1981 Quincy Jones – Ai No Corrida (US: #28 UK: #14)

1981_Quincy_Jones_Ai_No_CorridaAi No Corrida is a song written by Chaz Jankel and Kenny Young, first recorded in 1980 and featuring on Chaz Jankel’s debut album Chas Jankel for A&M Records.

The title of the song was taken from the Japanese name Ai no Korīda of the French-Japanese film In the Realm of the Senses; and it means “Bullfight (Spanish: corrida) of Love”. The erotic art film, directed by Nagisa Oshima, was a fictionalized and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from 1930s Japan. It generated great controversy during its original release; it was intended for mainstream wide release, but it contained scenes of unsimulated sexual activity between the actors.

The song was covered by Quincy Jones in 1981 on the album The Dude with vocals by Dune / Charles May, Patti Austin. The Jones version peaked at #10 on the soul chart and at #28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it peaked at #14. In 1982, Jerry Hey and Quincy Jones received the Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for their recording of this song.

Album

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Musicians

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

Produced By

Quincy Jones

 

Songwiters

Chaz Jankel
Kenny Young

Charts

US: #28
UK: #14