Two of a Kind (Earl Klugh and Bob James album)

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Two of a Kind is the second album by Earl Klugh and Bob James, released in 1982. The album received a nomination for Best Selling Jazz Album at the NARM Awards in 1983,[2] and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard's Jazz Charts in January 1983.[3]

Two of a Kind
Bob James - Two of a Kind Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1982 (1982)
StudioMinot Studios, White Plains, New York
GenreSmooth jazz
Length37:48
LabelManhattan
ProducerEarl Klugh, Bob James
Earl Klugh and Bob James chronology
One on One
(1979)
Two of a Kind
(1982)
Cool
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Critical receptionEdit

Ron Wynn of AllMusic writes, "Keyboardist Bob James and acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh struck gold with this session."[1]

Billboard's Top Album Picks for the week ending 11 June 1982 listed Two of a Kind in the Jazz section.[4]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Falcon"Bob James8:52
2."Whiplash"
  • Harvey Mason
  • Michael Lang
5:28
3."Sandstorm"Earl Klugh5:39
4."Where I Wander"Earl Klugh6:51
5."Ingênue"Bob James3:06
6."Wes"Earl Klugh7:52
Total length:37:48

MusiciansEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Producer – Bob James, Earl Klugh
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Joe Jorgensen
  • Assistant Engineer – Ron Carran
  • Assistant Engineer – Bruce Robbins
  • Mastered By – Vladimir Meller
  • Microphotography By – John Paul Endress
  • Portrait Photography By – David Gahr
  • Design – Bob Heimall
  • Production Coordinator – Marion Orr
  • Art Direction, Design Concept – Peter Paul

Track information and credits adapted from Discogs[5] and AllMusic.[6] Track information and credits also verified from the album's liner notes.[7]

ChartsEdit

Chart (1982–83) Peak
position
Billboard Top LPs & Tape[8] 44
Best Selling Jazz LPs (Billboard)[9] 1
Top Black LPs (Billboard)[10] 23

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Wynn, Ron. Bob James & Earl Klugh - Two of a Kind at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  2. ^ Grein, Paul (12 February 1983). "New Act Vie For NARM Prizes". Billboard. e5 Global Media. p. 64. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  3. ^ Grein, Paul (8 January 1983). "Dr. Gaye Finds A Cure; Hall & Oates Gain Votes". Billboard. e5 Global Media. p. 73. Retrieved 12 October 2010.
  4. ^ Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 1982-11-06. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Earl Klugh & Bob James – Two Of A Kind". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved 15 February 2020. D 102533
  6. ^ "Earl Klugh & Bob James – Two Of A Kind". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 15 February 2020. D 102533
  7. ^ Two Of A Kind (liner notes). Earl Klugh & Bob James. Manhattan. 1982. D 102533.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Earl Klugh Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. 10 December 1982. Retrieved 14 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Best Selling Jazz LPs". Billboard. Vol. 95 no. 1. 8 January 1983. p. 59. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Earl Klugh Chart History – Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. 14 January 1983. Retrieved 14 February 2020.