One (Bob James album)

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One
BobJames One.jpg
Studio album by Bob James
ReleasedJune 4, 1974
RecordedFebruary–April 1974
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
GenreJazz, pop
Length33:58
LabelCTI
ProducerCreed Taylor
Bob James chronology
Explosions
(1965)
One
(1974)
Two
(1975)

One is the second solo album by jazz keyboardist Bob James. It was an important album in the early smooth jazz genre and is famous for its end track, "Nautilus", which became important to hip hop as one of the most sampled tracks in American music.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide2/5 stars[2]

Released on April 17, 1974 this album charted at number two on the Jazz Album Charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Valley of the Shadows" (James) – 9:42
  2. "In the Garden" (Johann Pachelbel) – 3:06
  3. "Soulero" (James, Richard Evans) – 3:22
  4. "Night on Bald Mountain" (Modest Mussorgsky) – 5:51
  5. "Feel Like Making Love" (Gene McDaniels) – 6:40
  6. "Nautilus" (James) – 5:08

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 85
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 48
Billboard Top Jazz Albums[3] 2

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US
1974 "Feel Like Makin' Love" 88

Samples & Covers[edit]

Soul II Soul Sampled "Nautilus" on a remix version of the song "Jazzie's Groove" in the early 90's

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. Bob James: One > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 111. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ a b c "Bob James US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  4. ^ "Bob James US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-13.