Quincy Jones The Dude Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Numbered, Limited Edition Hybrid SACD!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
"...an indispensable, formidable and dreamy pop-soul-jazz fusion
Nominated for 12 Grammy Awards
Includes the hits "One Hundred Ways" and "Just Once."
The Dude is a cross-cultural blend that became the most successful, poignant,
and critically acclaimed solo record of Quincy Jones' incredibly extensive
career. The 1981 studio album includes elements of hot disco, cool jazz and
soul-riddled ballads. The album produced three U.S. Top 40 hits and was
nominated for twelve Grammy Awards resulting in three wins including Album of
Not a note out of place and everything as clear as crystal, with horns crisp and
tight. Vocalist Patti Austin sang lead on four out of the nine tracks: "Betcha'
Wouldn't Hurt Me", "Somethin' Special", "Razzamatazz" and "Turn On The Action".
The Dude featured the debut of James Ingram who also won a Grammy award for best
R&B vocal performance for his work on "Just Once" and "One Hundred Ways," which
reached No. 17 and 14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to Austin and Ingram other guests include Stevie Wonder, Herbie
Hancock, Ernie Watts, Michael Jackson, Steve Lukather, the great Toots
Thielemans, David "Hawk" Wolinski (of Rufus and Chaka Khan fame), the legendary
percussionist Paulinho DaCosta and Louis Johnson.
The Dude was massively influential on the '80s R&B scene and set a bar on how to
mold jazz and funk for a wider audience. Despite tremendous successes to follow,
"The Dude" remains a jewel in Jones' catalogue and essential to any '80s R&B or
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
1. Ai No Corrida
2. The Dude
3. Just Once
4. Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me
5. Somethin' Special
7. One Hundred Ways
9. Turn On the Action