Nautilus (song)

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"Nautilus"
Song by Bob James
from the album One
Released1974
GenreSmooth jazz, jazz fusion
Length5:08
LabelCTI Records
Songwriter(s)Bob James
Producer(s)Creed Taylor

"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] It is featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the fictional Master Sounds 98.3 FM radio station.[3] It is said to be one of the most sampled tracks in hip hop[4] and is found in at least 352 songs.[5]

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sample Stories with Bob James – A Hip Hop History". Bobjames.com. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. ^ "The Dire Plight Of The Chambered Nautilus And The Healthier Appreciation Of Bob James' "Nautilus"". Theawl.com. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Master Sounds 98.3 (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) by shadowboxing | Discogs Lists". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  4. ^ One Of The Most Sampled Songs In Hip-Hop Now Has A Sequel (Audio), Ambrosia for Heads, July 24, 2018
  5. ^ "Nautilus by Bob James on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2016-06-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)