Roy Ayers Discography

1963 (age 23)

Roy Ayers Quintet

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 SenseUnited Artists UAL 3325
2.Reggie Of Chester-
3.Ricardo's Dilemma-
4.Out Of Sight-
5.Young And Foolish-
* United Artists UAL 3325, UAS 6325   Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes

Roy Ayers Quartet

Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Vic Gaskin, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.
Western Recorders, Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 1963
Days Of Wine And RosesUnited Artists UAL 3325
It Could Happen To You-
Donna Lee-
Romeo-
Well You Needn't-
* United Artists UAL 3325, UAS 6325   Roy Ayers - West Coast Vibes

1967

Roy Ayers Sextet

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 (Outside Blues)unissued
11531Glow FlowerAtlantic LP 1488
11532Mineroydunissued
11533No. 7-
* Atlantic LP 1488, SD 1488   Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes

Roy Ayers Sextet

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
11813AyerloomAtlantic LP 1488
11814Virgo Vibes (Outside Blues)Atlantic LP 1488, SD 1692
11815In The Limelight-
11824The RingerAtlantic LP 1488
* Atlantic LP 1488, SD 1488   Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes
* Atlantic SD 1692   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug And Friends

1968

Roy Ayers Septet

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 PicnicAtlantic SD 1514
2. 14722Lil's Paradise-
3. 14723What The People Say-
4. 14724Wave-
5. 14725For Once In My Life-
6. 14726A Rose For Cindy-
* Atlantic SD 1514   Roy Ayers - Stoned Soul Picnic

1969

Roy Ayers Quartet + Overdubs

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 SkyAtlantic SD 1538
16511I Love You MichelleAtlantic SD 1538, SD 1692
16512This Guy's In Love With YouAtlantic SD 1538
* Atlantic SD 1538   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug
* Atlantic SD 1692   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug And Friends

Roy Ayers Quartet + Overdubs

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Mickey Roker as Mickey Rocca, drums; + overdubs: Alfred Brown, Kermit Moore, George Ricci, cello #1,3,6; Gene Orloff, string director #1,3,6; + overdubs: Hubert Laws, flute, bass flute #2,6; George Marge, Romeo Penque, soprano sax, bass clarinet #2,6; Jerome Richardson, woodwinds director #2,6; William Fischer, arranger #1-3,6.
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. 16990ShadowsAtlantic SD 1538
2. 16991Daddy BugAtlantic SD 1538, SD 1692
3. 16992Bonita-
4. 16993Native DancerAtlantic SD 1692
5. 16994Top Of Old Smokeyunissued
6. 16995It Could Only Happen With YouAtlantic SD 1538
* Atlantic SD 1538   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug
* Atlantic SD 1692   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug And Friends

Roy Ayers Quartet

Roy Ayers, vibes; Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Miroslav Vitous, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.
Nippon Columbia's Studio, Tokyo, Japan, July 6, 1969
Unchain My HeartNippon Columbia (J) 45-PX-2008-AX, YS-2276-AX
Comin' Home Baby-
A Man And A Woman-
Scarborough Fair-
If I Were A CarpenterNippon Columbia (J) 45-PX-2009-AX, YS-2276-AX
All Blues-
* Nippon Columbia (J) YS-2276-AX   Herbie Mann Presents Roy Ayers Quartet - Unchain My Heart
* Nippon Columbia (J) 45-PX-2008-AX; Denon (J) YX-7403-ND   Herbie Mann Presents Roy Ayers Quartet-1 - Comin' Home Baby
* Nippon Columbia (J) 45-PX-2009-AX; Denon (J) YX-7404-ND   Herbie Mann Presents Roy Ayers Quartet-2 - All Blues

Roy Ayers Quintet

Roy Ayers, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Sonny Sharrock, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Bruno Carr, drums.
Atlantic Studios, NYC, August 13, 1969
17780Daddy Bugunissued
17781EmmieAtlantic SD 1538
* Atlantic SD 1538   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug

Roy Ayers Quintet + Overdubs

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 MotionAtlantic SD 1692
* Atlantic SD 1692   Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug And Friends

1970 (age 30)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 SkinPolydor 24-4049
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-
* Polydor 24-4049   Roy Ayers - Ubiquity

1971

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

Roy Ayers, vibes, percussion; Harry Whitaker, electric piano; Clint Houston, bass; David Lee Jr., drums, percussion; on Harry Whitaker, vocals #3; Roy Ayers, vocals #3,7.
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", Switzerland, June 20, 1971
1.Daddy BugPolydor (J) MP 2310
2.In A Silent Way-
3.Move To Groove-
4.Ayes MonologueVerve 531 641-2
5.Thoughts-
6.Sketches In Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, And White-
7.He Gives Us All His Love-
8.Your Cup Of TeaPolydor (J) MP 2310
9.Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My HeadVerve 531 641-2
* Polydor (J) MP 2310, (J) LEX-9376; Verve 531 641-2   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival

