Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine
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Studio album by Roy Ayers
Released 1976
Recorded 1975-1976 at Electric Lady Studio, New York City, New York
Larrabee Sound Studios, North Hollywood, California
Genre R&B, soul, jazz
Length 39:25
Label Polydor
Producer Roy Ayers, Maurice Green
Roy Ayers chronology
A Tear to a Smile
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Everybody Loves the Sunshine is a Roy Ayers album released under the Roy Ayers Ubiquity umbrella. Released in 1976 on Polydor Records. The signature track "Everybody Loves the Sunshine" has been sampled numerous times by hip hop artists such as Brand Nubian, P.M. Dawn, Common, Masta Ace, Mos Def and others as well as by R&B singer Mary J. Blige, Brazilian artist Seu Jorge and British remixer Dobie (for Björk's remix of "I Miss You").

Track listing[edit]

  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" - (Chano O'Ferral, Roy Ayers) 3:11
  5. "The Third Eye" - (Roy Ayers) 6:21
  6. "It Ain't Your Sign" - (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" - (Chano O'Ferral, Roy Ayers) 3:02
  10. "Lonesome Cowboy" - (Roy Ayers) 4:03


  • Roy Ayers - Vibraphone, Lead Vocals, Electric Piano, Synthesizer (ARP Odyssey, String Ensemble), Percussion, Backing 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, Backing Vocals


Year Chart positions[2]
Jazz Albums
1976 51 10 6


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