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Come Into Knowledge (180 gram pressing)

   Artist: Ramp
Label: ABC Records
Orig. Released: 1977
Catalog No.: LPABC6028H
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP (1.3)

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Description
RAMP was an American soul/jazz band from Cincinnati, Ohio. RAMP has mistakenly been said to stand for "Roy Ayers Music Production" and "Roy Ayers Music Project", but Ayers was not a member, though he did write and produce songs on their debut album. Bandleader and drummer John Manuel states: "The name actually refers to taking you on a journey, elevation, as in an on or up ramp, an access to another place as in highway ramps. It, contrary to some belief, does not mean Roy Ayers Music Production, though that fits the acronym." The group released one album, Come Into Knowledge (1977), which is now considered a classic among rare groove collectors, artists (such as PM Dawn and A Tribe Called Quest who have used RAMP samples in their music) and Roy Ayers fans. Featuring the female vocals of Sharon Matthews and Sibel Thrasher, the album was recorded in New York and California. The group were a vehicle for the songwriting talents of Roy Ayers and Edwin Birdsong. Released in 1977, the set featured a version of Roy Ayers' "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" along with the 'rare groove' track "Daylight".

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Track Titles
1. THE AMERICAN PROMISE (R. Ayers/E. Birdsong)
(Roy Ayers Ubiquity/Michelle Bird Music--ASCAP) 6:13
2. I JUST LOVE YOU (R. Ayers)
(Roy Ayers Ubiquity--ASCAP) 4:53
3. GIVE IT (E. Birdsong)
(Michelle Bird Music--ASCAP) 4:38
4. EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE (R. Ayers)
(Roy Ayers Ubiquity--ASCAP) 3:39

1. COME INTO KNOWLEDGE (R. Ayers/E. Birdsong/W. Allen)
(Roy Ayers Ubiquity-ASCAP/Brainfood Music-BMI) 4:38
2. TRY, TRY, TRY* 4:54
3. DAYLIGHT (R. Ayers/E. Birdsong/W. Allen)
(Roy Ayers Ubiquity/Michelle Bird Music--ASCAP
Brainfood Music-BMI) 4:10
4. LOOK INTO THE SKY* 4:40
5. DEEP VELVET* 3:35
*Composer: Roy Ayers
Publisher: Roy Ayers Ubiquity--ASCAP


 

Liner Notes
ARRANGED BY ROY AYERS, EDWIN BIRDSONG & WILLIAM ALLEN ALL TRACKS COURTESY OF GEFFEN RECORDS (P)2008 UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES, A DIVISION OF UMG RECORDINGS, INC. (C)2008 SCORPIO MUSIC, INC.
Musicians
"RAMP": JOHN MANUEL: DRUMS, PERCUSSION SHARON MATTHEWS: LEAD VOCAL SIBEL THRASHER: LEAD VOCAL NATE WHITE: BASS LANDY SHORES: GUITAR SPECIAL THANKS: CHARO O'FERRAL, STEVE COBB, PHILLIP WOO, CALVIN BANKS, CHUCK ANTHONY, JUSTO ALMARIO, JOHN MOSLEY. COVER ILLUSTRATION: MASAKI SATO ART DIRECTION: KATS ABE LETTERING: BILL FRANKS 1977 ABC RECORDS, INC., LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 90048; NEW YORK, N.Y. 10019. WARNING: UNAUTHORIZED REPRODUCTION OF THIS RECORDING IS PROHIBITED BY LAW AND SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
 
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