Gearing up for the summertime, I couldn't think of a more warming track than Roy Ayers, Everybody Loves the Sunshine. Another classic soulful jazz record from the 70s that gives you summertime feels no matter the season. Released in 1976 on Roy Ayers self-titled album, Roy Ayers, the mix of jazz elements with the instrumentation of a vibraphone, a piano and a synthesizer gives you an undeniable feel of warmth for the soul. The lyrics immediately suggest its all about feeling, "Feel what I feel, when I feel what I feel, what I'm feeling...folks get down in the sunshine, folks get brown in the sunshine, just bees and things and flowers." It doesn't get any simpler than that! :)
Roy Ayers an American funk, soul, and jazz composer, vibraphone player, and music producer. Also, known as the pioneer of jazz-funk, he is a key figure in the acid jazz movement and dubbed the "Godfather of Neo Soul."
Nothing warms my soul more than music I grew up on! And classic 70s soul, funk, and jazz is a cornerstone of this playlist. So if are still groovin’ to my playlist picks, I know this one will not disappoint! Perfect for summertime festivities and all around great vibes, make sure you give this a listen!
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About The Curator - Lyris Greene
Lyris Greene is a disk jockey (dj) hailing from Nashville, TN, now residing in Atlanta, Ga. Lyris’s name is derived from the word “lyric”, meaning words of a song. Lyris gravitated to music immediately as a child, influenced by her father’s passion for music. At nine years old, Lyris began collecting her own music collection, discovering and developing her connection with music. Now, Lyris is a full time dj and music curator, spending her days consuming and creating custom music experiences to connect people. Lyris feels her life’s purpose is pretty simple, “To spread love through the art of music.”