Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity, Volume 2: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981

Virgin Ubiquity, Volume 2: Unreleased Recordings
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  • Originally Released: 2005
  • Label: Rapster

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4 stars out of 5 - "[T]he 13 cuts here affirm Ayers' place in the acid-groove and R&B pantheon, and remind one that he's been a huge influence on the French lounge scene."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Holiday
  • Buy for $0.992.I Am Your Mind Part 2
  • Buy for $0.993.Funk In The Hole
  • Buy for $0.994.Liquid Love
  • Buy for $0.995.Third Time
  • Buy for $0.996.Tarzan
  • Buy for $0.997.I Like The Way
  • Buy for $0.998.Come To Me
  • Buy for $0.999.Kwajilori - (Full Vocal)
  • Buy for $0.9910.Release Yourself
  • Buy for $0.9911.Touch Of Class
  • Buy for $0.9912.Wide Open-Final
  • Buy for $0.9913.Sunshine - (demo)

Product Description:

Personnel: Roy Ayers (vocals, piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, ARP synthesizer, vibraphone, cowbells, percussion); Roy Ayers (keyboards); John Pressley, Richard Shade, Sylvia Cox, Merry Clayton (vocals, background vocals); Carla Vaughn, Terri Wells (vocals); Jerry Friedman (guitar); Justo Almario (tenor saxophone); John Mosley (trumpet); Philip Woo (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, ARP synthesizer, bass synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer); Dave Robbins (Fender Rhodes piano); Carlos Ortiz , Steve Cobb, Omar Hakim, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums).
Audio Mixer: Jamey Staub.
Liner Note Author: Roy Ayers.
Recording information: 1976-1981.
Roy Ayers' Virgin Ubiquity, Vol. 2: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981 is another hodgepodge of demos and outtake cuts that were left off official releases for various reasons. That said, for Ayers fans, the set is consistent. "I Am Your Mind, Pt. 2" is an alternate of the classic, and offers a solid contrast. "Slow Tarzan (Funk in the Hole)" is a slippery little groove track with nothing much behind it except it feels good. "Liquid Love" (a song about kissing) should have surfaced somewhere with its juxtaposition of Rhodes with vibes and strings and a popping backbeat. "Third Time" is a throwaway but has plenty of ambition and a smoking string arrangement by William Allen as well as a solid vocal performance by Carla Vaughn; still, it's a little too loose for Ayers' smooth groove. "Tarzan" is a fusion fest of funk and jazz dance. It burns and is the most driving cut on the set. "I Like the Way You Do It to Me" is as big a throwaway as the title. But "Come to Me," despite its rather raw mix, is a deeply satisfying funk-disco burner, and "Kwajilori" is simply infectious with its keyboard bass and Ayers' vibes taking the melodic idea from South African jive. "Release Yourself" owes plenty to Bootsy and George Clinton -- 'nuff said. The demo version of "Sunshine" that closes the album -- featuring Ayers on vocals -- is rough, but a beautiful foreshadowing of the monster tune that was to come, and is most welcome here. Ultimately, Virgin Ubiquity, Vol. 2 is only going to appeal to the hardcore element in Ayers' fan base, but for those folks, it will come as a welcome addition to his catalog. ~ Thom Jurek

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  • UPC: 730003904226
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