Roy Ayers – I’m The One (For Your Love Tonight) (1987/2011)

Roy Ayers - I'm The One (For Your Love Tonight) (1987/2011)
Artist: Roy Ayers
Album: I’m The One (For Your Love Tonight)
Year Of Release: 1987/2011
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)

01. I’m The One (05:37)
02. Don’t You Ever Turn Away (04:47)
03. Blue Summer (05:00)
04. I Once Had Your Love (And I Can’t Let Go) (04:05)
05. I Really Wanna Be With You (05:15)
06. Let Me Love You (05:47)
07. Marlon (03:30)
08. Word (03:38)
09. Crack Attack (04:14)
Bonus Track:
10. I’m The One (Extended Dance Mix) (07:27)


Drums – Dennis Davis
Guitar – Jeff Johnson
Lead Vocals – Chandra Currelli (tracks: 6)
Percussion – Hughie Nanton, Tom Roberts
Rap – William Allen (tracks: 9)
Synthesizer – Dave Metcen
Synthesizer, Drums – James Bedford
Synthesizer, Keyboards – Dave Robbins
Tenor Saxophone – Bill Saxon
Vocals – Chandra Currelli
Vocals, Vibraphone – Roy Ayers

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1987 album from the Jazz/Funk pioneer. “I’m the One (For Your Love Tonight)” was his final set for Columbia Records. Unlike it’s predecessors for the label, Roy produced the album himself working with his then-bassist David Metcen who co-produced and contributed five songs to the nine-track set. Other Ayers’ band members playing on the album included William Allen and Dennis Davis with long-time friend James Bedford contributing his songwriting talents on three songs. Standout tracks include a cover of the Isley Brothers’ ‘I Once Had Your Love,’ the soulful slow jam, ‘Let Me Love You’ (featuring singer Chandra Currelley, formerly of the S. O. S. Band), the funky ‘Crack Attack’ and the vibes-dominated instrumental, ‘Blue Summer. ‘ This expanded edition includes an extended dance mix of the title track.

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