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You Send Me
     

You Send Me

by Roy Ayers
 
With 1978's You Send Me, Roy Ayers added vocalist Carla Vaughn to his band Ubiquity. Vaughn, who is featured on several selections, never became a big name in the R&B world, but showed some promise on this LP. When she hits the high notes, Vaughn has a Deniece Williams-ish

Overview

With 1978's You Send Me, Roy Ayers added vocalist Carla Vaughn to his band Ubiquity. Vaughn, who is featured on several selections, never became a big name in the R&B world, but showed some promise on this LP. When she hits the high notes, Vaughn has a Deniece Williams-ish appeal -- and she proves to be an asset to Ayers when she sings lead on "I Want to Touch You Baby," the hypnotic "Can't You See Me," and a lush remake of Sam Cooke's "You Send Me." While Cooke's original 1957 version was pure doo wop, Ayers' sexy interpretation has a lot of quiet storm appeal. The gems that don't feature Benson at all include the funky "It Ain't Your Sign, It's Your Mind" and the disco-influenced "Get On Up, Get On Down," which didn't receive much radio airplay, but enjoyed its share of dance club exposure. Like other albums that Ayers recorded in the late '70s, You Send Me won't interest jazz purists but is rightly considered a classic by soul and funk enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0602517829213
catalogNumber:
001191802

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Performance Credits

Roy Ayers   Primary Artist,Piano,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vibes,cowbell,Soloist
Justo Almario   Tenor Saxophone
William Allen   Bass
Chuck Anthony   Electric Guitar
Merry Clayton   Vocals
Steve Cobb   Drums
Dennis Davis   Drums
Bruce Fisher   Vocals
Tony Gooden   Background Vocals
Howard King   Drums
J.T. Lewis   Drums
Chano O'Ferral   Conga,Background Vocals
Carla Vaughn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Harry Whitaker   Piano
Philip Woo   Electric Piano,Mini Moog
John Mosley   Trumpet
Jose Ortiz   Drums
Kerry Turman   Bass
James Mason   Guitar

Technical Credits

Roy Ayers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Onaje Allan Gumbs   Composer
William Allen   String Arrangements
Michael Hutchinson   Engineer
Kermit Moore   String Contractor
Jerry Solomon   Engineer
Philip Woo   String Arrangements
Hollis King   Art Direction

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