In between Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall and Thriller, while producing six other albums and working up the score for E.T., Quincy Jones found time to compose, perform, produce and release a top ten triple Grammy winning record, The Dude.
This was the album that first subjected us to James Ingram (of Yah Mo B There fame) that we would have to endure for the next two decades. The single from The Dude, One Hundred Ways, netted Ingram the Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. Here’s James winning zero awards for his lip-syncing skills on Soul Train:
The Dude is a great sounding record, has a ton of great players on it and was really fun to listen to. I even got to slow dance to Just Once, that was a bonus!