Bob James records need to be continually revisited. The funk 45 fad left most fusion jazz records in the dust, but recently it appears that fusion is getting the last laugh. Go check out your old Bob James records, you'll probably enjoy them more than ever. This, of course, is Bob James' unexplainable, enigmatic, paradigm-shifting "Take Me To The Mardi Gras." Easily one of the top 5 breaks tracks of all time. Forget that you've heard it sampled to death and Bob James is a funky Paul Schaeffer. Doubles of this can get any head nodding. Hard enough for beat enthusiasts and abstract enough for kids who shop at Other Music. Supposedly Biz Markie has got a CTI 12" of Mardi Gras, but word among beat heads is that shit don't even exist cuz nobody's ever seen his copy.
- clear colored 7" vinyl pressing
- side A contains the original 1975 album version
- side B contains a live 2018 jazz trio recording
- limited edition of 1500
- music label: Evosound 2021
reviewed by the mgmnt 05/2010