Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine
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Studio album by Roy Ayers
Released 1976
Studio Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York; Larrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
Genre R&B, soul, jazz
Length 39:25
Label Polydor
Producer Roy Ayers, Maurice Green
Roy Ayers chronology
Mystic Voyage
(1975)Mystic Voyage1975
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
(1976)
Vibrations
(1976)Vibrations1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Everybody Loves the Sunshine is a studio album by Roy Ayers released under the Roy Ayers Ubiquity umbrella. It was released through Polydor Records in 1976. It peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2] In 2016, Pitchfork placed the title track at number 72 on the "200 Best Songs of the 1970s" list.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hey Uh What You Say Come On" Roy Ayers, Williams Allen 3:45
2. "The Golden Rod" Roy Ayers 3:03
3. "Keep On Walking" Gino Vannelli 3:45
4. "You and Me My Love" Roy Ayers, Chano O'Ferral 3:11
5. "The Third Eye" Roy Ayers 6:21
6. "It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind" Roy Ayers 3:28
7. "People and the World" Roy Ayers 4:48
8. "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" Roy Ayers 3:59
9. "Tongue Power" Roy Ayers, Chano O'Ferral 3:02
10. "Lonesome Cowboy" Roy Ayers 4:03

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Roy Ayers – vibraphone, lead vocals, electric piano, synthesizer (ARP, String Ensemble), percussion, background vocals
  • Philip Woo – piano, electric piano, synthesizer (ARP, String Ensemble)
  • Chano O'Ferral – congas, percussion, lead vocals
  • Ronald "Head" Drayton – guitar
  • John "Shaun" Solomon – electric bass
  • Doug Rhodes – drums
  • Chicas – lead vocals, background vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 51
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuelson, Sam. "Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers, Roy Ayers". AllMusic. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Roy Ayers - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "The 200 Best Songs of the 1970s (7/10)". Pitchfork. August 22, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Roy Ayers - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2017. 

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