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The Roy Ayers / Kim Kardashian Connection

6 degrees of separation works for everything, and when you connect these two, it is proof that everything is connected in one way or another.

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Virgo Red (1973) (Audio)

This is one of Roy Ayers' best album, and this article explains why.

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Michael Jackson’s Bad: Twenty-Five Years Later

Every family has those stories. You know the ones. They’re recanted over holiday meals and backyard barbeques. With each telling the tale grows slightly more outlandish than the last. As for me and my house, we will always speak of the night that Michael came to town. It was late ...

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Rick James feat. Roy Ayers – Throwin’ Down Album (1982) (Audio)

Roy Ayers and Rick James combine for this album that many fans may not know about.

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The Eighties Ladies – Ladies of the 80s (Audio) (1980)

This Roy Ayers produced album is a true gem, and the sound of the Eighties Ladies is one that is still in popular demand.

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The Unconventional Mother's Day Playlist

There are songs that we all identify with when it comes to our feelings about our mothers, but here is a list of unconventional songs that pay tribute to our mothers, both literally and indirectly. (Art by Said Ali Sowafy)

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Eddie Russ – See The Light (1976) (Audio)

Eddie Russ is an unfamiliar name in many jazz circles, but his sound is definitely one that you should know.

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Lonnie Liston Smith and Dom Kennedy Are Just Cool (1980/2011)

Lonnie Liston Smith and Dom Kennedy come from two separate sides of the country, and are from two different eras, but they have way more in common than they might think.

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Vibrations (1976)

"Vibratiions" was produced during the heart of Roy Ayers' Ubiquity years, and this particular album is monumental for more reasons than one.

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Big Jacks – Daylight (Mixtape) (Download) (2012)

As one of Toronto's most established Hip Hop personalities, Big Jacks presents his latest mix tape "Daylight", which is a different vibe than you are used to.

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1-O.A.K. – Special Request (Album) (Download) (2011)

The extremely talented 1-O.A.K. breaks out of the box in his debut album entitled "Special Request".

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Donald Byrd – Black Byrd (1972)

Recorded in 1972, Donald Byrd's "Black Byrd" album was ahead of its time in a variety of ways.

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Bobbi Humphrey – Baby Don’t You Know (Produced by Roy Ayers) (1982)

Bobbi Humphrey's one and only song released on Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic record label is a great example of what a Roy Ayers production sounds like.

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Roy Ayers Cover: Sylvia Striplin – Searchin' (1981)

Roy Ayers has been covered many times over, but this disco version of "Searchin" is one that should be recognized as one of the best.

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Roy Ayers: The Emcee

We all know the versatility of the great Roy Ayers, but did you know he experimented with rap? Check out his way with words, as well as some of his famed comtemporaries.

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Lonnie Liston Smith – Give Peace A Chance (Multiple Versions) (1975/1980)

Recorded years apart, this one song has crossed multiple genres, but the spiritual message remains constant.

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Tribute to the Mizell Brothers (A Mix by Matthew Africa)

Matthew Africa pays excellent tribute to the Mizell Brothers through this wonderful mix that gives a whirlwind tour of their extensively soulful discography.

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Sylvia Striplin / Erykah Badu – Can’t Turn Me Away (1981/2010)

Sylvia Striplin's early 80's classic has become a staple in 90's Hip Hop, and is still being recreated today.

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Lalo Schifrin – Towering Toccata (1977)

The epitome of Disco and Funk fusion is Lalo Schifrin's 1977 album Towering Toccata.

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Donald Byrd / Jay Dee / Erykah Badu – Think Twice

Any way you play it, this timeless Donald Byrd is always a pleasure to hear.

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