RAMP were an American soul-funk band from Cincinnati that released the album Come Into Knowledge on ABC Blue Thumb in 1977. The nameplate was an acronym for Roy Ayers Music Productions. Members: John Manuel (drums), Landy Shores (guitar), Nate White (bass), Sharon Matthews (vocals), Sibel Thrasher (vocals), Kia Bennett (vocals), Desiree Jordan (vocals) Discography: Come […]

Eighties Ladies

Eighties Ladies was an American soul-pop act assembled by producer Roy Ayers. The project yielded the album Ladies of the ’80s on Ayer’s Uno Melodic Records in 1980. Vocalist Sylvia Striplin subsequently recorded a solo album. Members: Sylvia Striplin, Susan Beaubian, Marva Hicks, Vivian Prince, Denie Corbett Discography: Ladies of the ’80s (1980)