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Roy Ayers - Running Away (Polydor Records 1977)

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Published on Jun 7, 2019

Lifeline is a studio album by Roy Ayers Ubiquity. It was released in 1977 through Polydor Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Sigma Sound Studios and Electric Lady Studios in New York City, and at Record Plant in Los Angeles. Production was handled by Ayers himself with co-production by Edwin Birdsong and William Allen. The album features contributions from singers Dee Dee Bridgewater and Sylvia Cox, keyboardist Philip Woo, guitarists Calvin Banks, Chuck Anthony, Glenn Jeffrey and James Mason, drummer Steve Cobb, percussionist Chano O'Ferral, saxophonist Justo Almario, and trumpeter John Mosley.

The album peaked at number 72 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and at number 9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. Its lead single, "Running Away", reached peak position #19 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Roy Ayers is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer, vibraphone player, and music producer. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, and has been dubbed "The Godfather of Neo Soul". He is best known for his compositions "Everybody Loves The Sunshine", "Searchin" and "Running Away" and at one time was said to have more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.

Dippy doo, run, run, run
Dippy doo, run, run, run

Hey, I'm taking my bag
And I'm running away now
'Cause you've been mean to me
And I've been good to you
And I've been oh so strong
Hey ya ya ha ha

You don't spend the time when I'm in need
We don't love each other like we used to do
We don't love each other like we used to do
Running, running, running far away
You don't do the things you used to do

Hey, I'm taking my bag
And I'm running away now
'Cause you've been mean to me
And I've been good to you
And I've been oh so strong
Hey ya ya ha ha

Yes, I'm running away
Can't say I need you
Running, running, running far away
Running, running, running far away

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    • Roy Ayers Ubiquity
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    • Edwin Birdsong, Roy Ayers
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