Roy Ayers – No Stranger To Love (1979/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 41:48 minutes | 1,64 GB | Genre: Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polydor
Digitally remastered! “No Stranger to Love” is a studio album by American musician Roy Ayers. It was released in November 1979 through Polydor Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Automated Sound Studios and Sigma Sound Studios in New York City, and at Kendun Recorders in Burbank, California. Production was handled by William Allen and Roy Ayers.
The album peaked at number 82 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at number 22 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. Both of its singles, “Don’t Stop the Feeling” and “What You Won’t Do for Love”, reached peak positions on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at #32 and #73 respectively.
“When you obtained a Roy Ayers/Ubiquity album in the late ’70s you could usually count on two things: the funk smokers would be gritty and infectious, and the quiet storm tunes would be mellow and seductive. No Stranger To Love was no exception. Ayers comes through with some sweaty, get-down funk grooves, including “Shack Up, Pack Up, It’s Up (When I’m Gone),” “Slyde,” and the hit single “Don’t Stop the Feeling.” The quiet storm audience was bound to appreciate soft, relaxed, jazzy items like “No Stranger To Love/Want You” and Ayers’ remake of Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love.” When No Stranger To Love came out in 1979, the Disco Era was still in effect, so it isn’t surprising that Ayers adds a fair amount of disco gloss to “Don’t Hide Your Love.” Whether he’s in shake-your-booty mode or lover-man mode, Ayers exited the ’70s on a high note with this excellent album.” (Alex Henderson, AMG)
1. Roy Ayers – Don’t Stop The Feeling
2. Roy Ayers – What You Won’t Do For Love
3. Roy Ayers – Shack Up, Pack Up, It’s Up (When I’m Gone)
4. Roy Ayers – Slyde
5. Roy Ayers – No Stranger To Love / Want You
6. Roy Ayers – Don’t Let Our Love Slip Away
7. Roy Ayers – Don’t Hide Your Love