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Thread started 04/23/19 9:18am

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ROY AYERS recovering in New York after hospitalization Sunday

https://exclaim.ca/music/...n_portland

Turns out this one was somewhat misreported the other day. Sources had stated that Roy was taken to the hospital AFTER touching down in Portland where he and his band were to open for Bobby Caldwell (ain't that a shame... this dude's far better than Bo... I digress)..

According to the most recent article (posted) Questlove has confirmed that Roy is in NY and never left. He's recovering with family.

"To all of my fans and supporters it is with my deepest sorrow that I was not able to come to Portland to perform for you this evening. I took a wrong turn and wound up at the hospital, ha ha I'm always one that can laugh at themselves," Ayers wrote. "I'm still a little out of sorts, but with the help and care that my family provides me I should be back to my 78 years young self sooner than later and back on the road. I thank you all for your continued support and hope to see you next time around."

I'm glad the dude is seeming okay. Aged or not, it was a treat to see him in February performing at a small club in Los Angeles. Sold out 2 or 3 nights performing an early show and a late show (11pm). Although there was no background vocal female vocalist (as par the course on most of his seminal works)... the band he had was incredibly tight... Sending love dude's way.

[Edited 4/23/19 9:30am]

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Reply #1 posted 04/23/19 11:09am

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heart to the legendary Roy Ayers and a speedy recovery.

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #2 posted 04/23/19 11:25am

Cinny

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Man... this time three years ago I lost Prince and my brother. I was listening to Roy Ayers a lot to bring my spirits up, so even this hospitalization scare is weirding me out. He just joined Instagram in the last year.

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Reply #3 posted 04/23/19 5:30pm

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Wait, he's alive?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 04/23/19 6:03pm

hardwork

About twenty years ago, I was at work listening the radio and just switched the channel to soul oldies KACE (Los Angeles) and they were playing some Roy Ayers. Then, when the song ended, to my somewhat mild concern, they segued RIGHT INTO another Roy Ayers song without any DJ banter or commercial break in between, then goddamnit they did the SAME with a THIRD Roy Ayers song after that which I found alarming. Jesus, when that third song started I was fucking SURE he had died and I had just missed the announcement. I was NOT ready to lose Roy Ayers in 1999 (nor am I ready to in 2019.)

Turns out it was his birthday or something. What a relief!

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Reply #5 posted 04/24/19 12:08am

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Prayers go out to Roy Ayers for a speedy recovery.

Love his music. Love his collaboration with Eric Benet on When You Think Of Me

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #6 posted 04/24/19 10:48am

Derek1984

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The Way You Make Me Feel video led me to this guy. Before that, I never heard of him.

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Reply #7 posted 04/24/19 11:42am

SoulAlive

I'm a huge fan of Roy Ayers.His 70s albums are mindblowing! music smooth,mesmerizing grooves that you can chill out with.

I hope he gets well soon.

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Reply #8 posted 04/24/19 9:21pm

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hardwork said:

About twenty years ago, I was at work listening the radio and just switched the channel to soul oldies KACE (Los Angeles) and they were playing some Roy Ayers. Then, when the song ended, to my somewhat mild concern, they segued RIGHT INTO another Roy Ayers song without any DJ banter or commercial break in between, then goddamnit they did the SAME with a THIRD Roy Ayers song after that which I found alarming. Jesus, when that third song started I was fucking SURE he had died and I had just missed the announcement. I was NOT ready to lose Roy Ayers in 1999 (nor am I ready to in 2019.)

Turns out it was his birthday or something. What a relief!

Not even including the namesake, I sometimes get spooked or sudden chills if I hear an individual artist's song played on the radio at an unusual time or a track that's not the most popular one. I wait until the DJ chimes in to make sure everything is A-OK.

Jeux Sans Frontiers
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