Two is the second album by jazz keyboardist Bob James. The album is the second of a series of jazz-funk classics (along with One, Three and BJ4). Released in 1975, the album charted at number two on the Jazz Album Charts. The track "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" is one of the most widely used tracks in hip-hop breakbeat samples. Take Me to the Mardi Gras" (Paul Simon) – 5:50. I Feel a Song (In My Heart)" (Tony Camillo, Mary Sawyer) – 5:26. The Golden Apple" (Bob James) – 7:20.
Bob James explained the genesis of the distinctive cowbell break: Ralph MacDonald is the guy playing the cowbell on the intro. It wasn’t anything that was really thought about or heavily planned. We were just improvising in the studio and trying to establish a carnival type of mood before the melody came in. We wanted to just let the rhythm section do their thing. But the way the record got mixed, the cowbell part is really prominent. I’m sure lots of rappers were just looking for a loop to rap over and the tempo for it was just right
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This is a label variation which shows the album title "Bob James Two" above the artist "Bob James. Released in a laminated gatefold sleeve. Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, December 1974 & January 1975. Bob James - Take Me to the Mardi Gras 8:21. Bob James - Two (Full Album, 1975) 38:25. I Feel A Song (In My Heart) Bob James(feat. Bob James - The Golden Apple HQ 7:17. Bob James - Farandole 8:21. Bob James - You're As Right As Rain 5:30.
Sample appears at 1:17 (and throughout).
Bob James Dancing On The Water (with Chuck Loeb). Bob James Zebra Man /club15080467.
|A||Take Me To The Mardi Gras
Written-By – P. Simon*
|B||Take Me To The Mardi Gras (UB Edit)
Edited By – The Undercover BrotherWritten-By – Bob James
|CTI 304||Bob James||Take Me To The Mardi Gras (7", Blu)||Get On Down||CTI 304||US||2015|
|CTI 304||Bob James||Take Me To The Mardi Gras (7", Pur)||Get On Down||CTI 304||US||2015|
|CTI 304||Bob James||Take Me To The Mardi Gras (7", Red)||Get On Down||CTI 304||US||2015|