Saturday, April 07, 2007

Just bees and things and flowers

As I hinted previously the posts would likely miss a beat, and they did. All work and no play makes Darcy a dull boy and all that. Now I’m just starting to emerge from that manic period and look! – it’s wall to wall sunshine (in the UK at least). We have to take advantage of such periods here so no time for lots of words today.

To me Roy Ayers is the sound of sunshine. He of course dubbed his band Ubiquity so he should need no introduction from me.

The two tracks here are from his classic 1976 album Everybody Loves The Sunshine.

Can anyone tell me who is providing the female vocals on the People And The World track? I’m digging her.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – The Golden Rod 1976
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – People And The World 1976


Vincent said...

Hey Darcy, good to hear from you. I can totally relate to the lack of fun. I'll be running at breakneck speed for the next week or so. I don't dare say Dee Dee Bridgewater, but she has made appearances on other Roy Ayers albums. I can say for sure that this is the same woman who is singing on the title track of the "Vibrations" album, which is one of my all time favourites from when I was a kid.

Darcy said...

I think the answer to the female vocalist was staring me in the face on the inner sleeve of ther LP. I think Chicas is the singer. She is credited with vocals and background vocals, but I was put off because in her picture she looks more like a man! (sorry Chicas, must be a bad picture). A bit of googling seems to confirm this, but I haven't found out much more on her.

vik said...

everybody loves the sunshine is my JAM!

especially when it snows in april!