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#MusicMonday: The Smooth Sounds of Ovaciir

Born Frank Randall III, OVACiiR grew up in a tight-knit family on the shores of Thread Lake in Flint, Michigan. He taught himself how to play drums at the age of 5, studied piano at the age of 7, and by the age of 9 had added bass, electric guitar and keyboards to his talents. 76 more words

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Herbie Mann - Memphis Underground (Atlantic)

Herbie Mann is a quintessential figure in the history of the contemporary groove. He embraced Latin Jazz, Reggae and Disco, among others, eventually scoring his biggest succes with his cover version of… 63 more words


Soul Sundays featuring Roy Ayers: "Searchin" (GENIUS Tribute)

For many people in select parts of the world and especially in select cities today has an official title known as Easter. Today for me marks another installment of  29 more words


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.  It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.

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