Take Me to the Mardi Gras" is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. It was the fourth single from his third studio album, There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973), released on Columbia Records. Smooth jazz keyboardist Bob James made a instrumental cover of the song for his 1975 album Two, whose intro has since become a widely recognized drum break. The song only charted in the United Kingdom
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.
Take Me to the Mardi Gras" incorporates in its first four measures a bell-and-drum pattern that is one of hip hop's basic breakbeats. It has been sampled by Crash Crew's "Breaking Bells (Take Me to the Mardi Gras)", Run-D. s "Peter Piper", LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells", the Beastie Boys' "Hold it Now, Hit it", Missy Elliott's "Work It", will. am's "I Got it from My Mama", "This Is Me (Urban Remix)"
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Bob James’s career developed during a time when radio ruled, records sold, and Roberta Flack had the country’s number one song. Things were different then. Popular music was changing, and over in New York, kids were priming themselves for a burgeoning hip-hop scene. James was thirty-five by 1974 and had just released his first solo album on CTI Records. His subsequent projects for the label were both commercially successful LPs and unsung flops. Regardless of units sold, it was those very records that would lay the foundational sound for some of hip-hop’s most coveted records. Of course, for a song like Take Me to Mardi Gras, they have to get permission from Paul Simon’s publishing company too, since I didn’t write it. Technically, I just control the recording of my version. So something like that is more of a joint effort, but that’s rare.
Performer:Bob James Genre: Jazz Title: Take Me To The Mardi Gras Released: 2015 Style: Jazz-Funk MP3 version ZIP size: 1780 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1286 mb Rating: 4.1 Votes: 829 Other Formats: ADX MMF AHX MIDI ASF MOD AIFF
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