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Artist: Roy Ayers
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Product Details:

Format: CD
Sku: 60319741
UPC: 090431627327
UPC 14: 00090431627327
Release Date: 9/15/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Daddy Bug ~ Roy Ayers
2. Bonita ~ Roy Ayers
3. This Guy's In Love With You ~ Roy Ayers
4. I Love You Michelle ~ Roy Ayers
5. Shadows ~ Roy Ayers
6. Emmie ~ Roy Ayers
7. Look To The Sky ~ Roy Ayers
8. It Could Only Happen With You ~ Roy Ayers
9. Ringer, The ~ Roy Ayers
10. Ayerloom ~ Roy Ayers
11. In The Limelight ~ Roy Ayers
12. Virgo Vibes ~ Roy Ayers
13. Glow Flower ~ Roy Ayers
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 2 LPs on 1 CD: DADDY BUG (1969)/VIRGO VIBES (1967).
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Leonard Feather.
Muze PNote DADDY BUG:
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Herbie Hancock (piano); Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Buster Williams, Ron Carter (bass); Mickey Rocca, Freddie Waits, Bruno Carr (drums).
Muze PNote Originally released on Atlantic (1538).
Muze PNote VIRGO VIBES:
Muze PNote Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Joe Henderson, Harold Land (tenor saxophone); Charles Toliver (trumpet); Ronnie Clark, Jack Wilson (piano); Reggie Workman, Buster Williams (bass); Bruno Carr, Donald Bailey (drums).
Muze PNote Originally released on Atlantic (1488).
Muze PNote Personnel: Roy Ayers (vibraphone); Sonny Sharrock (guitar); Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Herbie Hancock, Jack Wilson (piano); Donald Bailey , Frederick Waits, Bruno Carr (drums).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Leonard Feather.
Muze PNote Arranger: William S. Fischer.
Muze PNote Roy Ayers recorded these sessions in the midst of his four years working with Herbie Mann on some of the flutist's best work. Produced by Mann, the music shows the two sides to the vibist that have been evident throughout his career: one the probing jazz artist, the other a performer with more commercial tendencies. The Virgo Vibes session from 1967 -- with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson and trumpeter Charles Tolliver -- opens with its best track, Tolliver's "The Ringer," a piece in the same vein as the advanced hard bop of the trumpeter's big band, Music Inc. Gerald Wilson's "In the Limelight," another highlight, features a strong, imaginative solo from Ayers. Harold Land supplants Henderson on two tracks, including Ayers' "Virgo Vibes," a good medium-tempo extended blues. For the more commercially inclined Daddy Bug from 1969, the leader is joined by pianist Herbie Hancock, bassists Buster Williams and Ron Carter, and other notables, including drummer Freddie Waits. Guitarist Sonny Sharrock is on one track, contributing an innocuous accompaniment part rather than his trademark shredding. William Fischer's arrangements include some effective string and woodwind section work. The tracks are relatively short, notably the title number, a good piece that, unfortunately, trails off too soon. With its supply of better tracks outnumbering the more mundane and an impressive roster of players, there is enough here to sustain listener interest. All of these players, though, have turned in more impressive work elsewhere, including Ayers on Mann's classic fusion release Memphis Underground. ~ Jim Todd

Producer: Herbie Mann

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Herbie Hancock
Muze Guest Artist Charles Tolliver
Muze Guest Artist Ron Carter
Muze Guest Artist Reggie Workman
Muze Guest Artist Buster Williams
Muze Guest Artist Sonny Sharrock
Muze Guest Artist Joe Henderson
Muze Guest Artist Harold Land

Artist Overview

Though Roy Ayers was originally a pianist, his career took off after he picked up the vibraphone in the 1960s. With his group Ubiquity--which featured heavyweights such as Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter--Ayers made some of the finest jazz/funk fusion records of the 1970s. He worked with Afrobeat godfather Fela Kuti in the early '80s and later collaborated with Guru for the first installment of the rapper's JAZZMATAZZ series. His unique style has had a tremendous influence on numerous genres from hip-hop and disco to acid jazz and funk.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 4-Classic Soul Hits
Muze Music Compilations Old School Vol 8
Muze Music Compilations Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Best Smooth Jazz Ever
Muze Music Compilations Love Pages
Muze Music Compilations Home Grown Guide To Understanding V1(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Tba
Muze Music Compilations After Tonight
Muze Music Compilations Verve Remixed 4
Muze Music Compilations Verve Unmixed 4
Muze Music Compilations Occupy This Album
Muze Music Compilations Wonderwheel Spins 2012

Associated Artists and Works

Kuti, Fela
Coffy ~ Original Soundtrack
PMJ

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/07/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 6273
Music Label Name Label : Collectables
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00090431627327

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