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Bob James

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Bob James (born December 25, 1939 in Marshall, Missouri) is a smooth jazz keyboardist, arranger and producer.

Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured soloists, who add a jazz touch to his sound (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.).Two of James' songs – "Nautilus" from 1974's One and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" from 1975's Two – are among the most sampled in hip hop history. "Nautilus" has been most famously sampled in Eric B. & Rakim's "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em", Run-D.M.C.'s "Beats to the Rhyme", Ghostface Killah's "Daytona 500" and Jeru the Damaja's "My Mind Spray" amongst many others and the notes of "Nautilus'" bassline were played on a keyboard for Slick Rick's "Children's Story".

Nautilus

Westchester Lady

Taxi TV Show Opening Theme Season One 1978

Bob James - Angela ( Theme from Taxi )

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Westchester Lady is a terrific cut - one of my all-time favorites. :thumbsup:

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