Roy Ayers

Searching for Sunshine 1973-1980: You Send Me/Fever/No Stranger to Love

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Raven's 2015 compilation Searching for Sunshine rounds up three crossover soul albums Roy Ayers recorded for Verve in the late '70s -- 1978's You Send Me, 1979's Fever, 1979's No Stranger to Love -- and adds eight similarly minded bonus tracks from other late-'70s albums. All of this is smooth, whether it's quiet storm soul or funky disco, and therefore it's bound to irritate jazz purists, but anybody with a fondness for this era of Ayers' music will find this an alluring way to get these albums.

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