Roy Davis, Jr.

On Chicago Forever, legendary producer Roy Davis, Jr. infuses various styles into a classic bumping house backdrop. Intensely soulful and full of gospel vibes, with vocals by Terry Dexter, Jeremy "Ayro" Ellis, and Davis himself, it drips syrupy sweet on tracks such as "Heavenly Father" and "My Soul Is Electric." But the album is truly uplifting on instrumentals such as "Nu Roots" where the happy energy seems to be enough to keep you going forever.

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