Bob James ‎– Touchdown

Tappan Zee Records ‎– JC 35594, Columbia ‎– JC 35594
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold

Companies, etc.



2nd pressing with printed UPC code, an earlier cover (which has no UPC code printed)
may have an UPC sticker added Touchdown

Reissued also with a different UPC (0 74643 55941 02) Touchdown

Columbia, Santa Maria pressing.
Gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side A, on label): AL 35594
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix side B, on label): BL 35594
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): AL35594-2F S| 2 B-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): BL 35594-2E S| E-3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643559416
  • Barcode: 0 7464-35594-1

Other Versions (5 of 35) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
25AP 1184 Bob James Touchdown(LP, Album, Mas) Tappan Zee Records 25AP 1184 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
CBS 83175 Bob James Touchdown(LP, Album, RE) CBS, Tappan Zee Records CBS 83175 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ASF 2241 Bob James Touchdown(LP, Album) CBS ASF 2241 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-9931 Bob James Touchdown(CD, Album, RM) KOCH Entertainment KOC-CD-9931 US 2005 Sell This Version
JC 35594 Bob James Touchdown(LP, Album, Gat) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia JC 35594 US 1978 Sell This Version


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October 13, 2018
Get this album for carribean nights alone, absolute brilliant piece of laid back jazz/funk. The rest of album is decent as well especially angela the theme from the tv series taxi.


September 12, 2014
Identical release labeled as PC 35594.
Runout (etched) side 1: <B*AO> AL 35594 G1B G1P
Runout (etched) side 2: (H*AP) P BL-35594-G2G
US pressing. Label and cover otherwise identical.


June 11, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

It may be commercial, but Touchdown is an outstanding example of the late-70s/early-80s fusion sound. The album gathers together a veritable who's who of top-notch session musicians of the time, including well-known players like Ron Carter; Steve Gadd; Gary King; Eric Gale; Hiram Bullock; Mongo Santamaria; Ralph MacDonald; Jon Faddis; Randy Brecker; David Sanborn; Hubert Laws; Idris Muhammad. There're even photos of each of them inside the gatefold cover, a feature pretty much unheard of in this tightly-produced and packaged genre.

Each track has a strong hook; they build upon engaging instrumentation and flawless production that rewards headphone listening. Bob James may have composed all the tracks, but they succeed thru the supremely talented cast of artists assembled. Like everything else, they just don't make em like they used to. Highly recommended.