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 issued 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
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
11814Virgo Vibes (Outside Blues)
11815In The Limelight
11824The Ringer
** also issued on Atlantic SD 1488.

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

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

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

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, vocals; Edwin Birdsong, organ, vocals; 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, vocals #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 issued 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, vocals #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
** reissue of 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, vocals; Harry Whitaker, electric piano, organ, vocals; 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, vocals #7; Victoria Hospedale, Gloria Jones, Carol Smiley, backing vocals; 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, vocals, piano, organ; Harry Whitaker, electric piano, piano; David Barron, Bob Fusco, Billy Nichols, guitar; Clint Houston, Emir Ksasan, bass; Dennis Davis, drums, vocals; 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, backing vocals.
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 issued 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, vocals #1,10; Roy Ayers, vocals #1,3; Denise Bridgewater, vocals #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, vocals, percussion; Harry Whitaker, piano, electric piano, organ; David Johnson, bass; Dennis Davis, drums, percussion; Rufino "Chano" O'Ferrral, congas, bongos, vocals; with special thanks: Denise Bridgewater, vocals; 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, backing vocals; 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, vocals; 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 vocals #2; Roy Ayers, lead vocals #7; Roy Ayers, James "BJ" Boston, Terry Burrell, Monica Burruss, Wayne Garfield, backing vocals.
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, vocals, 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 vocals #1; Roy Ayers, lead vocals #1-3,6,8; Debbie Darby, lead vocals #3; Dee Dee Bridgewater, lead vocals #5; Edwin Birdsong, lead vocals #6,8; Edwin Birdsong, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Debbie Burrell, Terry Burrell, Carolyn Byrd, Debbie Darby, Wayne Garfield, vocals; Roy Ayers, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Debbie Burrell, Terry Burrell, Carolyn Byrd, Wayne Garfield, backing vocals.
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 vocals, ARP synthesizer, electric piano, Clavinet, percussion, backing vocals; P. Craig Turner, ARP programs; Calvin Brown, guitar, vocals; Byron Miller, bass, backing vocals; Ricky Lawson, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, bongos; Willie Michael, percussion; Chicas, lead vocals, backing vocals; Edwin Birdsong, special guest vocals.
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 vocals, electric piano, ARP string ensemble, percussion, backing vocals; 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 vocals; Chicas, lead vocals, backing vocals; 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, backing vocals?.
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 vocals, backing vocals, Deagan vibraharp, piano, electric piano, ARP, Minimoog, percussion; Chicas, lead vocals, backing vocals, 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 vocals, backing vocals #4,11; Janice Fletcher, backing vocals #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 vocals #1,6-8, vocals #2-4,9,10; Dee Dee Bridgewater, lead vocals #1,8, vocals #4,10; Marguerite Arthurton, vocals #2; Steve Cobb, Chano O'Ferral, Philip Woo, vocals #9; Edwin Birdsong, backing vocals #1, vocals #2,4; Ethel West, backing vocals #1,6, vocals #3,9,10; Sylvia Cox, backing vocals #1, vocals #2-4,9,10, lead vocals #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, backing vocals, vocals; Philip Woo, electric piano, vocals, Minimoog; Greg Moore, guitar, vocals, backing vocals, lead vocals; Kerry Turman, bass, vocals, backing vocals; Ricky Lawson, drums, vocals, backing vocals; Chano O'Ferral as Chano Oferral, congas; Jimmy Haslip, lead vocals; Sylvia Cox, lead vocals, backing vocals; 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 vocals; Debbie Burrell, backing vocals.
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 vocals.
Melody Maker
John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Kerry Turman, bass; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, piano; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, backing vocals.
When Is Real Real
Philip Woo, electric piano; Greg Moore, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Rickey Lawson, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, vibes; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, backing vocals.
Sweet Tears
Roy Ayers, vibes, piano, lead vocals; Greg Moore, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Rickey Lawson, drums; Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, lead vocals.
You Came Into My Life
John Mosley, trumpet, backing vocals; Justo Almario, tenor sax, backing vocals; Philip Woo, Minimoog, backing vocals; Greg Moore, guitar, backing vocals; Kerry Turman, bass, backing vocals; Rickey Lawson, drums, backing vocals; Chano O'Ferral, congas, percussion, backing vocals; Roy Ayers, Merry Clayton, Sylvia Cox, lead vocals.
Freaky Deaky
Justo Almario, tenor sax; Philip Woo, piano, backing vocals; Kerry Turman, bass, backing vocals; Rickey Lawson, drums, backing vocals; Chano O'Ferral, congas, backing vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals.
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 vocals, backing vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, backing vocals, 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 vocals, backing vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, backing vocals, electric piano.
I Wanna Touch You Baby
John Mosley, trumpet; Justo Almario, tenor sax; Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocals; Philip Woo, electric piano; James Mason, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Dennis Davis, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, lead vocals.
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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, backing vocals, electric piano; Ethel Beaty, backing vocals; Kermit Moore, strings contractor.
Get On Up, Get On Down
Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocals; Philip Woo, electric piano, String ARP; Chuck Anthony, electric guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Howard King, drums; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, backing vocals.
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 vocals, solo acoustic piano, cowbell; Merry Clayton, Carla Vaughn, backing vocals.
Rhythm
Philip Woo, electric piano; William Allen, bass; Bernard "Pretty" Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, Carla Vaughn, lead vocals, backing vocals; Merry Clayton, backing vocals.
And Don't You Say No
Philip Woo, electric piano; Kerry Turman, bass; John Susswell, drums; Chano O'Ferral, congas, backing vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals; Tony Gooden, backing vocals.
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, vocals; Reggie Ellis, Barry "Bo" Henderson, Greg Matta, Vernell Shaw, Michael Young, backing vocals.
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, backing vocals.
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, vocals; Cheryl Alexander, Saundra "Pan" Alexander, Sylvia St. James, backing vocals.
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, vocals; Nathaniel Phillips, Carla Vaughn, backing vocals.
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, vocals.
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, vocals.
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, backing vocals.
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 vocals, Clavinet, electric piano, handclaps; Carla Vaughn, backing vocals.
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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, backing vocals, cowbell; Ethel Beatty, backing vocals.
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 vocals.
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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, 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 vocals, electric piano, Clavinet; Jim Gilstrap, Carla Vaughn, backing vocals; William Allen, strings arranger.
Fever
William Allen, bass; Howard King, drums; Carla Vaughn, lead vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, 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 vocals, 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 vocals, electric piano, Oberheim, Clavinet, ARP Omni; Chano O'Ferral, Wes Ramseur, lead vocals, handclaps; Mondee Oliver, lead vocals, 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 vocals, vibes, electric piano; Marty Robinson, backing vocals.
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 vocals, acoustic piano, Syndrum; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, backing vocals.
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 vocals, electric piano; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, backing vocals.
Slyde
Roy Ayers, vibes, lead vocals; 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 vocals, vibes; Marty Robinson, backing vocals.
Don't Let Our Love Slip Away
Chuck Anthony, guitar; Kerry Turman, bass; Gene Dunlap, drums; Bernard "Pretty" Purdie, Syndrum; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, electric piano, chimes, handclaps; Debbie Burrell, Teri Burrell, backing vocals.
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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, 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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, ARP Quadra; William Allen, strings arranger.
Betcha Gonna
Chuck Anthony, guitar; William Allen, bass; Bernard Pretty Purdy, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, electric piano, Clavinet; Chris Calloway, Cyndy Prioeau, backing vocals; William Allen, strings arranger.
Believe In Yourself
Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Sylvia Striplin, lead vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, electric piano; William Allen, strings arranger.
Love Fantasy
Chuck Anthony, guitar; Peter Brown, bass; Omar Hakim, drums; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, 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 vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, 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?, vocals?; 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, vocals?.
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?, vocals?; 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, vocals?.: 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?, vocals?; 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, vocals?.: 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 issued on Ichiban Records ICH 1028 entitled "Drive".

