Nautilus (song)

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Song by Bob James
from the album One
GenreSmooth jazz, jazz fusion
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]



  1. ^ "Sample Stories with Bob James – A Hip Hop History". Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. ^ "The Dire Plight Of The Chambered Nautilus And The Healthier Appreciation Of Bob James' "Nautilus"". Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  3. ^ "Master Sounds 98.3 (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas) by shadowboxing | Discogs Lists". 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)