Everybody Loves the Sunshine

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Everybody Loves the Sunshine
Everybody Loves the Sunshine.jpg
Studio album by
Released1976
StudioElectric Lady Studios, New York City, New York; Larrabee Sound Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreR&B, soul, jazz
Length39:25
LabelPolydor
ProducerRoy Ayers, Maurice Green
Roy Ayers chronology
Mystic Voyage
(1975)
Everybody Loves the Sunshine
(1976)
Vibrations
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hey Uh What You Say Come On"Roy Ayers, Williams Allen3:45
2."The Golden Rod"Roy Ayers3:03
3."Keep On Walking"Gino Vannelli3:45
4."You and Me My Love"Roy Ayers, Chano O'Ferral3:11
5."The Third Eye"Roy Ayers6:21
6."It Ain't Your Sign It's Your Mind"Roy Ayers3:28
7."People and the World"Roy Ayers4:48
8."Everybody Loves the Sunshine"Roy Ayers3:59
9."Tongue Power"Roy Ayers, Chano O'Ferral3:02
10."Lonesome Cowboy"Roy Ayers4:03

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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