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Music, All Shook Down Track of the Day: Roy Ayers

Track of the Day: Roy Ayers

Ain't nothing new about the track I'm posting today. Then again, ain't nothing new about loving a sunny day either. Every time it actually gets hot in this city, I get Roy Ayers' classic "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" stuck on…
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While not as widely heralded as Shaft or Superfly, Melvin Van Peebles 1971 classic Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song helped set the template for an entire decade of blaxploitation cinema. And that movie's soundtrack -- performed almost entirely by a young…
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Jazz great Roy Ayers is one of those veteran cats whose music has reached far beyond his original milieu to inspire a new generation of sounds. His giddy and fuzzy vibraphone has been nicked by dozens of hip hop and…
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