Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones will release his 37th album, “Q:Soul Bossa Nostra,” on Interscope Records on November 9th. The album features a who’s who of today’s hottest Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop artists and producers who have recorded contemporary versions of popular songs from Jones’ massive catalog.
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Guests include Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, Amy Winehouse, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, BeBe Winans, Mervyn Warren, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Paul, and Scott Storch. The album’s current single is “Soul Bossa Nostra” featuring Ludacris, Naturally 7 and Rudy Currence.
1. “Ironside” feat Talib Kweli
2. “Strawberry Letter 23” feat Akon
3. “Soul Bossa Nostra” feat Ludacris, Naturally 7, Rudy Currence
4. “Give Me the Night” feat Jamie Foxx
5. “Tomorrow” feat John Legend
6. “You Put a Move on my Heart” feat Jennifer Hudson
7. “Get the Funk Out of My Face” feat Snoop Dogg
8. “Secret Garden” feat Usher, LL Cool J, Robin Thicke, Tyrese, Barry White, Tevin Campbell
9. “Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me” feat Mary J Blige, Q-Tip, Alfredo Rodriguez
10. “Everything Must Change” feat BeBe Winans
11. “Many Rains Ago (Oluwa)” feat Wyclef Jean
12. “PYT” feat T-Pain and Robin Thicke
13. “It’s My Party” feat Amy Winehouse
14. “Hikky-Burr” feat Three 6 Mafia and David Banner
15. “Sanford & Son” feat T.I., B.o.B, Prince Charlez, Mohombi
The music of Quincy Jones spans six decades. That said, he has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of American music. Jones has distinguished himself as a bandleader, a solo artist, a sideman, a songwriter, a producer, an arranger, a film composer, and a record label executive, and outside of music, he’s also written books, produced major motion pictures, and helped create television series.
Conducted in 1999 with limited time, Quincy Jones spoke to me about his childhood; the relationship of gun violence and drugs in this country; his new release “From Q with Love,” a compilation CD of his hits; several projects that are either still being considered or will never see the light of day; his thoughts, admiration, and perspective of a pimp; and his company QWEST Broadcasting. Quincy had a cold at the time, and is accompanied by Catera, one of his many protégés.
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