The Dude

The Dude

by Quincy JonesQuincy Jones


Now running his own Qwest label and a thousand other things, Quincy Jones still owed one more album to A&M -- and he gave them a blockbuster, one that reached number ten, yielded three hit pop singles and made a star out of soul balladeer James Ingram. "Ai No Corrida," and the leadoff track, is the Quincy Jones hit method par excellence -- great pacing, superb sound, a catchy tune, a hot Ernie Watts tenor sax solo and you can dance to it, too. Stevie Wonder's irresistible synthesizer hooks lift his "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me," and Q and omnipresent composer Rod Temperton are far-seeing enough on the title track to anticipate the rise of rap. But where does all of this pop wizardry, soon to assume mythic dimensions on Michael Jackson's Thriller, leave the jazz listener? Yes, Quincy has thought of you too, however briefly, on Ivan Lins' wistful "Velas," where perennial house jazzer Toots Thielemans eloquently returns, taping his part in Belgium. Obviously, though, the main purpose here is to make hit pop singles, and The Dude does a pretty good job of that.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: A&M
UPC: 0075021324824
catalogNumber: 3248

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Quincy Jones   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals,Background Vocals
Patti Austin   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Ingram   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Jackson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Herbie Hancock   Piano,Electric Piano
David Foster   Piano,Electric Piano
Charles May   Vocals
Tom Bahler   Trumpet,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Robbie Buchanan   Strings,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Lenny Castro   Percussion,Hand Clapping
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Casey Cysik   Vocals,Background Vocals
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Jim Gilstrap   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Trumpet,Horn
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Louis Johnson   Bass,Hand Clapping
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Yvonne Lewis   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Electric Piano,Hand Clapping
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums,Hand Clapping
Toots Thielemans   Guitar,Harmonica
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Lalomie Washburn   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ernie Watts   Flute,Saxophone
Stevie Wonder   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Syreeta Wright   Vocals,Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Larry Williams   Flute,Saxophone
David Wolinski   Keyboards,Clavinet

Technical Credits

Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Johnny Mandel   Arranger
Ben Wright   Composer
James Kennith Young   Composer

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