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The Very Best Of - Bob James Import

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2009 two CD release, the ultimate retrospective of one of the most widely respected, influential and successful Jazz artists of the last 30 years. Packaged in a deluxe digipak with a 32-page full color booklet including many rare photos, extensive notes and an interview with Bob James conducted last year by respected journalist Charles Waring. 26 tracks including 'Angela (Theme from Taxi)'. Salvo.

1. Nautilus
2. Feel Like Makin' Love
3. Night on Bald Mountain
4. Take Me to the Mardi Gras
5. Westchester Lady
6. Storm King
7. Tappan Zee
8. Heads
9. Angela (Theme from Taxi)
10. Sun Runner
11. Blue Lick
12. The Afterglow (W/ Earl Klugh)
13. Thoroughbred
14. Sparkling New York
15. Touchdown (Live)
16. The Steamin' Feelin'
17. Shamboozie
18. Fireball
19. New York Mellow
20. Legacy
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Salvo
  • ASIN: B001T1JIQG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,352 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria Wellington on December 6, 2012
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This collection takes me back to the good old days of Bob James in the late 70s and the 2nd cd introduces newer material. I'm happy to be listening to both. Gave one to my brother as well and he says the same thing!
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There's a period in the Seventies when the big jazz names started recording the kind of music many fans sneered at.

But those with open ears found time for the easier sounds, expertly played by artists like Donald Byrd, George Benson, Grover Washington Jnr and Earl Klugh. Never considered 'hip', but played in lots of scenarios everywhere around the world during a certain period in musical history.

This is where you find Bob James. Smooth, melodic, cool. You'll know a lot of the tunes here; you might be surprised when you think hard about where you may have first heard them.

And let us not forget that 'Taxi' is one of the best half dozen TV themes every recorded.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Moreasy on May 10, 2009
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For me it's just a great trip down memory lane after a long while of not listening to this kind of music.
This double cd is packed with great funky jazz tunes that have the 1980's written all over them, great to play loud in your car and bump your head to. Or for a nice smooth evening at home with your girlfriend/boyfriend.
Some songs will sound very familiar to a lot of people, that's because the were pillaged by the rap scene who sampled them to exhaustion.
But the originals are by no means exhausting.
Four stars.
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Has all his great music on a two disc set. He was one of the original smooth jazz artists. Best known for the title music to the sitcom "Taxi."
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By Froggie on November 30, 2013
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This is a great compilation of his earlier music. This was when he was a founder of the jazz fusion trend.
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