Ways to be found

At least a hundred:

This track was on Quincy Jones’ 1981 album The Dude; as was Q’s wont, he brought in talented friends, and James Ingram qualified on both counts. “One Hundred Ways” won the 1982 Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance.

Ingram was all over Q’s productions: the two of them teamed up to write “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” for Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, which you most certainly have. Jones, Ingram, reliable R&B songwriter Rod Temperton, and burry-voiced Michael McDonald collaborated on this little religious number:

This song has somehow grown on me since its 1983 release.

Alas, James Ingram is no longer with us: brain cancer got him, a few weeks before his 67th birthday. Yah B there for him, we pray.

3 comments

  1. Jean »

    30 January 2019 · 10:42 pm

    Another Akronite to be proud of.

  2. Roger Green »

    31 January 2019 · 1:26 am

    WAY too young, as any 65-year-old will tell you.

  3. Dan T. »

    31 January 2019 · 8:08 am

    So there are apparently twice as many ways to love somebody than there are ways to leave your lover.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXtWqmArUU

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