Product Catalog ::
Come Into Knowledge
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".
Read more at Wikipedia about this album or artist ...
This description is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. Any changes made to the Wikipedia article will not be immediately reflected here.
A1. THE AMERICAN PROMISE
A2. I JUST LOVE YOU
A3. GIVE IT
A4. EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE
B1. COME INTO KNOWLEDGE
B2. TRY, TRY, TRY
B4. LOOK INTO THE SKY
B5. DEEP VELVET
PRODUCED BY ROY AYERS
CO PRODUCED BY EDWIN BIRDSONG & WILLIAM ALLEN FOR RAMP PRODUCTIONS
ARRANGED BY ROY AYERS, EDWIN BIRDSONG & WILLIAM ALLEN
MANAGEMENT: RO AYER PRODUCTIONS
ENGINEERS: JAMES GREEN, JERRY SOLOMAN, RON JOHNSON
RECORDED AT ELECTRIC LADY, N.Y.C.
RECORD PLANT, HOLLYWOOD, CALIF.
THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO EVERYBODY IN CINCINNATI
A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS: DUDLEY RILEY III, FARRIS MALONE, DONALD CLARK, IVORY MILES, THE CORNWELLS. COME INTO KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRITUAL LAW PEOPLE YOU'LL FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE
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.
Customers who bought this item also bought...