The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy

The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy

by Roy AyersRoy Ayers


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This greatest-hits title was the first of its kind upon its release in 1979. During that time, Roy Ayers was one of the leading acts on Polydor Records and solidified his R&B/disco success with "Running Away," included here. The dichotomy between Ayers as a jazz act and an R&B/jazz quiet storm presence is all but kicked off by this album. The emphasis is on the earlier work. The definitive early-'70s songs "Red Black and Green" and "We Live in Brooklyn Baby" both retain their snap and visceral charm. A few great tracks aren't here (including "Kiss" and "Is It Too Late to Try"), but The Best of Roy Ayers: Love Fantasy goes the extra mile to include not only the best of Roy Ayers' work but also key non-hits such as "Gotta Find a Lover" and "You Send Me."

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/1997
Label: Fontana Polydor
UPC: 0731453707429
catalogNumber: 537074
Rank: 22786

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Percussion,Strings,Conga,Marimbas,Electric Piano,Vocals,Clavinet,Hand Clapping,Vibes,Quadra
Wayne Henderson   Trombone
Justo Almario   Tenor Saxophone
Ron Carter   Bass
Sonny Fortune   Flute,Soprano Saxophone
Clint Houston   Bass
Edwin Birdsong   Piano,Vocals
Gloria Jones   Background Vocals
Lesette Wilson   Electric Piano
William Allen   Bass,Marimbas,Bells,Shekere
Wayne Andre   Trombone
Chuck Anthony   Guitar,Hand Clapping
David Barron   Guitar
Joe Brazil   Soprano Saxophone
Dee Dee Bridgewater   Vocals
Alfred Brown   Strings
Calvin Brown   Guitar
Garnett Brown   Trombone
Chicas   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Cobb   Drums
Billy Cobham   Drums,Vocals
Sylvia Cox   Vocals
Dennis Davis   Drums
Quintin Denard   Drums
Peter Dimitriades   Strings
Ronald Drayton   Guitar
Gene Dunlap   Drums
James Gadson   Drums
Wayne Garfield   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harry Lookofsky   Strings
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Gregory Matta   Vocals
Charles McCracken   Strings
Willie Michael   Percussion
Byron Miller   Bass
Darryl Moore   Guitar
Kermit Moore   Strings
Billy Nichols   Guitar
Chano O'Ferral   Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Gene Orloff   Leader
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Dom Um Romão   Percussion
Ed Reddick   Bass
Doug Rhodes   Drums
Bob Rose   Guitar
Jumma Santos   Conga
Irving Spice   Strings
Vance "Mad Dog" Tenort   Percussion
Charles Tolliver   Trumpet
Carla Vaughn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harry Whitaker   Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals
John Williams [double bass]   Bass
Philip Woo   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Electric Piano
Emanuel Vardi   Strings
William King   Percussion,Bongos,Conga
Calvin Banks   Guitar
Kerry Turman   Bass
Claudia Moore   Background Vocals
Mondee Oliver   Vocals
Richard Bass   Bass,Electric Bass
Jaymz Bedord   Synthesizer,Clavinet,Bells,Hand Clapping
Marty Robinson   Background Vocals
Marguerite Arthurton   Vocals
Bob Fusco   Guitar
Glen Jeffery   Guitar
J.T. Lewiks   Drums
Jeffrey Quinton   Guitar,Hand Clapping
Wes Ramseur   Vocals,Hand Clapping
Laverne Seabrook   Background Vocals
Samuel "Little Sonny" Brown   Guitar
Emanuel Brown   Strings
James Mason   Guitar
Peter Brown   Bass
Tamara Richardson   Background Vocals
John "J-Soul" Solomon   Electric Bass
Carol Smiley   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Wayne Henderson   Arranger,Producer
Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor
Edwin Birdsong   Composer
Onzy Matthews   String Arrangements
William Allen   Arranger,Producer
William S. Fischer   String Arrangements
James Green   Producer
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Clarence Paul   Composer
Jerry Schoenbaum   Producer
Ed Townsend   Composer
P. Craig Turner   Programming
Carla Vaughn   Producer
Harry Weinger   Producer
Harry Whitaker   Arranger
Jaymz Bedord   Arranger,Producer
Greg Casseus   Liner Notes
Myrnaleah Williams   Producer
Roselle Weaver   Composer

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