The Dude (Quincy Jones album)

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The Dude
The Dude Quincy Jones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1981 (US) (LP)
October 25, 1990 (US) (CD)
Recorded1981
StudioWestlake Audio (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length41:02 (CD) (LP)
LabelA&M
Producer
  • Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones chronology
Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!
(1978)
The Dude
(1981)
Back on the Block
(1989)
Singles from The Dude
  1. "Ai No Corrida"
    Released: March 1981
  2. "Just Once"
    Released: September 1981
  3. "One Hundred Ways"
    Released: December 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
New York Times(favourable)[2]
Pitchfork(8.1/10)[3]

The Dude is a 1981 studio album released and recorded by Quincy Jones. Jones utilized a lengthy list of studio musicians to perform the tracks.

Three singles were released from the album in the USA, all of which charted on the U.S. Top 40. "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" feature vocalist James Ingram's debut and reached No. 17 and 14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. The album gained moreover heavy dance airplay for lead single "Ai No Corrida", which reached No. 28 on the Top 40 and 14 in the UK Singles Chart. The album also contains "Razzamatazz" (with vocals by Patti Austin) which reached No. 11 in the United Kingdom, Jones's biggest solo hit in that country.

The Dude was nominated for twelve Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year) and won three at the 24th Grammy Awards: for Best Instrumental Arrangement; Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; and Best Instrumental Arrangement (Accompanying Vocalists). It 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"), which he won.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalistLength
1."Ai No Corrida"Chaz Jankel, Kenny YoungDune (aka Charles May)6:18
2."The Dude"Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, Patti AustinJames Ingram5:35
3."Just Once"Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilJames Ingram4:32
4."Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me"Stevie WonderPatti Austin3:33
5."Somethin' Special"TempertonPatti Austin4:03
6."Razzmatazz"TempertonPatti Austin4:20
7."One Hundred Ways"Kathy Wakefield, Ben Wright, Tony ColemanJames Ingram4:19
8."Velas"Ivan Lins, Vítor Martinsn/a4:05
9."Turn On the Action"TempertonPatti Austin4:17
Total length:41:02

Personnel[edit]

Personnel adapted from album's liner notes.[5]

  • Quincy Jones – Producer (all tracks), Vocal Arrangements (1-4, 7), Rhythm Arrangements (1, 3, 4, 8), Synth Arrangements (1, 4, 6), Backing Vocals (2)
  • Patti Austin - Lead Vocals (4-6, 9), Backing Vocals (1-6, 9), Vocal Arrangements (1)
  • Tom Bahler - Backing Vocals (1, 5)
  • Michael Boddicker – Voice Synthesizer (2)
  • Robbie Buchanan - Acoustic Piano & Synth Strings (3)
  • Mike Butcher - Engineer (8)
  • Lenny Castro - Handclaps (2, 9)
  • Ed Cherney - Assistant Engineer (all tracks)
  • Casey Cysick - Backing Vocals (6, 9)
  • Paulinho da Costa – Percussion (1-6, 8, 9), Mouth Percussion (1)
  • Chuck Findley - Trumpet (1, 3, 5-7, 9)
  • David Foster - Electric & Acoustic Piano (3)
  • Jim Gilstrap - Backing Vocals (1, 2, 5)
  • Bernie Grundman - Mastering
  • Herbie Hancock – Electric Piano (1, 5, 6, 9)
  • Jerry Hey – Trumpet (1-3, 5-7, 9), Horn Arrangements (1-3, 5-7, 9), Synth Arrangements (1, 4, 6, 9), String Arrangements (6, 9)
  • Craig Hundley - Beam-microtonal Tubulons
  • Kim Hutchcroft - Saxophone (1-3, 5-7), Flute (2, 3, 5-7)
  • James Ingram – Lead Vocals (2, 3, 7), Backing Vocals (2)
  • Michael Jackson - Backing Vocals (2)
  • Louis Johnson – Bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8), Handclaps (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Abraham Laboriel - Bass (3, 9)
  • Yvonne Lewis - Backing Vocals (6, 9)
  • Steve Lukather - Guitar (1, 3-7, 9), Guitar Solo (1, 6)
  • Johnny Mandel - String & Synth Arrangements (3, 7, 8)
  • Charles May - Lead Vocals (1)
  • Greg Phillinganes – Synthesizer (1, 3-6, 8, 9), Electric Piano (2-4, 7-9), Handclaps (1, 4), Synthesizer Solo (7)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – Trombone (1, 3, 5-7, 9)
  • John Robinson – Drums (all tracks), Handclaps (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Bruce Swedien - Engineering & Mixing (all tracks)
  • Rod Temperton – Rhythm & Vocal Arrangements (2, 5, 6, 9), Synth Arrangements (5, 6, 9)
  • Toots Thielemans - Guitar, Harmonica, & Whistle (8)
  • Ian Underwood – Synth Programming (1, 3-9)
  • Gerald Vinci - Concertmaster (3, 6-9)
  • Lalomie Washburn - Backing Vocals (2)
  • Ernie Watts - Saxophone (1-3, 5-7), Flute (2, 3, 5-7), Tenor Sax Solo (1, 2, 7, 9), Alto Sax Solo (5)
  • Larry Williams – Saxophone & Flute (2)
  • David J. "Hawk" Wolinski - Clavinet (1, 9), Mini-Moog (5), Bass Synthesizer (6), Synth Programming (5, 9)
  • Stevie Wonder - Synthesizer (2, 4), Rhythm Arrangements (4)
  • Syreeta Wright - Backing Vocals (2)

Charting History[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 9
R&B 1
Jazz 1
Australia (Kent Music Report)[6] 63
Year End Chart (1982) Peak
position[7][8][9]
U.S. Billboard 200 25
R&B 9
Jazz 6

Charting Singles[edit]

Title Chart positions
US
US
R&B

US Dance
US AC
AUS
[6]
GER
[10]
UK
[11]
"Ai No Corrida" 28 10 5 - 74 28 14
"Just Once" (w/ James Ingram) 17 11 - 7 - - -
"Razzamatazz" (with Patti Austin) - 17 - - - - 11
"One Hundred Ways" (with James Ingram) 14 10 - 5 - - -
"Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" - - - - - - 52

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff, Rovi. "Quincy Jones: The Dude". allmusic.com. Allmusic.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (April 26, 1981). "TWO TASTEFULLY OPULENT RELEASES". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Mlynar, Philip (January 17, 2018). "Quincy Jones The Dude". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork.
  4. ^ Gonzales, Michael A. 'The Dude': Remembering Quincy Jones’ Most Important Album Ever Ebony. April 5, 2016
  5. ^ The Dude (booklet). A&M. 1981.
  6. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 161. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 4, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Top R&B/Soul LPs of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 5, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Top Billboard Jazz Albums of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 5, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "German Chart - Quncy Jones". charts.de. Retrieved August 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "UK Single Official Charts Companyrmation". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 11, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Quincy Jones – The Dude". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  13. ^ Lindeque, Brent "Quincy Jones’ Grammy award winning album inspired by South African farm worker" goodthingsguy.com. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  14. ^ Jodeci. “The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel” (Album Notes). Uptown Records / MCA Records. 1995.
  15. ^ "Local forecast music by artist (Q) / Audio / TWC Classics". twcclassics.com. Retrieved January 27, 2020.

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