Coffy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Coffy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Roy AyersRoy Ayers


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A blaxploitation masterpiece on par with Curtis Mayfield's Superfly and Isaac Hayes' Shaft, Roy Ayers' soundtrack for the 1973 Pam Grier vehicle Coffy remains one of the most intriguing and evocative film scores of its era or any other. Ayers' signature vibes create atmospheres and textures quite distinct from your average blaxploitation effort, embracing both heavy, tripped-out funk ("Brawling Broads") and vividly nuanced soul-jazz ("Aragon"). The vocal numbers are no less impressive, in particular the rapturous opening cut, "Coffy Is the Color." Richly cinematic grooves, as inventive and cohesive as any of Ayers' vintage Ubiquity LPs. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/27/2001
Label: Motown
UPC: 0731452977724
catalogNumber: 529777

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Organ,Conductor,Electric Piano,Vocals,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Richard Davis   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
Jon Faddis   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Cecil Bridgewater   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Dennis Davis   Drums
Peter Dimitriades   Strings
Wayne Garfield   Vocals
Harry Lookofsky   Strings
Billy Nichols   Guitar
Bob Rose   Guitar
Irving Spice   Strings
Harry Whitaker   Organ,Piano,Harpsichord,Electric Piano,Track Performer
Emanuel Vardi   Strings
Denise Bridgewater   Vocals
William King   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Carl Clay   Track Performer
Roselle Weaver   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Orchestral Arrangements
George Klabin   Engineer
Harry Whitaker   Orchestration

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