Roy Ayers - Coffy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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Roy Ayres - Coffy
Music from the Original Motion Picture Coffy cover art.jpg
Soundtrack album by Roy Ayers
Released May 1973
Recorded April 5, 1973 – April 8, 1973 at Sound Ideas Studios, New York City, New York, US
Genre R&B, soul, funk, jazz
Length 36:03
Label Polydor PD-5048
Producer Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers chronology
Red, Black and Green
Virgo Red
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Allmusic 4.5/5 stars


  Music from the Original Motion Picture "Coffy" is a soundtrack produced, composed, and arranged by Roy Ayers. It was released in 1973 on Polydor Records and peaked at number 31 on the jazz albums chart.


Track listing

All songs written by Roy Ayers, except by "End of Sugarman" Ayers and Harry Whitaker. Lyrics to "Coffy Is the Color", "King George" and "Shining Symbol" written by Carl Clay; lyrics to "Coffy Baby" written by Roselle Weaver.

No. Title Vocals Length
1. "Coffy Is the Color" Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Ayers, Wayne Garfield 2:58
2. "Priscilla's Theme"   3:53
3. "King George" Roy Ayers 2:55
4. "Aragon"   2:52
5. "Coffy Sauna"   2:13
6. "King's Last Ride"   1:05
7. "Coffy Baby" Dee Dee Bridgewater 2:23
8. "Brawling Broads"   2:40
9. "Escape"   2:14
10. "Shining Symbol" Wayne Garfield 3:49
11. "Exotic Dance"   3:14
12. "Making Love"   2:45
13. "Vittroni's Theme – King Is Dead"   1:58
14. "End of Sugarman"   1:04



Music score composed, arranged and conducted by Roy Ayers; orchestrations by Harry Whitaker.

  • Harry Whitaker - Electric piano, organ, harpsichord, piano
  • Billy Nichols, Bob Rose - Guitar
  • Richard Davis - Acoustic and electric bass
  • Dennis Davis - Drums
  • William King - Bongos, congas, percussion
  • Cecil Bridgewater - Trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jon Faddis - Trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Wayne Andre, Garnett Brown - Trombone
  • Peter Dimitriades, Harry Lookofsky, Irving Spice, Emanuel Vardi - Strings
  • Denise "Dee Dee" Bridgewater - Vocals on "Coffy Is the Color" and "Coffy Baby"
  • Wayne Garfield - Vocals on "Coffy Is the Color" and "Shining Symbol"
  • Roy Ayers - Vocals on "Coffy Is the Color" and "King George"



Chart (1973) Peak
Billboard Jazz LPs 31




Roy Ayers - Coffy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

U.S. Polydor PD 5048 stereo (1973).

This record for sale is a modern re-press of the original first released in 1973.

Album produced by Roy Ayers.

The vinyl record has remained in excellent condition.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are clean, unmarked, and free from tears, stains or stickers.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has a strong, undamaged spine, displaying very clear, printed script.

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