James Harris

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Bordering on the mundane, the vista of instrumentalists named James Harris who should not be mistaken for each other springs into lively focus following feature on Fast Food Funkateers, a 1992 effort…
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Bordering on the mundane, the vista of instrumentalists named James Harris who should not be mistaken for each other springs into lively focus following feature on Fast Food Funkateers, a 1992 effort by Slapbak originally released on the Reprise imprint. Quite a large crowd gathered to record this masterwork, not a surprising situation when funk maestro William "Bootsy" Collins is producing and holding the door key. Of relevance to the Harris conundrum mentioned previously is the presence of a large number of folks with this surname among the jammers, all of whom also share given names that start, like the jams themselves, with the letter J. The complete list comprises James Harris, Janine Harris, Jeff Harris, Jara Harris, and Julie Harris. These people ignored the option of putting aside these confusing names in favor of a striking stage name, an option chosen by other participants in the project such as Chainsaw and Krank, not to mention Bootsy, Skippy, and Frosty. Some discographers, possibly in the middle of a breakdown, have credited Janine Harris twice. However, nobody should dismiss outright the possibility that there are two people with this name singing background vocals on "She Never Comes" and "Gimme That Funk." As for James Harris, he is one of four keyboard players on the recording.