The Greatest Hits: The Power of Great Music

The Greatest Hits: The Power of Great Music

by James IngramJames Ingram


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James Ingram racked up a number of adult contemporary-styled R&B pop hits in the 1980s, many of them duets, and the bulk of those hits are collected on this 12-track 1991 compilation. His music may at times seem somewhat melodramatic, registering on the pop spectrum somewhere between Michael Bolton and Billy Ocean, but nonetheless exemplifies top-notch 1980s adult contemporary pop production at its zenith. This set includes his two hit duets with Patti Austin, those being "How Do You Keep the Music Playing" and their timeless chart-topper "Baby Come to Me." Also included is his monster duet with Linda Ronstadt, "Somewhere Out There," and his hit duet with Michael McDonald, the funky "Yah Mo B There" (definitely one of Ingram's coolest songs). A few rarities make an appearance, including "Where Did My Heart Go?" from the film City Slickers, and the BET theme "Remember the Dream." To round out the collection are his solo hits, among them the Grammy-winning "Just Once," "One Hundred Ways," and his only solo chart-topper, "I Don't Have the Heart." Buyer beware, however, because a more "extensive" hits collection, Forever More, was issued in 1999, with newly recorded (and inferior) versions of "Just Once," "One Hundred Ways," and "I Don't Have the Heart." To this date, however, this short set stands as the definitive James Ingram retrospective.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/1991
Label: Warner Records
UPC: 0075992670029
catalogNumber: 26700
Rank: 1357

Album Credits

Performance Credits

James Ingram   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Patti Austin   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Michael McDonald   Synthesizer
Linda Ronstadt   Track Performer
Quincy Jones   Vocals
Michael Paulo   Saxophone
Joe Sample   Synthesizer,Piano,Moog Bass
Tom Scott   Lyricon
David Foster   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Rose Banks   Background Vocals
Mike Finnigan   Organ
Barry Mann   Keyboards
Tata Vega   Background Vocals
Howard McCrary   Background Vocals
Andraé Crouch   Background Vocals
Thom Bell   Bass,Strings,Conductor,Horn,Keyboards
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Piano,Synthesizer Strings
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums
Charles Collins   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
George Doering   Guitar
Nathan East   Bass
Voncielle Faggett   Background Vocals
Geary Faggett   Background Vocals
Wilton Felder   Saxophone
Chuck Findley   Trumpet
Jud Friedman   Keyboards
Kevin Guillaume   Background Vocals
Ralph Hawkins   Background Vocals
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Pattie Howard   Background Vocals
Craig Hundley   Synthesizer
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Louis Johnson   Bass
David Kitay   Keyboards
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Wayne Linsey   Keyboards
Steve Lukather   Guitar
Johnny Mandel   Synthesizer
Bob Mann   Guitar
George Merrill   Synthesizer
Marcus Miller   Bass
Guy Moon   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Perry Morgan   Background Vocals
David Paich   Synthesizer
Ray Parker   Guitar
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer
Carlos Rios   Guitar
John "J.R." Robinson   Drums
Rod Temperton   Synthesizer
Ian Underwood   Synthesizer
Gerald Vinci   Concert Master
Eddie Watkins   Bass
Ernie Watts   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Edward Shea   Timbales,Timpani
Leland Sklar   Bass
"Ready" Freddie Washington   Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Alfie Gilas   Background Vocals
Jackie Farris   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sandra Crouch   Vocal Arrangements
Steve Earle   Composer
James Ingram   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Michael McDonald   Arranger
Quincy Jones   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Joe Sample   Arranger
David Foster   Arranger
Barry Mann   Arranger,Programming
David Hines   Engineer
Andraé Crouch   Vocal Arrangements
Peter Asher   Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Jud Friedman   Arranger,Programming
Clark Germain   Engineer
Kevin Guillaume   Arranger
Ralph Hawkins   Arranger
Jerry Hey   Arranger,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Chris Hufford   Engineer
Wayne Linsey   Producer
Johnny Mandel   Arranger,Synthesizer Arrangements
Bob Mann   Arranger
David Paich   Arranger
Steve Porcaro   Producer
David Schober   Engineer
Allen Sides   Engineer
Bruce Swedien   Engineer
Rod Temperton   Arranger
Steve Tyrell   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Ian Underwood   Programming
Jeri Heiden   Art Direction
Ben Wright   Composer

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