1983 James Ingram – It’s Your Night

Ingram, James 1983It’s Your Night is the debut studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram, released by Qwest/Warner Bros. Records on July 27, 1983. The album received four Grammy nominations. The album cut, “Party Animal” received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 26th Grammy Awards losing to “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. The following year, he received an additional three nominations, the album itself received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and the top-twenty single, “Yah Mo B There” was nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, winning the latter.

Tracks

1  Party Animal (James Ingram, Richard Page, Mark Vieha) 4:53
Yah Mo B There (James Ingram, Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton) 4:39
3  She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be) (Brian Neary, Jim Photoglo) 3:38
4  Try Your Love Again (Glen Ballard, Brock Walsh) 4:23
5  Whatever We Imagine (David Foster, Paul Gordon, Jeremy Lubbock) 3:58
6  One More Rhythm (Rod Temperton) 4:03
There’s No Easy Way (Barry Mann) 3:49
It’s Your Night (James Ingram, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:36
9  How Do You Keep the Music Playing (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) 4:14

Musicians

1 Party Animal

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsHarvey Mason
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJames Ingram
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerMark Vieha
Background VocalsZane Giles
Background VocalsAugie Johnson
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsHoward Hewitt
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsOliver Brown
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsSusaye Green
Background VocalsValerie Johnson


2 Yah Mo B There

DrumsJR Robinson
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRod Temperton
SynthesizerJames Ingram
VocalsMichael McDonald
VocalsQuincy Jones


3 She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)

DrumsRaymond Calhoun
GuitarLarry Carlton
PianoQuincy Jones
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerDon Dorsey
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan

 

4 Try Your Love Again

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerCraig Hundley
SaxErnie Watts
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 Whatever We Imagine

DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Foster
LyriconTom Scott
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


6 One More Rhythm

OrganJimmy Smith
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerJimmy Smith
SynthesizerRod Temperton
SaxLarry Williams
SaxTom Scott
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsHoward Hewett
Background VocalsLinda Harmon
Background VocalsTom Bahler

 

7 There’s No Easy Way

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsJR Robinson
SynthesizerDavid Paich
ProgrammingSteve Porcaro

 

8 It’s Your Night

BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsJames Ingram
SynthesizerJames Ingram
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
LyriconTom Scott
PercussionSteven Ray
Background VocalsBunny Hull
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams

 

9 How Do You Keep the Music Playing (Theme from “Best Friends”)

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarGeorge Doering
GuitarPaul Jackson
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
VocalsPatti Austin

Liner Notes

Producer – Quincy Jones
Co-producer – Johnny Mandel (Track 9)
Production Manager (Production Assistant) – Mark Ross
Engineer (Assistant) – Greg Laney, Mark Ettel, Ric Butz, Steve Bates
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Other (Assistant To The Producer) – Steve Ray
Recorded By – Joel Moss (Track 9)
Recorded By (Additional Sound Sources) – Matt Forger
Recorded By, Mixed By – Bruce Swedien (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Technician (Technical Director) – Matt Forger

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Art Direction, Design – Jeri McManus
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Copyright (c) – Qwest Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Qwest Records
Produced For – Quincy Jones Productions
Produced For – Shadow Productions
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – Sheffield Lab Matrix
Record Company – Qwest Records
Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Distributed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.