The Dude (Quincy Jones album)

The Dude is a 1981 studio album released and recorded by Quincy Jones. Jones utilized a lengthy list of studio musicians to perform the tracks.

The Dude
The Dude Quincy Jones.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1981 (US) (LP)
October 25, 1990 (US) (CD)
Recorded1981
StudioWestlake Audio (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length41:02 (CD) (LP)
LabelA&M
Producer
  • Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones chronology
Sounds...and Stuff Like That!!
(1978)
The Dude
(1981)
Back on the Block
(1989)
Singles from The Dude
  1. "Ai No Corrida"
    Released: March 1981
  2. "Just Once"
    Released: September 1981
  3. "One Hundred Ways"
    Released: December 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
The New York Times(favourable)[2]
Pitchfork8.1/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Three singles were released from the album in the US, all of which charted on the U.S. Top 40. "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways" both feature vocalist James Ingram's debut and reached No. 17 and 14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. The album gained moreover heavy dance airplay for lead single "Ai No Corrida", which reached No. 28 on the Top 40 and 14 in the UK Singles Chart. The album also contains "Razzamatazz" (with vocals by Patti Austin) which reached No. 11 in the United Kingdom, Jones's biggest solo hit in that country.

The Dude was nominated for twelve Grammy Awards (including Album of the Year) and won three at the 24th Grammy Awards: for Best Instrumental Arrangement; Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; and Best Instrumental Arrangement (Accompanying Vocalists). It 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"), which he won.[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocalistLength
1."Ai No Corrida"Chaz Jankel, Kenny YoungDune (aka Charles May)6:18
2."The Dude"Quincy Jones, Rod Temperton, Patti AustinJames Ingram5:35
3."Just Once"Barry Mann, Cynthia WeilJames Ingram4:32
4."Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me"Stevie WonderPatti Austin3:33
5."Somethin' Special"TempertonPatti Austin4:03
6."Razzamatazz"TempertonPatti Austin4:20
7."One Hundred Ways"Kathy Wakefield, Ben Wright, Tony ColemanJames Ingram4:19
8."Velas"Ivan Lins, Vítor Martinsn/a4:05
9."Turn On the Action"TempertonPatti Austin4:17
Total length:41:02

PersonnelEdit

Personnel adapted from album's liner notes.[6]

  • Quincy Jones – producer (all tracks), vocal arrangements (1-4, 7), rhythm arrangements (1, 3, 4, 8), synth arrangements (1, 4, 6), backing vocals (2)
  • Patti Austin - lead vocals (4-6, 9), backing vocals (1-6, 9), vocal arrangements (1)
  • Tom Bahler - backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Michael Boddicker – voice synthesizer (2)
  • Robbie Buchanan - acoustic piano and synth strings (3)
  • Mike Butcher - engineer (8)
  • Lenny Castro - handclaps (2, 9)
  • Ed Cherney - assistant engineer (all tracks)
  • Kasey Cisyk - backing vocals (6, 9)
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion (1-6, 8, 9), mouth percussion (1)
  • Chuck Findley - trumpet (1, 3, 5–7, 9)
  • David Foster - electric and acoustic piano (3)
  • Jim Gilstrap - backing vocals (1, 2, 5)
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering
  • Herbie Hancock – electric piano (1, 5, 6, 9)
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet (1-3, 5–7, 9), horn arrangements (1-3, 5–7, 9), synth arrangements (1, 4, 6, 9), string arrangements (6, 9)
  • Craig Hundley - beam-microtonal tubulons
  • Kim Hutchcroft - saxophone (1-3, 5–7), flute (2, 3, 5–7)
  • James Ingram – lead vocals (2, 3, 7), backing vocals (2)
  • Michael Jackson - backing vocals (2)
  • Louis Johnson – bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8), handclaps (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Abraham Laboriel - bass (3, 9)
  • Yvonne Lewis - backing vocals (6, 9)
  • Steve Lukather - guitar (1, 3–7, 9), guitar solo (1, 6)
  • Johnny Mandel - string and synth arrangements (3, 7, 8)
  • Charles May - lead vocals (1)
  • Greg Phillinganes – synthesizer (1, 3–6, 8, 9), electric piano (2-4, 7–9), handclaps (1, 4), synthesizer solo (7)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (1, 3, 5–7, 9)
  • John Robinson – drums (all tracks), handclaps (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Bruce Swedien - engineering and mixing (all tracks)
  • Rod Temperton – rhythm and vocal arrangements (2, 5, 6, 9), synth arrangements (5, 6, 9)
  • Toots Thielemans - guitar, harmonica and whistle (8)
  • Ian Underwood – synth programming (1, 3–9)
  • Gerald Vinci - concertmaster (3, 6–9)
  • Lalomie Washburn - backing vocals (2)
  • Ernie Watts - saxophone (1-3, 5–7), flute (2, 3, 5–7), tenor saxophone solo (1, 2, 7, 9), alto saxophone solo (5)
  • Larry Williams – saxophone and flute (2)
  • David J. "Hawk" Wolinski - Clavinet (1, 9), mini-Moog (5), bass synthesizer (6), synth programming (5, 9)
  • Stevie Wonder - synthesizer (2, 4), rhythm arrangements (4)
  • Syreeta Wright - backing vocals (2)

Charting HistoryEdit

AlbumEdit

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 9
R&B 1
Jazz 1
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 63
Year End Chart (1982) Peak
position[8][9][10]
U.S. Billboard 200 25
R&B 9
Jazz 6

Charting SinglesEdit

Title Chart positions
US
US
R&B

US Dance
US AC
AUS
[7]
GER
[11]
UK
[12]
"Ai No Corrida" 28 10 5 - 74 28 14
"Just Once" (w/ James Ingram) 17 11 - 7 - - -
"Razzamatazz" (with Patti Austin) - 17 - - - - 11
"One Hundred Ways" (with James Ingram) 14 10 - 5 - - -
"Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" - - - - - - 52

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Staff, Rovi. "Quincy Jones: The Dude". allmusic.com. AllMusic.
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (April 26, 1981). "TWO TASTEFULLY OPULENT RELEASES". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Mlynar, Philip (January 17, 2018). "Quincy Jones The Dude". pitchfork.com. Pitchfork.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. pp. 379–380.
  5. ^ Gonzales, Michael A. 'The Dude': Remembering Quincy Jones’ Most Important Album Ever Ebony. April 5, 2016
  6. ^ The Dude (booklet). A&M. 1981.
  7. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 161. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Top R&B/Soul LPs of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  10. ^ "Top Billboard Jazz Albums of 1982". www.billboard.com. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  11. ^ "German Chart - Quncy Jones". charts.de. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "UK Single Official Charts Companyrmation". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Quincy Jones – The Dude". Recording Industry Association of America.
  14. ^ Lindeque, Brent "Quincy Jones’ Grammy award winning album inspired by South African farm worker" goodthingsguy.com. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  15. ^ Jodeci. “The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel” (Album Notes). Uptown Records / MCA Records. 1995.
  16. ^ "Local forecast music by artist (Q) / Audio / TWC Classics". twcclassics.com. Retrieved January 27, 2020.

See alsoEdit