1972

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 SuperstarPolydor PD 5022
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-
* Polydor PD 5022   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming

1973

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 SunshinePolydor PD 5045
Henceforth-
Day Dreaming-
Red Black And Green-
Cocoa Butter-
Rhythms Of Your Mind-
Papa Was A Rolling Stone-
* Polydor PD 5045, PD-1-6078   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Red Black And Green

Roy Ayers

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

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 LouiePolydor PD 6016
Virgo Red-
I Am Your Mind-
The Morning After-
Love From The Sun-
It's So Sweet-
Giving Love-
Des Nude Soul-
* Polydor PD 6016   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Virgo Red

1974

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 GroovePolydor PD 6032
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-
* Polydor PD 6032   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Change Up The Groove

1975

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 BlackPolydor PD 6046
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-
* Polydor PD 6046   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - A Tear To A Smile

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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)Polydor PD 6057
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-
* Polydor PD 6057   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Mystic Voyage

1976

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 OnPolydor PD-1-6070
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6070   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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

1977

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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 SunshinePolydor PD-1-6108
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6108   Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Lifeline

1978

Roy Ayers Presents Ubiquity

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
StarbootyElektra 6E-120
Simple And Sweet-
Spread It-
The Five Flies-
Midnight After Dark-
Love Is Love-
Can You Be Yourself-
If You Wanna See The Sunshine-
* Elektra 6E-120   Roy Ayers Presents Ubiquity - Starbooty

Roy Ayers

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 ItPolydor PD-1-6126
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6126   Roy Ayers - Let's Do It

Roy Ayers

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 MePolydor PD-1-6159
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6159   Roy Ayers - You Send Me

Roy Ayers And Wayne Henderson

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 BeatPolydor 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; 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-
* Polydor PD-1-6179   Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson - Step In To Our Life

1979

Roy Ayers

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 TogetherPolydor PD-1-6204
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6204   Roy Ayers - Fever

Roy Ayers

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 FeelingPolydor PD-1-6246
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6246   Roy Ayers - No Stranger To Love

1980 (age 40)

Roy Ayers And Wayne Henderson

Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson, producer, arranger.
released 1980
You Make Me Feel Like (Rockin' With Ya)Polydor PD-1-6276
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)-
* Polydor PD-1-6276   Roy Ayers, Wayne Henderson - Prime Time

Roy Ayers

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 RollPolydor PD-1-6301
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6301   Roy Ayers - Love Fantasy

1981

Roy Ayers

William Allen, Roy Ayers, James Bedford, producer, arranger.
Sigma Sound Studios, NYC;
Artisian Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, released 1981
Africa, Center Of The WorldPolydor PD-1-6327
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-
* Polydor PD-1-6327   Roy Ayers - Africa, Center Of The World

1982

Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers, producer, arranger.
released 1982
Fire Up The FunkPolydor PD-1-6348
Let's Stay Together-
Ooh-
Our Time Is Coming-
Turn Me Loose-
Knock, Knock-
Stairway To The Stars-
Feeling Good-
* Polydor PD-1-6348   Roy Ayers - Feeling Good

1983

Roy Ayers

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
ChicagoUno Melodic Records (E) UM LP1
Lots Of Love-
Keep On Movin'-
Silver Vibrations-
Smiling With Our Eyes-
D.C. City-
Good Good Music-
same session.
DriveUno Melodic Records (E) UM LP2
Everybody-
And Then We Were One-
Black Family-
Chicago-
same session.
Black FamilyUno Melodic Records UM-8002
Fast Money-
Lots Of Love-
Everybody-
D.C. City-
Drive-
And Then We Were One-
Chicago-
* Uno Melodic Records UM-8002   Roy Ayers - Lots Of Love
= Ichiban Records ICH 1028   Roy Ayers - Drive
* Uno Melodic Records (E) UM LP1   Roy Ayers - Silver Vibrations
* Uno Melodic Records (E) UM LP2   Roy Ayers - Drivin' On Up

1984

Roy Ayers

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 DarkColumbia FC 39422
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-
* Columbia FC 39422   Roy Ayers - In The Dark

1985

Roy Ayers

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
HotColumbia FC 40022
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-
* Columbia FC 40022   Roy Ayers - You Might Be Surprised

1987

Roy Ayers

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

1989

Roy Ayers

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 DarkIchiban Records ICH 1040
Suave-
Sweet Talk-
Spirit Of Dodo '89-
Crack Is In The Mirror-
You've Got The Power-
Mystic Vibrations-
* Ichiban Records ICH 1040   Roy Ayers - Wake Up