The ultimate selection of tunes by one of the best funky organ players of recent years! Way back when the Desco crowd were still playing their close-n-plays, James Taylor was part of the British rare groove scene – working through the mod moves of the mid 80s, into a funkier 70s sound as the 90s approached. Taylor had a pivotal role in the development of the music called "acid jazz", but also had a far-reaching talent that took him from the Hammond-driven grooves of Jimmy Smith and Jack McDuff, into spacious territory of 70s groovers like Johnny Hammond and Charles Earland. The package is a wonderful one – 2 CDs containing a total of 35 tunes, spanning sounds that include blacksploitation funk, organ soul jazz, funky club groovers, and even some great straight soul tunes. Titles include "Stepping Into My Life" and "Love Will Keep Us Together", with Allison Limerick on vocals, "Love The Life", "See A Brighter Day", and "Hope & Pray", with Noel McKoy on vocals – and the instrumentals "Blow Up", "Car Chase", "The Spyder", "Theme From Starsky & Hutch", "Europa
", "Vanishing Point", "In The Hand Of The Inevitable", "Senouci", "Mr C", "Faster Pussycat", "Message From Sicily", "Down By The River", "Theme From Tomorrow People", and "Higher World".
(Out of print.)