Bob James Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982

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  • 1. Nautilus
  • 2. Valley Of The Shadows
  • 3. Farandole (L'arlesienne Suite #2)
  • 4. (Take Me To The) Mardi Gras
  • 5. You're As Right As Rain
  • 6. One Mint Julep
  • 7. Storm King
  • 8. Tappan Zee
  • 9. Treasure Island
  • 10. Heads
  • 11. Night Crawler
  • 12. Westchester Lady (Live)
  • 13. Caribbean Nights
  • 14. I Want To Thank You (Very Much)
  • 15. Angela (Theme From "Taxi")
  • 16. Look-Alike
  • 17. Sign Of The Times
  • 18. The Steamin' Feelin'
  • 19. Love Lips
  • 20. Shamboozie
  • 21. Spunky
  • 22. (Take Me To The) Mardi Gras (7-inch version) [CD only]

Unmissable 21-track gatefold collection focussing on the funkiest side of jazz keyboardist Bob James!

 

Legendary keyboardist and composer Bob James is one of the major architects of the '70s jazz-funk sound, and is also notorious among a younger generation raised on hip hop. His early albums have been plundered for samples countless times, and his tunes "Nautilus" and "(Take Me To The) Mardi Gras" are two of the most revered b-boy classics, acknowledged as musical foundations of the hip hop movement!

Fans of rappers Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, Arrested Development, De La Soul and EDM/house music stars Royksopp, Moodymann and Dmitri From Paris will hear familiar themes as this compilation lays bare the sources of some of their biggest hits.