Thursday, October 22, 2009

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - He's Coming (1972)



One of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time -- the sly, funky and spiritual masterpiece He's Coming from 1971 -- really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk -- and it's straight up wonderful all the way through -- with a groove that's hugely influential to say the least! Includes the amazing track "We Live In Brooklyn Baby", which has a slow sample bassline in the intro that's just incredible -- plus groovy cuts like the spiritual funk classic Jesus Christ Superstar "He's a Superstar", "He's Coming", and "Sweet Tears". The lineup includes Sonny Fortune on soprano sax and flute and Billy Cobham drums and percussion, and the record's co-arranged by Harry Whitaker, who's also on keys and vocals -- with other tracks include "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Ain't Got Time", "I Don't Know How To Love Him", "Sweet Butterfly Of Love" and "Fire Weaver". Amazing stuff, really a beautiful encapsulation of Roy Ayers in peak form! ~Dusty Groove America

Tracklist
He's A Superstar
He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother
Ain't Got Time
I Don't Know How To Love Him
He's Coming
We Live In Brooklyn Baby
Sweet Butterfly Of Love
Sweet Tears
Fire Weaver

Credits
Electric Piano, Organ, Vocals - Harry Whitaker
Vibraphone, Organ, Vocals - Roy Ayers
Backing Vocals - Carol Smiley , Gloria Jones , Victoria Hospedale
Bass - John Williams, Ron Carter
Congas - Jumma Santos
Drums - David Lee, Jr.
Drums, Percussion - Billy Cobham
Guitar - Bob Fusco, Sam Brown
Soprano Sax, Flute - Sonny Fortune
Strings - Selwart Clarke
Engineer - Rudy Van Gelder

Polydor PD5022 1972

14 comments:

Simon666 said...

... and thanks for this one, love this period of Roy Ayers :)

d3lta said...

You're welcome Simon, more Roy coming, he's a force to be reckoned with.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I can't find the pw. I tried d3lta, but it didn't work.

I'd so appreciate knowing.

halOhal said...

thank you for great 3 posts of RA.

Simon666 said...

hey d3lta -
you might enjoy this album I bought at a Roy Ayers show last year. Also, I help out sometimes at this discography blog in case you're missing any Ayers. I've linked to your pages (not your files!) there as well..

Anonymous said...

I would love to hear this one but I have never seen this type of file extension. How do I decompress them?

d3lta said...

Thank you Simon, this is a great CD, seems like you had a blast watching Roy live. This blaxploitation blog is a great effort and I can only commend you on that, something tells me you will be adding more links soon ;-)

@anonymous, google ".7z" and all your Qs will be answered.

Anonymous said...

Good lookin' out d3lta!!!
I love the "We Live In Brooklyn Baby":)
Brings back memories of old skool hip hop. It has been sampled by so many of my favorite producers from NYC.
Peace

Anonymous said...

Great share. Thank you very much.

skin said...

guys
como faço pra extrair as músicas???

rimbaud said...

thanks for your wonderful blog, friend! please could you post the password for roy ayers ubiquity? many thanks

GreenYogi said...

Aloha D3lta...U like to keep us busy...he!?
Can't see a damn link and I read people asking for pass...pfffff! What a drain...at least Simon seems to be satisfied here...
See yah...

PabloGriffin said...

Yes, if you could just give a hint where we could find the link, would be great. These Roy Ayers' albums are really hard to find in FLAC!

Thanks ;)

Anonymous said...

Hello,
could you please tell us where the links are hidden? This is beautiful music. Many people would thank you so much, if the links were here.

Regards
Dave