Q: Soul Bossa Nostra

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527391977
  • Catalog Number: 001429402
  • Sales rank: 47,805

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ironside - Talib Kweli (3:55)
  2. 2 Strawberry Letter 23 - Akon (3:53)
  3. 3 Soul Bossa Nostra - Rudy Currence (4:08)
  4. 4 Give Me the Night - Jamie Foxx (3:44)
  5. 5 Tomorrow - John Legend (4:31)
  6. 6 You Put a Move on My Heart - Jennifer Hudson (5:00)
  7. 7 Get the Funk Out of My Face - Snoop Dogg (3:11)
  8. 8 Secret Garden - