He was the protégé of the great Quincy Jones. Tube it Baby Come to Me or Yah Mo B There had to dance lovers of Gni in the 1980s. The american singer James Ingram died at 66 years old, announced on Tuesday that several relatives of this figure of the genre.

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“there are no words to say how much my heart bleeds at the announcement of the death of my little brother”, has tweeted the musician and producer Quincy Jones, who was revealed in the early 80’s. The news has also been confirmed by the actress and producer Debbie Allen, who said, via Twitter, to have lost his “friend, the more expensive” and his “partner in creation”. The two artists had created a whole musical comedy, “The Brothers of the Knight”, in 2001.

Sought by the AFP, the record label Warner Bros Records, which has released most of his albums, has not given result, no more than its agent.

“A voice full of soul,”

After several years in various groups, but also as a sideman for Ray Charles at the piano, James Ingram was drilled in 1981, being part of the album The Dude of Quincy Jones. Among the three titles that he sings, the song ‘ One Hundred Ways , earned him a Grammy Award in the category best male artist of Gni.

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His warm and deep voice stands out as one of the highlights of the Gni of the 80’s, especially in the ballad, Baby, Come to Me , a duet with Patti Austin, who carries it up to the first place of record sales in the United States, in February 1983. The other big hit of his career, Yah Mo B There , will also be a duet, this time with another great voice of R&B of the 70’s and 80’s, Michael McDonald, title under which it will pay a second Grammy Award in 1984.

all of the big stages, he will be accompanied by Quincy Jones production. “With his voice full of soul and thick, James was simply magical,” wrote Tuesday, the producer on Twitter. “He was and will remain, unique.”

Baby Come To Me – James Ingram and Patti Austin

Yah Mo B There – James Ingram