Nabil Ayers – My Life in the Sunshine

Jun 2, 2022 | Uncategorized

The Not Old Better Show, Author Interview Series

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast.  Today’s show is brought to you by MD Hearing.

I’m Paul Vogelzang and you’re listening to some “post-bop jazz,” the style of music played by jazz impresario, the jazz vibraphonist turned funk-and-R&B icon, Roy Ayers. Roy Ayers, music, and jazz factor into our show prominently today because we are joined in just a moment by Nabil Ayers, son of Roy Ayers and Nabil’s mother, Louise Braufman, who met Roy in 1970 and soon asked him to have a child with an understanding: The musician would never have to father the boy emotionally or financially.

Our guest today, Nabil Ayers, the son of famed musician Roy Ayers, joins us to explore their unusual relationship in his new memoir,My Life in the Sunshine.  Generously, Nabil Ayers has offered a reading to our Not Old Better Show audience, and let’s listen to Nabil read from his new memoir, “My Life in the Sunshine,” and his “Straight Outta Compton with his dad and his father’s hit song, his 1976 hit “Everybody Loves the Sunshine.” 

That of course is our guest today, US General Manager for Record Label, 4AD, musician, writer, and now, a new job title, author of the wonderful new book, ‘My Life in The Sunshine.’

My thanks to our sponsor today, MD Hearing…whether listening to our podcast, great jazz by Roy Ayers, or just talking in a crowded restaurant, Go to and use promo code NOB. Get to know the MDHearing family and check out our show notes for direct links and more about sponsor MD Hearing.  My thanks to Nabil Ayers and his generous time, reading, and insights today.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience on radio and podcast.  Please be well, be safe, and let’s respect and honor all and eliminate assault on our people by eliminating assault rifles.  Thanks, everybody and I’ll see you next week here on