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End of an era: the final Southport Weekender

Everywhere I look at the moment, there seems to be something to remind me that time is passing by like a stampede. Young Walter is the main source, obviously – he’s not a baby anymore… He’s had his first haircut now, he’s threatening to start climbing out of his play ring – next thing I’ll know he’ll be pinching my beer and bringing girls and/or guys home. 940 more words


RAMP - Daylight (1977)


I was first introduced to ‘Daylight’, in part, as a sample on A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Bonita Applebum’. RAMP released their only album Come Into Knowledge in 1977, as a vehicle for the jazz funk songwriting talents of Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong. 29 more words


Quote of the Day

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. ┬áIt carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

~ Roy Ayers, Soul, Funk, Jazz Composer and Vibraphone Player


Roy Ayers - King of the Vibes

Roy Ayers, born September 10 1940, has been and continues to be the master of his craft and a central player in the jazz funk story. 1,022 more words


Sun Down Circle LIVE with ROY AYERS

Legendary composer, singer and vibraphone player Roy Ayers is heading to Bali for one very special SUN DOWN CIRCLE LIVE sunset session on Saturday 7 March. 71 more words


John Manuel (RAMP) interviewed for WhoSampled

For the latest edition of the WhoSampled interview series, we speak with John Manuel, drummer, percussionist and band leader with the group RAMP, a… 112 more words


Fox 8 Jukebox: Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers is one of the most famous jazz vibraphonists of all time.

Roy has been performing and recording since the 1960’s and released over 50 records. 131 more words

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