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Encyclopedia > James Ingram
James Ingram
Background information
Born February 16, 1956
Origin Akron, Ohio, United States Flag of United States
Genre(s) Soul

James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. He is also a producer and songwriter. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Summit Founded 1825 Incorporated 1835 (village) - 1865 (city) Government  - Mayor Don Plusquellic (D) Area  - City  62. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

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Life and work

As a self-taught musician who plays piano, guitar, bass, drums and synthesizer, Ingram began his career in the 70's as part of the band Revelation Funk starring Bernard Lawson Sr also from Akron, Ohio. A short grand piano, with the top up. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The electric bass guitar (or electric bass) is an electrically-amplified string instrument played with the fingers by plucking, slapping, or using a pick. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... A synthesizer (or synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument designed to produce electronically generated sound, using techniques such as additive, subtractive, FM, physical modelling synthesis, phase distortion, or Scanned synthesis. ...


During this time, Ingram developed a reputation in the Los Angeles area as a session vocalist, and came to the attention of ex-Motown songwriter and producer Lamont Dozier. Dozier invited Ingram to contribute vocals to some material; one such song, "Love's Calling," garnered some airplay. The remainder of the material surfaced in 1980 on an album entitled Zingara. Motown Records, Inc. ... Lamont Dozier (born June 16, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African American songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of Holland-Dozier-Holland, the songwriting and production team that was responsible for much of the Motown sound and numerous hit records by artists such as Martha & the...


In 1980, Ingram provided the vocals to "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" on Quincy Jones's album The Dude. He won a Grammy award for best R&B vocal performance for his work on Jones' album, "The Dude." Ingram's debut album, It’s Your Night, appeared in 1983, including the ballad "There’s No Easy Way." He also worked with other great musical artists such as Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, Patti Austin, Anita Baker, Viktor Lazlo, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, and Kenny Rogers. Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Quincy Delight Jones Jr. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... A different person also named Michael McDonald is a co-founder of ATO Records. ... Patti Austin is an R&B and jazz music singer born August 10, 1948 in Harlem New York. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for an encyclopedia. ... Viktor Lazlo (real name Sonia Dronier) is a French singer born on October 7, 1960. ... Nancy Wilson is the name of two prominent American entertainers: An African-American singer and actress. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ...


Ingram performed two solos on the 1985 recording and video of "We Are the World" and was featured on "Somewhere Out There," a duet with Linda Ronstadt on the soundtrack to the 1986 film An American Tail. He also won a 1985 Grammy Award for "Yah Mo B There," a duet with Michael McDonald. He also co-wrote "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" that was recorded by Michael Jackson on his blockbuster Thriller. This article contains a trivia section. ... Linda Marie Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a multi-Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling, and Emmy Award-winning American singer. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is becoming very long. ... The 27th Grammy Awards were held February 26, 1985, and were broadcast live on American television. ... Yah Mo B There is an R&B single by James Ingram and Michael McDonald. ... A different person also named Michael McDonald is a co-founder of ATO Records. ... P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) is a song on Michael Jacksons 1982 hit album Thriller. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Alternate cover Special Edition release Thriller is an album by pop singer Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records on December 1, 1982. ...


During the summer of 2006, James participated in the U.S. television reality show Celebrity Duets as a duet partner. The show combined professional vocalists, of different musical genre, with entertainers of different backgrounds in a weekly elimination competition. The winner of the contest was Alfonso Ribeiro. The prize was a monetary donation sent to a charity of the winner's choice.


Singles

1981:

  • "Just Once" [with Quincy Jones] - US #17

1982:

  • "One Hundred Ways" [with Quincy Jones] - US #14

1983:

  • "Baby, Come To Me" [with Patti Austin] - US #1 for 2 weeks, UK #11
  • "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?" - US #45
  • "Party Animal"

1984:

  • "She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)"
  • "There's No Easy Way" - US #58
  • "What About Me" [with Kim Carnes and Kenny Rogers] - US #15, UK #92
  • "Yah Mo B There" [with Michael McDonald] - US #19, UK #12
  • "It's Your Night" - UK #82

1986:

  • "Always"
  • "Never Felt So Good"

1987:

  • "Somewhere Out There" [with Linda Ronstadt] - US #2, UK #8
  • "Better Way"

1989:

  • "A Natural Man (You Make Me Feel Like)"
  • "It's Real" - UK #83
  • "I Wanna Come Back"

1990:

1991: Quincy Delight Jones Jr. ... Al B. Sure!, as pictured on his Very Best Of album. ... Eldra Patrick DeBarge (born June 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American R&B and soul falsetto singer, the focal point and lead singer of the DeBarge family group throughout the early 1980s. ... Barry Eugene White (born Barrence Eugene Carter, September 21, 1944) – July 4, 2003) was a Grammy Award winning American record producer, songwriter and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. ...

  • "Get Ready"
  • "When Was The Last Time The Music Made You Cry?"
  • "Where Did My Heart Go"

1994:

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress and philanthropist. ...

Discography

Albums

  • It's Your Night (1983)
  • Never Felt So Good (1986)
  • It's Real (1989)
  • The Power of Great Music (greatest hits disc; 1991)
  • Always You (1993)
  • Forever More: The Best of James Ingram (1999)

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...

External links

  • James Ingram
  • SoulTracks.com: James Ingram

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