Nautilus (song)

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"Nautilus"
Single by Bob James
from the album One
Released 1974
Genre Smooth jazz
Length 5:08
Label CTI Records
Songwriter(s) Bob James
Producer(s) Creed Taylor
Bob James singles chronology
"Feel Like Makin' Love"
(1974)
"Nautilus"
(1974)
"Soulero"
(1974)

"Feel Like Makin' Love"
(1974)
"Nautilus"
(1974)
"Soulero"
(1974)

"Nautilus" is the sixth and final track on the 1974 album, One, by the jazz musician Bob James.

Background and recording[edit]

The title comes from producer Creed Taylor remarking that the tones were reminiscent of the sounds of a submerging submarine.[1][2]

Sampling[edit]

"Nautilus" is famous as being one of the most sampled songs in hip hop history. Some of the hip hop songs that have sampled or interpolated this song include

Additionally, the music video for the Mary J. Blige track "Deep Inside" contains an interlude which samples the song. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince interpolate the song in "Jazzy's Groove." The song is in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the radio station Master Sounds 98.3.

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