Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bob James - Sign Of The Times (1981)

Right now I'm listening to Sign Of The Times, Bob James' LP from 1981. It features three tracks written by Rod Temperton, who also arranged the LP and played synthesizer.

The title track, aka today's joint, was later sampled by De La Soul, Warren G, and Nate Dogg.

- Dyn-O-Mite

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