As an artist and impresario Quincy Jones has been the creative catalyst for over 60 years of American cultural phenomena whether mentoring Ray Charles, orchestrating the sounds of Frank Sinatra, setting the ambiance for award winning film scores, cultivating the talent of Michael Jackson or constructing his own rich catalog of solo releases. One of the best in the bunch being his cross-cultural Grammy Award-winning 1981 pop classic The Dude which produced the three hit singles "Just Once," "One Hundred Ways," and "Razzamatazz," and saw the star making debut of vocalist James Ingram. Other guests include Patti Austin, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Ernie Watts, Michael Jackson, Steve Lukather, Toots Thielemans, David "Hawk" Wolinski, Paulinho DaCosta and Louis Johnson. The album took home three Grammy's and also earned Ingram three nominations including a win for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "One Hundred Ways." A Quincy Jones jewel, The Dude was massively influential on the '80s R&B scene and set a bar on how to mold jazz and funk for a wider audience.
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