1984

Roy Ayers - In The Dark  (Columbia FC 39422)

Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, marimba, lead vocals, 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 Studio, NYC;
Unique Recording, NYC, released 1984
In The Dark
Tom Browne, trumpet; Grover Washington Jr., sax; Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, lead vocals; Jeffrey Johnson, guitar; David Metcen, bass, Linn drum machine; Dwayne Perdue, DMX.
Sexy, Sexy, Sexy
Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, lead vocals, 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 vocals, Linn drum machine; Robert Brookins, Oberheim; Rory Kaplan, Fairlight CMI; Gregory Moore, guitar; Gerald Brown, drums; Stanley Clarke, Linn drum machine; Miki Howard, lead vocals.
Poo Poo La La
Roy Ayers, Deagan Commander II594 vibraharp, marimba, lead vocals; 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 vocals, Deagan vibraharp; frontground vocals: Lynette White Ayers, Carole Robinson, additional vocals; Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocals.
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, backing vocals; David Metcen, bass; Dwayne Perdue, Linn drum machine, Simmons drums; Roy Ayers, Jean Carne, lead vocals; Ivy Ray, backing vocals.
You Might Be Surprised
Philip Field, James Mtume, Joe Norosavage, Dunn Pearson, keyboards; Binkey Brice, guitar; Ed "Tree" Moore, solo guitar; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, Deagan vibraharp; frontground vocals: Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocals.
Night Flyte
Don Blackman, SH-101, synthesizer; Jean Carne, lead vocals; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, KORG synthesizer bass; Dwayne Perdue, rap vocals, 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 vocals, Deagan vibraharp.
For You
Philip Field, James Mtume, Joe Norosavage, Dunn Pearson, keyboards; Binkey Brice, guitar; Roy Ayers, lead vocals, Deagan vibraharp; frontground vocals: B.J. Nelson, lead vocals; Gary "Bone" Cooper, James Mtume, Tawatha, fronting vocals.
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, vocals, vibes; on Hughie Nanton, Tom Roberts, percussion #2; Chandra Currelli, lead vocals #6; William Allen, rap vocals #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 vocals, 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 vocals; Elliott DeJourdan, rap vocals.
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