The Dude (Quincy Jones album)

The Dude is a 1981 studio album by the American musician and producer Quincy Jones. Jones used many studio musicians.

The Dude
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 26, 1981
Recorded1981
StudioWestlake Audio (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length41:02
LabelA&M
ProducerQuincy 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 US 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 listing edit

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 Wonder, Stephanie AndrewsPatti Austin3:33
5."Somethin' Special"Rod TempertonPatti Austin4:03
6."Razzamatazz"Rod 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"Rod TempertonPatti Austin4:17
Total length:41:02

Personnel edit

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

  • Quincy Jones – producer, backing vocals (2), vocal arrangements (1–4, 7), rhythm arrangements (1, 3, 4, 7, 8), synthesizer arrangements (1, 4, 6)
  • Patti Austin – lead vocals (4–6, 9), backing vocals (1–6, 9), vocal arrangements (1)
  • Tom Bahler – backing vocals (1, 5)
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizer and vocoder (2)
  • Robbie Buchanan – acoustic piano and string synthesizer (3)
  • Mike Butcher – engineer for Toots Thielemans (8)
  • Lenny Castro – handclaps (2, 9)
  • Ed "Big Julie" Cherney – assistant engineer
  • 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 – acoustic and electric 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), string arrangements (6, 9), synthesizer arrangements (1, 4, 6, 9)
  • Craig Hundley – beam-microtonal tubulons (1)
  • 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, 5, 9)
  • 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 (1–7, 9), guitar solo (1, 6)
  • Johnny Mandel – string and synthesizer arrangements (3, 7, 8)
  • Charles May (Dune) – 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, handclaps (1, 2, 4, 9)
  • Bruce Swedien – engineering and mixing
  • Rod Temperton – vocal and rhythm arrangements (2, 5, 6, 9), synthesizer arrangements (5, 6, 9)
  • Jean "Toots" Thielemans – guitar, harmonica and whistle (8)
  • Ian Underwood – synthesizer (1, 3, 5-9), synthesizer 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, 9), alto saxophone solo (5), tenor saxophone solo fills (7)
  • Larry Williams – saxophone and flute (2)
  • David J. "Hawk" Wolinski – Clavinet (1, 9), mini-Moog synthesizer (5), Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer bass (6), synthesizer programming (5, 9)
  • Stevie Wonder – Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer (4), rhythm arrangements (4), Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer solo (2, 4), Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer solo fills (4)
  • Syreeta Wright – backing vocals (2)

Charting history edit

Album edit

Weekly chart performance for The Dude
Chart (1982) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[7] 63
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 54
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 12
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 19
US Billboard 200[12] 9
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[13] 1
US Top Jazz Albums (Billboard)[14] 1
Year-end chart performance for The Dude
Chart (1982) Position
US Billboard 200[15] 25
US R&B Albums[16] 9
US Jazz Albums[17] 6

Charting singles edit

Chart performance for singles from The Dude
Title Chart positions
US
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US Dance
[20]
US AC
[21]
AUS
[7]
GER
[22]
UK
[23]
"Ai No Corrida" 28 10 5 74 28 14
"Just Once" (with 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

Certifications and sales edit

Certifications and sales for The Dude
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan 329,010[24]
United States (RIAA)[25] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Notes edit

References edit

  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. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Quincy Jones – The Dude" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Quincy Jones – The Dude". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Quincy Jones – The Dude". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  11. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  12. ^ "Quincy Jones Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  13. ^ "Quincy Jones Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  14. ^ "Quincy Jones Chart History (Top Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  15. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums of 1982". Billboard. Retrieved April 4, 2020.
  16. ^ "Top R&B/Soul LPs of 1982". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  17. ^ "Top Billboard Jazz Albums of 1982". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  18. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 Chart History: Quincy Jones". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  19. ^ "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart History: Quincy Jones". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  20. ^ "Dance Club Songs Chart History: Quincy Jones". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  21. ^ "Adult Contemporary Chart History: Quincy Jones". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2023.
  22. ^ "German Chart - Quncy Jones". charts.de. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  23. ^ "UK Single Official Charts Companyrmation". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 11, 2012.
  24. ^ Oricon Album Chart Book: Complete Edition 1970-2005. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. 2006. ISBN 4-87131-077-9.
  25. ^ "American album certifications – Quincy Jones – The Dude". Recording Industry Association of America.
  26. ^ Lindeque, Brent "Quincy Jones' Grammy award winning album inspired by South African farm worker" goodthingsguy.com. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  27. ^ Jodeci. "The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel" (Album Notes). Uptown Records / MCA Records. 1995.
  28. ^ "Local forecast music by artist (Q) / Audio / TWC Classics". twcclassics.com. Retrieved January 27, 2020.