Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician

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"Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician"
Single by Grace Jones
from the album Inside Story
B-side "Crush", "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)"
Released March 1987
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1986
Genre Pop, jazz
Length 4:42
Label Manhattan
Writer(s) Grace Jones, Bruce Woolley
Producer(s) Grace Jones, Nile Rodgers
Grace Jones singles chronology
"Crush"
(1987)
"Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician"
(1987)
"Love on Top of Love"
(1989)

"Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" is a 1987 single by Grace Jones.

Background[edit]

The song was the third single from Grace Jones' 1986 album Inside Story, co-produced by Jones and Nile Rodgers. It was destined for European market, and was released simultaneously with "Crush", which promoted Inside Story in North America. As the song title suggests, it saw Jones exploring new musical territories and the spoken opening line even refers to one of the late and greats of jazz: "I went to a concert, to see Nina Simone". The horns on the track were played by Lenny Pickett, Stan Harrison, Steve Elson, and Mac Gollehon under the collective name The Borneo Horns.

The 12" single featured remixes of "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" as well as "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" by Ben Liebrand, all of which remain unreleased on CD.

Track listing[edit]

A. "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" – 4:42
B. "Crush" – 3:27
A. "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician" (The JAZZclubmillionminutemix) – 6:58
B. "I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)" (The C + V.I. Minimix) – 6:49

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgium[4] 40
Netherlands[5] 35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grace Jones - Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Grace Jones - Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician by Grace Jones : Reviews and Ratings - Rate Your Music". www.rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Grace Jones - Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician" (in Dutch). www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Grace Jones - Victor Should Have Been A Jazz Musician" (in Dutch). www.dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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