• the very best of tappan zee records  (double CD, £10.95)

    Tappan Zee Records is a label founded by Jazz keyboard player Bob James. Robinsongs is very proud to release a Definitive Double CD of their finest releases.  The package features six Bob James cuts including the haunting ‘Angela’ - the theme from the TV series Taxi, ‘Brighton By The Sea’ written by and featuring Saxophonist Grover Washington Jr and ‘Westchester Lady’ from “Bob James 3”, probably the most well-known Bob James album.  Also included on this package is the full-length version of ‘Black Is The Color’ by Wilbert Longmire - a Jazz Funk Classic - and there are three other tracks by Wilbert Longmire featured: ‘Love’s Holiday’ - a cover of the Earth Wind & Fire classic, ‘Good Morning’ and ‘Take Your Time’ - taken from Taxi TV series.  Richard Tee & Mark Colby also feature heavily with four tracks apiece.  Bob James also recorded with guitarist Earl Klugh, and one of two tracks featured on this package include the outstanding ‘Kari’ which was taken from their “One On One” album.  Other Tappan Zee artists that feature are guitarist Steve Khan, Joanne Brackeen and The Allen Harris Band.  Sleeve notes by Charles Waring of MOJO & Record Collector.  TRACK LISTING: DISC ONE 1. TAPPAN ZEE – Bob James 2. BLACK IS THE COLOUR - Wilbert Longmire 3. FIRST LOVE – Richard Tee 4. SERPENTINE FIRE – Mark Colby 5. NIGHTCRAWLER – Bob James 6. DARLIN’ DARLIN’ BABY – Steve Khan 7. KARI - Bob James & Earl Klugh 8. ON AND ON – Mark Colby 9. GOOD MORNING - Wilbert Longmire 10.TELL IT LIKE IT IS – Richard Tee 11.LET ME KNOW – Joanne Brackeen 12.WATERMELON MAN - Mongo Santamaria / DISC TWO 1. WESTCHESTER LADY – Bob James 2. JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA – Richard Tee 3. LOVE’S HOLIDAY - Wilbert Longmire 4. OCEANS BETWEEN US - Allen Harris Band 5. BRIGHTON BY THE SEA – Bob James 6. SOME PUNK FUNK – Steve Khan 7. SKAT TALK – Mark Colby 8. EVERYDAY – Richard Tee 9. SIGN OF THE TIMES – Bob James 10. I’LL NEVER SEE YOU SMILE AGAIN - Bob James & Earl Klugh 11. PEACE OF MIND – Mark Colby 12.TAKE YOUR TIME - Wilbert Longmire 13.ANGELA–THEME FROM TAXI - Bob James

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