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Ronnie Laws  - The Best of Ronnie Laws
Ronnie Laws - The Best of Ronnie Laws
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: treborps
Ronnie Laws-Every Generation
Ronnie Laws-Every Generation
Published: 2011/01/01
Channel: Boblet233
Ronnie Laws - Friends & Strangers (Full Album)
Ronnie Laws - Friends & Strangers (Full Album)
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Albarn Tyme
RONNIE LAWS, ALWAYS THERE, ORIGINAL  VERSION,
RONNIE LAWS, ALWAYS THERE, ORIGINAL VERSION,
Published: 2008/06/27
Channel: SMOTH1PRODUCTIONS
Ronnie Laws - Friends & Strangers (Slayd5000)
Ronnie Laws - Friends & Strangers (Slayd5000)
Published: 2010/12/01
Channel: Slayd5000
Ronnie Laws Friends and Strangers 1977
Ronnie Laws Friends and Strangers 1977
Published: 2012/12/16
Channel: aquarianrealm
Debra and Ronnie Laws - Very Special
Debra and Ronnie Laws - Very Special
Published: 2012/03/05
Channel: Deidra Green
Ronnie Laws - Mr Magic
Ronnie Laws - Mr Magic
Published: 2009/03/09
Channel: livegigvideo1
Ronnie Laws - Stay Still (And Let Me Love You) - 1976
Ronnie Laws - Stay Still (And Let Me Love You) - 1976
Published: 2012/01/22
Channel: magrosi65
Ronnie Laws -  Always There - Live (Detroit)
Ronnie Laws - Always There - Live (Detroit)
Published: 2009/07/08
Channel: livegigvideo1
Ronnie Laws - Tidal Wave
Ronnie Laws - Tidal Wave
Published: 2008/08/08
Channel: tuberider1976
Ronnie Laws - Stay Awake
Ronnie Laws - Stay Awake
Published: 2011/05/05
Channel: BeGrooovy
Ronnie Laws "Flame"
Ronnie Laws "Flame"
Published: 2012/12/29
Channel: Lotus4115
Ronnie Laws - Night Breeze (1976)
Ronnie Laws - Night Breeze (1976)
Published: 2011/11/20
Channel: aquarianrealm
Ronnie Laws - Grace - 1978
Ronnie Laws - Grace - 1978
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: magrosi65
Ronnie Laws ・ Young Child
Ronnie Laws ・ Young Child
Published: 2014/08/07
Channel: elwood jp
In The Groove: Ronnie Laws
In The Groove: Ronnie Laws
Published: 2008/03/11
Channel: ariesespo
Love
Love's Victory - Ronnie Laws
Published: 2008/03/13
Channel: RUMnWINE
Ronnie Laws - Every Generation (Extended 12") [with Lyrics]
Ronnie Laws - Every Generation (Extended 12") [with Lyrics]
Published: 2011/08/07
Channel: Calvin's World Of Music
Saturday Evening - Ronnie Laws
Saturday Evening - Ronnie Laws
Published: 2008/05/17
Channel: RUMnWINE
Ronnie Laws_Fever (Album) 1976
Ronnie Laws_Fever (Album) 1976
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Big Brother Beat
AQUI Y AJAZZ, RONNIE LAWS "FRIENDS AND STRANGERS"
AQUI Y AJAZZ, RONNIE LAWS "FRIENDS AND STRANGERS"
Published: 2012/06/06
Channel: Chiqui Rodriguez
Ronnie Laws - Always There (HQ Audio)
Ronnie Laws - Always There (HQ Audio)
Published: 2012/10/08
Channel: Lex
Ronnie Laws - People Make The World Go Round
Ronnie Laws - People Make The World Go Round
Published: 2009/07/07
Channel: livegigvideo1
Always There
Always There
Published: 2016/08/24
Channel: Ronnie Laws - Topic
Ronnie Laws - Solid Ground
Ronnie Laws - Solid Ground
Published: 2008/05/08
Channel: andrzejbombastic
Ronnie Laws -  Mr Magic  - Live (complete)
Ronnie Laws - Mr Magic - Live (complete)
Published: 2011/03/02
Channel: livegigvideo1
Ronnie Laws - Enter Forever
Ronnie Laws - Enter Forever
Published: 2010/08/15
Channel: stereophile1isback
Ronnie Laws - Life In Paradise (1977)
Ronnie Laws - Life In Paradise (1977)
Published: 2012/01/29
Channel: Fintan Walsh
Ronnie Laws - Just As You Are
Ronnie Laws - Just As You Are
Published: 2010/11/04
Channel: Tommytunesz
Ronnie Laws Friends & Strangers.mp4
Ronnie Laws Friends & Strangers.mp4
Published: 2011/02/28
Channel: knightsw1
Ronnie Laws - Listen Here
Ronnie Laws - Listen Here
Published: 2008/04/21
Channel: FunkmassaVip
Ronnie Laws -  Keep On Movin
Ronnie Laws - Keep On Movin'
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Paligap 1
Ronnie Laws - Every Gneration
Ronnie Laws - Every Gneration
Published: 2009/11/11
Channel: lardsah
Debra Laws - Very Special (ft. Ronnie Laws)
Debra Laws - Very Special (ft. Ronnie Laws)
Published: 2012/07/13
Channel: Preserve
Ronnie Laws Karmen
Ronnie Laws Karmen
Published: 2013/10/02
Channel: Cooltropic.
Ronnie Laws-Big Stars
Ronnie Laws-Big Stars
Published: 2011/04/20
Channel: MusicJustForYou
Ronnie Laws Just As You Are
Ronnie Laws Just As You Are
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: InfiniteJazzLounge
CITY GIRL - Ronnie Laws
CITY GIRL - Ronnie Laws
Published: 2009/01/11
Channel: Kandyman1028
Ronnie Laws - Stay Awake w/ Lyrics
Ronnie Laws - Stay Awake w/ Lyrics
Published: 2012/07/09
Channel: georgeallen35m
Ronnie Laws - Saturday Evening
Ronnie Laws - Saturday Evening
Published: 2014/05/27
Channel: MoodSwingerz
Ronnie Laws "Karmen"
Ronnie Laws "Karmen"
Published: 2014/01/19
Channel: EssenceofJazz
STAY AWAKE by Ronnie Laws
STAY AWAKE by Ronnie Laws
Published: 2011/06/16
Channel: helentroy85
Ronnie Laws -  I
Ronnie Laws - I'll Be Leavin'
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: Paligap 1
Catwalk by: Shakatak ft.Ronnie Laws
Catwalk by: Shakatak ft.Ronnie Laws
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: victorwood2k7
Ronnie Laws - Fever Jazz Funk
Ronnie Laws - Fever Jazz Funk
Published: 2014/07/14
Channel: Anna-Rosa Karbal
Ronnie Laws - Tidal Wave - 1975
Ronnie Laws - Tidal Wave - 1975
Published: 2011/09/22
Channel: magrosi65
A FLG Maurepas upload - Ronnie Laws - Mis
A FLG Maurepas upload - Ronnie Laws - Mis' Mary's Place - Jazz Fusion
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: FLG Maurepas
RONNIE LAWS All The Time
RONNIE LAWS All The Time
Published: 2012/06/27
Channel: Ewan Bruce
Ronnie Laws ~ Flame
Ronnie Laws ~ Flame
Published: 2011/02/02
Channel: 2chann
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Ronnie Laws
Birth name Ronald Wayne Laws
Born (1950-10-03) October 3, 1950 (age 67)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Genres Jazz, R&B, funk
Instruments Saxophone, flute
Years active 1972–present
Labels Blue Note, Liberty, Columbia
Associated acts Hubert Laws, Debra Laws, Earth, Wind & Fire
Website www.ronnielawsmusic.net

