1981 Quincy Jones – The Dude

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.

Tracks

Ai No Corrida (Chaz Jankel, Kenny Young) 6:26
2  The Dude (Rod Temperton, Patti Austin) 5:37
Just Once (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 4:33
Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me (Stevie Wonder, Stephanie Andrews) 3:34
5  Somethin’ Special (Rod Temperton) 3:57
Razzamatazz (Rod Temperton) 4:15
One Hundred Ways (Kathy Wakefield, Ben Wright, Tony Coleman) 4:19
8  Velas (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) 4:05
9  Turn on the Action (Rod Temperton) 4:20

Musicians

1 Ai No Corrida

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Herbie Hancock
Clavinet David Wolinski
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Tom Bahler
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Vocals Charles May


2 The Dude

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Keyboards Stevie Wonder
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Horn Larry Williams
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Background Vocals Michael Jackson
Background Vocals Syretta Wright
Background Vocals James Ingram
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Background Vocals LaLomie Washburn
Background Vocals Quincy Jones
Vocals James Ingram


3 Just Once

Bass Abe Laboriel
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Vocals James Ingram


4 Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Stevie Wonder
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Vocals Patti Austin


5 Somethin’ Special

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Piano Herbie Hancock
Moog David Wolinski
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Background Vocals Tom Bahler
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap
Vocals Patti Austin


6 Razzamatazz

Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Wolinski
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Piano Herbie Hancock
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Sax Ernie Watts
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Background Vocals Yvonne Lewis
Background Vocals Casey Cysick
Vocals Patti Austin


7 One Hundred Ways

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Sax Ernie Watts
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Vocals James Ingram


8 Velas

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Toots Thielemans
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Harmonica Toots Thielemans
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


9 Turn on the Action

Bass Abe Laboriel
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Wolinski
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Ian Underwood
Piano Herbie Hancock
Sax Ernie Watts
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Patti Austin
Background Vocals Yvonne Lewis
Background Vocals Casey Cysick
Vocals Patti Austin

Liner Notes

Arranged By [Horns, Synthesizer], Trumpet – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 9)
Arranged By [Horns], Trumpet – Jerry Hey (Track 7)
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals] – Quincy Jones (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer, Vocals] – Rod Temperton (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Quincy Jones (Track 8)
Arranged By [Vocals] – Patti Austin (Track 1)
Arranged By [Vocals] – Quincy Jones (Track 7)
Arranged By [Strings, Synthesizer] – Johnny Mandel (Tracks 3, 7, 8)
Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Jerry Hey (Track 4)
Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Quincy Jones (Track 6)
Engineer [Assistant] – Ed Cherney
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Recorded By, Mixed By – Bruce Swedien

Concertmaster – Gerald Vinci (Tracks 3, 7, 8, 9)

All tracks and overdubs recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California
“Toots” Thielemans performances on “Velas” recorded at RKM Studios, Brussels, Belgium
Mastered at A&M Recording Studios