WARNING: This show is NOT smooth.

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 1978 set; the 1979 set will be released on Monday. 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 Weather Report - River People
00:04 Jaroslav Jakubovic - Wild & Crazy
00:08 Bob James - Touchdown
00:14 Woody Shaw - It All Comes Back To You
00:24 Ramsey Lewis - All The Way
00:28 Willie Bobo - Keep That Same Old Feeling
00:33 Maynard Ferguson - Theme From Battlestar Galactica
00:39 Rodney Franklin - I Like the Music Make It Hot
00:44 Dexter Gordon Quartet - Ltd
00:51 Tom Scott - Nite Creatures
00:55 Billy Cobham - Bolinas
00:59 Stan Getz - Club 7 & Other Wild Places
01:08 The Heath Brothers - Mellowdrama
01:14 Steve Khan - Some Down Time
01:19 Ronnie Foster - Easier Said Than Done
01:24 Stéphane Grappelli - Uptown Dance
01:30 Bobby Hutcherson - Secrets Of Love

    Jazz, jazz fusion, funk, soul
    • 120 bpm
    • Key: G
    • Milwaukee, United States
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