Q Soul Bossa Nostra CD (2010)

Artist: Quincy Jones

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 215401332
UPC 602527391977
UPC 14 00602527391977
Format CD
Release Date 11/9/2010
Author Quincy Jones
Associated Artist/Work Albright, Gerald
Associated Artist/Work Arnold, Harry
Associated Artist/Work Bailey, Benny
Associated Artist/Work Bashung, Alain
Associated Artist/Work Basie, Count
Associated Artist/Work Bernstein, Elmer
Associated Artist/Work Bernstein, Elmer (Composer/Cond
Associated Artist/Work Brown, James
Associated Artist/Work Brown, Ray (Bass)
Associated Artist/Work Carter, Benny
Associated Artist/Work Carter, Benny (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Charles, Ray
Associated Artist/Work Davis, Miles
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Garrett, Siedah
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Hancock, Herbie
Associated Artist/Work Hawkins, Coleman
Associated Artist/Work Haynes, Roy
Associated Artist/Work Lee, Peggy
Associated Artist/Work Lee, Peggy (Vocals)
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Quincy Jones-Sammy Nestico Orch
Associated Artist/Work Stitt, Sonny
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy (Jazz)
Associated Artist/Work Taylor, Billy (Piano)
Associated Artist/Work Vaughan, Sarah
Associated Artist/Work Washington, Dinah
Associated Artist/Work Williams, Andy
Technical Info
Producer Quincy Jones
CatalogID 2739197
Lable Name Geffen
Released 11/09/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 65m : 26s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527391977
Musical Guests
Talib Kweli
Naturally 7
Rudy Currence
Jamie Foxx
John Legend
Jennifer Hudson
Snoop Dogg
LL Cool J
Robin Thicke
Tevin Campbell
Tyrese Gibson
Barry White
Alfredo Rodriguez
Mary J. Blige
BeBe Winans
Wyclef Jean
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: A&R Studios, New York, NY (1971); Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA (1971); Dunham Studios (1971); Fever Recording Studios, Noho, CA (1971); Germano Studios, NY (1971); Henson Recording, Los Angeles, CA (1971); Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL (1971); Hypnotize Minds Studios (1971); Leapyear Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1971); Mason Sound, North Hollywood, CA (1971); Morrissound Recording Studios, Tampa, FL (1971); N-Da Basement, Atlanta, GA (1971); Platinum Sound Recording Studio, New York, NY (1971); Plush Recording Studio, Orlando, FL (1971); Record Plant Studios (1971); Sensible Studios (1971); Skyland Studios, MN (1971); SMT Studios, New York, NY (1971); Solitaire Studios, Atlanta, GA (1971); SouthSide Studios, Atlanta, GA (1971); Studio 216 (1971); the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA (1971).
Creator: Ianthe Zevos.
Photographer: Christian Lantry.
Other than a handful of one-offs, producer, composer, and arranger Quincy Jones has been busy outside of the music world, acting as a film producer and a cultural ambassador. Q: Soul Bossa Nostra is his first proper "new" album in 15 years, though it revisits tracks he either composed, recorded, or produced previously with a host of the current era's most popular artists from the R&B, pop, and hip hop worlds. Given his rep, the star power here is not surprising. They re-record classic songs with new singers, or in some cases, add vocals to tracks that never had them at all. The lead-off single is a remake of Shuggie Otis' classic "Strawberry Letter 23," which Jones produced for the Brothers Johnson in 1977. The vocal and production by Akon employ shimmering, slippery hip-hop rhythms, Auto-Tune, and layers of programmed keyboards and backing vocals. The oft-sampled hit "Soul Bossa Nova" appears here as a collaboration between Naturally 7 and Ludacris (who has sampled it himself). Q composed "Ironside" for the '70s television series; he uses the original orchestral and vocal tracks with a rap by Talib Kweli on top. "Tomorrow," with John Legend, was cut by Q and Tevin Campbell in 1990. Campbell is here on a remake of "Secret Garden"; he and Barry White appeared on the signature cut. This version keeps White's vocal, and adds Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Usher, and Tyrese. "Get the Funk Out of My Face," with Snoop Dogg, retains the Brothers Johnson feel. "P.Y.T." is remade here by T-Pain and Thicke. Bebe Winans' reading of "Everything Must Change, is easily the classiest thing here; it stands out as utterly beautiful. Soul Boss Nostra feels more like a tribute exercise than an album, assembled more for radio play and to attract the holiday and single-track download markets. ~ Thom Jurek
Disc 1
1 Ironside
2 Strawberry Letter 23
3 Soul Bossa Nostra - (featuring Naturally 7/Rudy Currence)
4 Give Me the Night
5 Tomorrow
6 You Put a Move on My Heart - (featuring Jennifer Hudson)
7 Get the Funk Out of My Face
8 Secret Garden - (featuring LL Cool J/Robin Thicke/Tevin Campbell/Tyrese Gibson/Usher/Barry White)
9 Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me - (featuring Alfredo Rodriguez/Mary J. Blige/Q-Tip)
10 Everything Must Change
11 Many Rains Ago [Oluwa]
12 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - (featuring T-Pain)
13 It's My Party
14 Hikky-Burr - (featuring David Banner/Three 6 Mafia)
15 Sanford and Son - (featuring B.o.B/Mohombi/Prince Charlez/T.I.)
Product Attributes
Artist Jones,Quincy
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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