Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"One Hundred Ways" by Quincy Jones with James Ingram

Grammy Alert!
Song#:  0856
Date:  12/19/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  14
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Adult Contemporary, R&B

Pop Bits:  Jones and Ingram scored a #17 hit with "Just Once," which also got Ingram a Grammy nod. This follow-up, and third single from Jones' "The Dude" LP, did slightly better on the chart and this time won Ingram a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance. The song reached #10 on the R&B chart.

ReduxReview:  This mid-tempo ballad is another good selection from the album, but I far prefer "Just Once," which I think has had a longer life span at AC radio. Ingram sings the crap out of this song and that is pretty much what makes it. Otherwise, I think it is just an average tune. If a basic singer took this on, the song would be boring. Luckily, Ingram has the chops to make something tasty from very little ingredients.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  There was one more single issued from "The Dude," but it did not make the pop chart. "Razzamatazz" featured the vocals of Patti Austin and it hit #17 on the R&B chart. However, in the UK it went to #11 making it Jones' best showing on the chart in that country.


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