1975 Bob James – Two

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.


1  Take Me to the Mardi Gras (Paul Simon) 05:49
2  I Feel a Song (In My Heart) (Mary Sawyer; Tony Camillo) 05:27
3  The Golden Apple (Bob James) 07:19
4  Farandole (L’Arlesienne Suite #2) (Georges Bizet) 08:25
5  You’re As Right As Rain (Linda Creed; Thom Bell) 05:28
6  Dream Journey (Bob James) 05:55



BassEric Gales
Electric PianoBob James
OrganBob James
SynthesizerBob James
FlugelhornJohn Frosk
FlugelhornLew Soloff
FlugelhornMarvin Stamm
FlugelhornRandy Brecker
FlugelhornVictor Paz
French HornAl Richmond
French HornJim Buffington
French HornPeter Gordon
ClarinetEddie Daniels
SaxEddie Daniels
TrumpetJohn Frosk
TrumpetLew Soloff
TrumpetMarvin Stamm
TrumpetRandy Brecker
TrumpetVictor Paz
PercussionArthur Jenkins
PercussionRalph MacDonald
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsPatti Austin
Background VocalsZachary Sanders

Other Musicians

1 Take Me to the Mardi Gras

GuitarEric Gale
ClarinetEddie Daniels
TromboneTony Studd

2 I Feel a Song (In My Heart)

GuitarEric Gale
VocalsPatti Austin

3 The Golden Apple

BassGary King
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarRichard Resnicoff

4 Farandole (L’Arlesienne Suite #2)

GuitarEric Gale
FluteHubert Laws

5 You’re As Right As Rain

GuitarRichard Resnicoff


Cello – Alan Shulman, Alla Goldberg, Anthony Sophos, George Ricci, Jesse Levy, Seymour Barab, Warren Lash
Violin – Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Glickman, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Matthew Raimondi, Max Ellen, Paul Gershman

Liner Notes

Producer – Creed Taylor
Arranged By – Bob James
Conductor – Bob James
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

Design – Bob Ciano
Photography By – Gene Laurents

Recorded At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Lacquer Cut At Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Phonographic Copyright (p) Creed Taylor, Inc.
Copyright (c) Creed Taylor, Inc.
Distributed By Motown Record Corporation