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Roy Ayers Ubiquity|Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Reissue)

Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Reissue)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity

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Roy Ayers's had long made his shift into R&B/soul by 1976's Everybody Loves the Sunshine. His recordings of this period can be very hit and miss, and in this particular record, you get both. The title track, "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," is a quintessential song from the mid-'70s. While it might not have slammed the charts like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," it's still a revered classic. It evokes that feeling of sweltering concrete in Brooklyn where the only relief is the local fire hydrant. Entirely sung by a choir repeating the same lines throughout, the rhythm section rolls along with a perfectly looped laid-back groove. It moves along lazily, hypnotically, and sluggishly as the sun slows things down to the right speed and "folks get down in the sunshine." The rest of the album contains Ayers classics such as the burning percussive funk of "It Ain't AYour Sign It's Your Mind," the spacey cosmic soul of "the Third Eye," the bumping rubbery disco in "People and the World," and the two horn-scorched closers "Tongue Power," and "Lonesome Cowboy."

© Sam Samuelson /TiVo

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1
Hey, Uh, What You Say Come On
00:03:45

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
The Golden Rod
00:03:03

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Keep On Walking
00:03:45

Gino Vannelli, ComposerLyricist - Roy Ayers, Producer - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
You And Me My Love
00:03:11

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
The Third Eye
00:06:21

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind
00:03:28

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
People And The World
00:04:48

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

8
Everybody Loves The Sunshine
00:03:59

Roy Ayers, Producer, Vocals, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.

9
Tongue Power
00:03:01

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

10
Lonesome Cowboy
00:04:03

Roy Ayers, Producer, ComposerLyricist - James Green, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roy Ayers Ubiquity, MainArtist - Chano O'Ferral, Conga, AssociatedPerformer - PHILIP WOO, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Maurice Green, Producer - Doug Rhodes, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Ronald "Head" Drayton, Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John "Shaun" Solomon, Electric Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1976 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Album review

Roy Ayers's had long made his shift into R&B/soul by 1976's Everybody Loves the Sunshine. His recordings of this period can be very hit and miss, and in this particular record, you get both. The title track, "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," is a quintessential song from the mid-'70s. While it might not have slammed the charts like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," it's still a revered classic. It evokes that feeling of sweltering concrete in Brooklyn where the only relief is the local fire hydrant. Entirely sung by a choir repeating the same lines throughout, the rhythm section rolls along with a perfectly looped laid-back groove. It moves along lazily, hypnotically, and sluggishly as the sun slows things down to the right speed and "folks get down in the sunshine." The rest of the album contains Ayers classics such as the burning percussive funk of "It Ain't AYour Sign It's Your Mind," the spacey cosmic soul of "the Third Eye," the bumping rubbery disco in "People and the World," and the two horn-scorched closers "Tongue Power," and "Lonesome Cowboy."

© Sam Samuelson /TiVo

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