Bob James

Real Name:
Robert McElhiney James
Profile:
American keyboardist, singer, songwriter, producer and music arranger. He was born December 25, 1939 in Marshall, Missouri. Father of singer / songwriter Hilary James.
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CTIC 6043, CTIC-6043 One — Bob James Bob James One (Album) CTI Records CTIC 6043, CTIC-6043 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
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CTI 6057 S1 Two — Bob James Bob James Two (Album) CTI Records CTI 6057 S1 US 1975 Sell This Version
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CTI 6063 Three — Bob James Bob James Three (Album) CTI Records CTI 6063 US 1976 Sell This Version
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CTI 7074 BJ4 — Bob James Bob James BJ4 (Album) CTI Records CTI 7074 US 1977 Sell This Version
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S CBS 82261, CBS 82261 Heads — Bob James Bob James Heads (Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia S CBS 82261, CBS 82261 UK 1977 Sell This Version
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25KP 365 Touchdown — Bob James Bob James Touchdown (Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia, Tappan Zee Records, Columbia 25KP 365 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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CBS 83931 One On One — Bob James Bob James & Earl Klugh Bob James & Earl Klugh - One On One (Album) Tappan Zee Records CBS 83931 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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JC 36056 Lucky Seven — Bob James Bob James Lucky Seven (Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia JC 36056 US 1979 Sell This Version
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SBP 237454 H — Bob James Bob James H (Album) Tappan Zee Records SBP 237454 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
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25AP 2257 Street Sketches - Bob James Hits 2 — Bob James Bob James Street Sketches - Bob James Hits 2 (Comp, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2257 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
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C2X 36786 All Around The Town — Bob James Bob James All Around The Town (Album) Columbia, Tappan Zee Records C2X 36786 US 1981 Sell This Version
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FC 37495 Sign Of The Times — Bob James Bob James Sign Of The Times (Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia FC 37495 US 1981 Sell This Version
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AS 1299 Bob James/Dave Herman Interview — Bob James Bob James Bob James/Dave Herman Interview(LP, Promo) Tappan Zee Records AS 1299 US 1981 Sell This Version
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40-85848 Hands Down — Bob James Bob James Hands Down (Album) Tappan Zee Records 40-85848 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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SMAS-12244 Two Of A Kind — Bob James Earl Klugh And Bob James Earl Klugh And Bob James - Two Of A Kind (Album) Capitol Records SMAS-12244 US 1982 Sell This Version
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25KP 1012 Foxie — Bob James Bob James Foxie (Album) Tappan Zee Records 25KP 1012 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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FCT 38678 The Genie: Themes & Variations From The TV Series Bob James The Genie: Themes & Variations From The TV Series "Taxi" (Album) Columbia, Tappan Zee Records FCT 38678 US 1983 Sell This Version
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25KP 1039 The Swan — Bob James Bob James The Swan (Album) CBS/Sony, Tappan Zee Records 25KP 1039 Hong Kong 1984 Sell This Version
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MK 39540 Rameau — Bob James Bob James Rameau (Album) CBS Masterworks MK 39540 US 1984 Sell This Version
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FC 39580 12 — Bob James Bob James 12 (Album) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia FC 39580 Nigeria 1984 Sell This Version
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4-25393 Double Vision — Bob James Bob James & David Sanborn Bob James & David Sanborn - Double Vision (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 4-25393 US 1986 Sell This Version
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25495-1 Obsession — Bob James Bob James Obsession (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 25495-1 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
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OPCD-3104, OPCD 3104 Nightwind — Bob James Mike Lawrence With Herbie Hancock, Bob James Mike Lawrence With Herbie Hancock, Bob James - Nightwind (Album) Optimism Incorporated OPCD-3104, OPCD 3104 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
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M 44519 The Scarlatti Dialogues — Bob James Bob James The Scarlatti Dialogues (Album) CBS Masterworks M 44519 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
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925 757-2 Ivory Coast — Bob James Bob James Ivory Coast (Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 757-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version

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superaudiocdman

superaudiocdman

December 6, 2021
Sampling is intelectually lazy and cheap.. simply put it is not something to be lauded or praised. Bob James does not need his music to be sampled for it to be finally recognized.
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professormouse

professormouse

August 21, 2020
edited over 2 years ago
I read an article not so long ago about someone who did a track known as the 'DNA of Hip-Hop',
and it was this guy.
If this is elevator music then.
Where do you apply to be the door operator ?
notec

notec

November 14, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
cliched in his approach to jazz, jazz fusion, "smooth jazz" razamanaz or whatever elevator/dentist office you may hear this in....
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Bourbonman

Bourbonman

December 18, 2008
Bob James is great. You should pick up all his albums from the 70's. Proper Jazz Fusion blended with funk.
He has been sampled by millions of house artists. Especially the track "Take Me To Mardi Gras". But he might be most known for his track Nautilus which was redone by Nuyorican Soul aka Masters At Work for their 1996 album.
It is a lot of gold to choose from, and some of it can work dance-floors. So if funk is your thing, Bob James discography is worth a peek in. To me personally he is a legend.
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