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Virgin Ubiquity II (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981)


Download links and information about Virgin Ubiquity II (Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981) by Roy Ayers. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Electronica, House, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:16:51 minutes.

Artist: Roy Ayers
Release date: 2004
Genre: Electronica, House, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Dancefloor, Dance Pop, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:16:51
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No. Title Length
1. Holiday 7:07
2. I Am Your Mind (Part 2) 8:35
3. Funk In the Hole 5:36
4. Liquid Love 4:46
5. Third Time 7:12
6. Tarzan 4:12
7. I Like the Way You Do It to Me 4:57
8. Come to Me 5:45
9. Kwajilori 5:30
10. Release Yourself 6:16
11. Touch of Class 5:23
12. Wide Open 6:32
13. Sunshine (Demo) 5:00



The response to the first volume of unreleased Roy Ayers recordings was so overwhelmingly positive that BBE decided to put out a sequel, Virgin Ubiquity II. “Kwajilori” has the playful innocence of a children’s song, and features a tightly woven track that is reminiscent of Chic, almost skeletal compared to Ayers’ typically lush productions. “Release Yourself” is a peek into Ayers’ electro-funk years and would fit easily alongside early-‘80s jams by Cameo and the Gap Band. The song is sung by Terri Wells, one of the lesser-know female singers to front Ayers’ group. She also appears on “Holiday,” an eerily spiritual song that anticipates the rich balladry of Anita Baker. Even when Ayers is making a very simple groove — as with “Liquid Love” or “Third Time” — it becomes an irresistible artwork. He had a way of making disco feel very intimate. The collection offers a glimpse into the maestro’s process with a demo of “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” Ayers’ signature song. Though a band appears on the recording, it feels like a solo reading, as Ayers and his vibraphone incant the melody like whispered secret.