree" Moore, solo guitar; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, Deagan vibraharp; + Frontground vocals: Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocal.

Night Flyte

Don Blackman, SH-101, synthesizer; Jean Carne, lead vocal; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, KORG synthesizer bass; Dwayne Perdue, rap vocal, LinnDrum, Simmons drums.

Can I See You

Branford Marsalis, soprano sax; Dave Robbins, KORG synthesizer, Drumulator drum machine; David Metcen, bass; Dwayne Perdue, Simmons drums; Canuke Bernard, percussion; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, Deagan vibraharp.

For You

Philip Field, James Mtume, Joe Norosavage, Dunn Pearson, keyboards; Binkey Brice, guitar; Roy Ayers, lead vocal, Deagan vibraharp; + Frontground vocals: B.J. Nelson, lead vocal; Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocal.

Slip N' Slide

1987

Roy Ayers - I'm The One (For Your Love Tonight)  (Columbia FC 40423)

Bill Saxon, tenor sax; David Metcen, OB-X, DX7, bass, Linn 9000 drum machine; William Allen, DX7, OB-X, keyboards; James Bedford, DX7, OB-X, Linn 9000 drum machine; David Robbins, DX7, Matrix-6, keyboards, OB-X, KORG; Jeff Johnson, guitar; Dennis Davis, Linn 9000 drum machine; Roy Ayers, vocal, vibes; on Hughie Nanton, Tom Roberts, percussion #2; Chandra Currelli, lead vocal #6; William Allen, rap vocal #9.

Evergreen Recording Studios, NYC, released 1987

1.I'm The One
2.Don't You Ever Turn Away
3.Blue Summer
4.I Once Had Your Love (And I Can't Let Go)
5.I Really Wanna Be With You
6.Let Me Love You
7.Marlon
8.Word
9.Crack Attack

1989

Roy Ayers - Wake Up  (Ichiban Records ICH 1040)

Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocal, DX7, OB-X, Linn drum machine; B.K., keyboards; Harry Whitaker, DX7, OB-X, keyboards; William Allen, DX7, DX7II FD, Roland D-50, OB-X; Chuck Anthony, lead guitar; David Metcen, electric bass; Dennis Davis, Linn drum machine; Kendall Brown, percussion; Tania Canada, lead vocal; Elliott DeJourdan, rap vocal.

Evergreen Recording Studios, NYC, released 1989

Midnight After Dark
Suave
Sweet Talk
Spirit Of Dodo '89
Crack Is In The Mirror
You've Got The Power
Mystic Vibrations