Ronald Wayne Laws (born October 3, 1950) is an American jazz, R&B, and funk saxophonist. He is the younger brother of jazz flautist Hubert Laws and the older brother of Debra Laws.

Biography[edit]

Laws is the fifth of eight children born to Hubert Laws, Sr. and Miola Luverta Donahue.[1]

Laws attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, for two years. In 1972, Laws joined the fledgling group Earth, Wind & Fire, playing saxophone and flute on their album Last Days and Time. He left the band soon afterwards, long before they achieved their commercial success.

In 1975, he began his solo career with the album Pressure Sensitive, which yielded his most famous instrumental song, "Always There." The song became an instant jazz-funk classic, covered by numerous artists.

In 1978 he released the album titled Flame under United Artists Records and from it a 12" single was released called "All for You," as well as additional tracks (from previous albums) entitled "Let's Keep it Together" and "Nuthin' 'bout Nuthin." The 12" single was his first issued in the UK as well as the US, and paved the way for this format to be used for promoting artists' work at the time without the need to obtain the full LP.

Apart from playing saxophone, Laws also sings. Notable vocals include "Every Generation" (1980), "Stay Awake" (1981, included on the album Solid Ground) and "Mr. Nice Guy" (1982). "Stay Awake" reached #19 on the R&B chart, spending 18 weeks on the chart. It is ranked as the 94th biggest R&B hit of 1981.[2]

Laws has also recorded with numerous other artists, including Arthur Adams, Howard Hewett, Brian Culbertson, Ramsey Lewis, Jeff Lorber, Hugh Masekela, Alphonse Mouzon, David Sea, and Sister Sledge. He co-produced and sang backup on his sister's hit song, "Very Special."

A tribute to Ronnie Laws' aforementioned hit, "Always There," was performed in 1999 by a group of musicians including Boney James, Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Kenny Garrett and Larry Carlton at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The performance can be seen on the Casino Lights '99' DVD.

In June 2005, Laws' 1980 LP Every Generation was issued on CD format for the first time. The original tracks are "Young Child," "Never Get Back to Houston," "Every Generation," "Tomorrow," "O.T.B.A.," "Love's Victory," "Thoughts and Memories" and "As One."

Whilst never gaining the popularity in the UK that he has in the US, his music continues to be played by jazz funk and soul stations. Many have argued that Laws has been underrated as a musician in the UK but the die hard fans continue to recognize his ability to play the saxophone, employing the instrument to its full potential.

Discography[edit]

Year Album title Label
1975 Pressure Sensitive Blue Note
1976 Fever Blue Note
1977 Friends & Strangers Blue Note, United Artists
1978 Flame United Artists
1980 Every Generation Liberty, United Artists
1981 Solid Ground Liberty
1982 Mr. Nice Guy Liberty, United Artists
1984 Classic Masters Liberty, United Artists
1986 Mirror Town Columbia
1987 All Day Rhythm Columbia
1989 True Spirit Par
1990 Identity ARD
1992 Deep Soul Par
1995 Brotherhood Intuition
1995 Pressure ARG
1995 Natural Laws Right Stuff
1996 Tribute to Legendary Eddie Harris Blue Note
1998 Portrait of The Isley Brothers: Harvest for... Blue Note
2000 Dream A Little HDH
2001 Ronnie Laws Live Scepterstein
2004 Everlasting HDH
2009 Voices In The Water Century 22 Productions

As sideman[edit]

With Walter Bishop Jr.

With Hubert Laws

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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