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Doo-Bop was jazz innovator Miles Davis' final studio album, which would have marked the beginning of the artist's turn to hip-hop-oriented tracks. However, Davis died on September 28, 1991, before the album was completed. Only six tunes for the album had been completed. To finish off the album, producer Easy Mo Bee was asked to take some of the unreleased trumpet performances (stemming from what Davis called the RubberBand Session), and build tracks that Miles 'would have loved' around the recordings. The album's posthumous songs (as stated in the liner notes) are "High Speed Chase" and "Fantasy." A reprise of the song "Mystery" rounded out the album's nine-track length.

The project stemmed from Davis sitting in his New Yorkmarker apartment in the summer with the windows open, listening to the sound of the streets. He wanted to record an album of music that captured these sounds. In early 1991, Davis called up his friend Russell Simmons and asked him to find some young producers who could help create this kind of music, leading to Davis' collaboration with Easy Mo Bee. The result of this collaboration, Doo-Bop, was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 30, 1992, and received mixed reviews. The album won the 1993 Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance

Track listing

All tracks composed by Miles Davis and Easy Mo Bee; except where indicated

Side one

  1. "Mystery"
  2. "The Doo Bop Song"
  3. "Chocolate Chip" (Davis, Easy Mo Bee, Donald Hepburn)
  4. "High Speed Chase" (Davis, Easy Mo Bee, Larry Mizell)


Side two

  1. "Blow"
  2. "Sonya"
  3. "Fantasy"
  4. "Duke Booty"
  5. "Mystery (Reprise)"



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