The Dude (Quincy Jones album)

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The Dude
The Dude Quincy Jones.jpg
Studio album by Quincy Jones
Released March 26, 1981 (US) (LP)
October 25, 1990 (US) (CD)
Recorded Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, 1981
Genre Pop, R&B, Jazz
Length 41:02 (CD) (LP)
Label A&M
Producer Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones chronology
Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!
The Dude
Back on the Block
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Dude is a 1981 studio album by American musician and producer Quincy Jones. The album 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 song was sampled by Jodeci on their 1996 single "Get On Up" which appeared on their third album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel as well as producers Shut Up and Dance for the track "Waking Up" which appeared on Nicolette's first album Now Is Early.

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 also gained heavy dance airplay for the songs "Ai No Corrida" (a cover of Chaz Jankel's song) and "Razzamatazz" (vocals by Patti Austin).

The single Just Once was featured in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Songwriter(s) Guest(s)
1 Ai No Corrida Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young "Dune"/Charles May, Patti Austin
2 The Dude Rod Temperton, Patti Austin James Ingram, Michael Jackson
3 Just Once Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil James Ingram
4 Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews Patti Austin, Stevie Wonder (synth solos)
5 Somethin' Special Rod Temperton Patti Austin
6 Razzamatazz Rod Temperton Patti Austin
7 One Hundred Ways Kathy Wakefield, Ben Wright, Tony Coleman James Ingram
8 Velas Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins Toots Thielemans
9 Turn on the Action Rod Temperton Patti Austin


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