Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)

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"Tomorrow"
Instrumental by The Brothers Johnson
from the album Look Out for #1
Released 1976 (1976)
Format LP record
Length 2:58
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) George Johnson, Louis Johnson
Producer(s) Quincy Jones

"Tomorrow (A Better You, a Better Me)" is a song originally recorded by the Brothers Johnson as an instrumental in 1976 on the album Look Out for #1.

Quincy Jones version[edit]

"Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)"
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Single by Quincy Jones featuring Tevin Campbell
from the album Back on the Block
Released November 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
Recorded 1989
Genre R&B
Length 4:46
Label Qwest
Songwriter(s) Siedah Garrett, George Johnson, Louis Johnson
Producer(s) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones singles chronology
"The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)"
(1990)
"Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)"
(1990)
"I Don't Go for That "
(1990)
Tevin Campbell singles chronology
"Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)"
(1990)
"Round and Round"
(1990)

In 1989, Siedah Garrett wrote lyrics to the song, and it was recorded by Quincy Jones featuring Tevin Campbell on vocals for the album Back on the Block. The new version of the song spent one week at number one on the US R&B chart and peaked at number seventy-five on the US pop chart in February 1990.[1] It was Campbell's first number-one R&B single and first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100.

Personnel[edit]

  • Tevin Campbell – Lead Vocals
  • McKinley Brown – Background Vocals
  • Kenneth Ford – Background Vocals
  • Jania Foxworth – Background Vocals
  • Siedah Garrett – Choir Director
  • Rose Banks – Choir Director
  • Chad Durio – Background Vocals
  • Alex Harris – Background Vocals
  • Reginale Green – Background Vocals
  • Charity Young – Background Vocals
  • Shane Shoaf – Background Vocals
  • Tyren Perry – Background Vocals
  • Tiffany Johnson – Background Vocals
  • Donovan McCrary – Background Vocals
  • Jerry Hey – Arranger
  • Gerald Albright – Alto saxophone solo
  • Steve Lukather – Guitar
  • Ollie BrownPercussion
  • John Robinson – Drums
  • Bruce Swedien – Recording Engineer, Mixing
  • Brad Sundberg – Technical Director, additional engineering
  • Bill Summers – hindewhu
  • Randy Kerber – Keyboards
  • Greg PhillinganesFender Rhodes
  • Rod Temperton – Arranger
  • Quincy Jones – Arranger

In 1990, jazz fusion Nelson Rangell covered the song from his self-titled album.[2]

Tomorrow-Bokra[edit]

"Tomorrow-Bokra"
Single by Ahmed Al Jumairi, Ahmed Hussein, Akon, Asma Lmnawar, Cheb Jilani, Diana Karazon, Essa Al Kubaisi, Fahad Al Kubaissi, Fayez Al Saeed, Hani Mitwasi, Hasna Zallagh, Hayat Al Idrissi, Kadim Al Sahir, Latifa, Marwan Khoury, Nassif Zaitoun, Rim Banna, Saber Rebaï, Salah Al Zadjali, Sherine, Soud Massi, Tamer Hosny, Waed
Released November 2011 (2011-11)
Label Global Gumbo Group
Songwriter(s) Majida El Roumi
Producer(s) Quincy Jones, RedOne

Tomorrow / Bokra (Arabic: بكرا‎‎) is the Arab version of the song which is produced by Quincy Jones, RedOne & Badr Jafar.

The lyrics were written by the Lebanese singer Majida El Roumi and music was rearranged by Kadim Al Sahir.

The music video was directed by Malek Akkad son of deceased Arab film director Moustapha Akkad. It features the artists performing their sections of the song in close-ups or collectively and children running and / or playing sports.

The song featured 24 Arab singers representing 16 Arab nations across the Middle East and North Africa plus Akon and Shakira who introduced it.

The singers taking part are: (in alphabetical order of family name)

Country Singer Singer name
in Arabic
 Egypt Sherine Abdel Wahab (aka Sherine) شيرين عبد الوهاب
 Senegal Akon إيكون
 Palestine Rim Banna ريم بنا
 Kuwait Ahmed Hussein أحمد حسين
 Egypt Tamer Hosny تامر حسني
 Morocco Hayat Al Idrissi حياة الإدريسي
 Libya Cheb Jilani شاب جيلاني
 Bahrain Ahmed Al Jumairi أحمد الجميري
 Jordan Diana Karazon ديانا كرزون
 Lebanon Marwan Khoury مروان خوري
 Qatar Essa Al Kubaisi عيسى الكبيسي
 Qatar Fahad Al Kubaissi فهد الكبيسي
 Tunisia Latifa لطيفة
 Morocco Asma Lmnawar أسماء المنور
 Lebanon Mashael مشاعل
 Algeria Souad Massi سعاد ماسي
 Jordan Hani Mitwasi هاني متواسي
 Tunisia Saber Rebaï صابر الرباعي
 UAE Fayez Al Saeed فايز السعيد
 Iraq Kazem Al Saher كاظم الساهر
 Saudi Arabia Waed وعد
 Oman Salah Al Zadjali صلاح الزدجالي
 Morocco Hasna Zallagh حسناء زلاغ
 Syria Nassif Zaitoun ناصيف الزيتون

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 307. 
  2. ^ "Nelson Rangell overview". Allmusic.com. 

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