Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933), also known as “Q“, is an American record producer, actor, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian.
Artist: Quincy Jones
Title: The Dude
Label: A&M Records
Catalog# AMLH 63721
The Dude is a 1981 studio album by American musician and producer Quincy Jones. The album produced three U.S. Top 40 hits. The LP featured the debut of vocalist James Ingram on the singles “Just Once” and “One Hundred Ways,” which reached No. 17 and 14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. It also contained “Razzamatazz”, which reached No. 11 in the UK Singles Chart, one of his few hits there. He won the Grammy award for best R&B vocal performance for his work on the album. Belgian harmonica player and puccaloist Toots Thielemans also contributed to the album, appearing on the instrumental track “Velas”.
The album won three Grammy Awards, one for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Instrumental Arrangement (Accompanying Vocalists) and also earned Ingram three Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Just Once” and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “One Hundred Ways”, for which he won at the 24th Grammy Awards in 1982. The album was nominated for a total of twelve Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
The album also gained heavy dance airplay for the songs “Ai No Corrida” (a cover of Chaz Jankel‘s song) and “Razzamatazz” (vocals by Patti Austin). “Ai No Corrida” was the lead single from the album, reaching No. 28 (U.S.).
1. Ai No Corrida (Lead Vocals – Charles May) (6:18)
2. The Dude (Lead Vocals – James Ingram) (5:35)
3. Just Once (Lead Vocals – James Ingram) (4:32)
4. Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me (Lead Vocals – Patti Austin) (3:33)
1. Somethin’ Special (Lead Vocals – Patti Austin) (4:03)
2. Razzamatazz (Lead Vocals – Patti Austin) (4:20)
3. One Hundred Ways (Lead Vocals – James Ingram) (4:19)
4. Velas (4:05)
5. Turn On The Action (Lead Vocals – Patti Austin) (4:17)