In 1978 & 1979, Columbia Records released two promo only double sampler albums for in store plays. They included artists like Bob James, Stanley Clarke, Eric Gale, Maynard Ferguson, Tom Scott and so many more. All would become legends in the Jazz world.
Compiled now of mostly digital reissues, I have recreated those albums as two amazing fusion sets for this holiday weekend. This is the 1979 set; the 1978 set was released this past Friday. It’s a great way to look back to what Columbia Records and their labels were releasing over 40 years ago and how it’s gone on to affect Contemporary Jazz today. Enjoy this one as we continue Sampling The Summer in The Kitchen.
00:00 Bob James - Look-Alike
00:05 Bobbi Humphrey - Love When I'm In Your Arms
00:13 Eric Gale - Lookin' Good
00:20 Maynard Ferguson - Rocky II...Knockout!
00:27 Stanley Clarke - I Wanna Play For You
00:33 Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain
00:39 Freddie Hubbard feat Al Jarreau - Little Sunflower
00:48 The Heath Brothers - Feelin' Dealin'
00:54 Steve Khan - Some Arrows
01:00 Ronnie Foster - You're The One
01:05 Lonnie Liston Smith - A Song For The Children
01:12 Billy Cobham - Bring Up The House Lights
01:17 Tom Scott - Car Wars
01:22 Weather Report - Brown Street
01:29 Woody Shaw - Organ Grinder
01:35 JoAnne Brackeen - Let Me Know
01:39 Bobby Hutcherson - Quiet Fire
01:44 Stan Getz - Street Tattoo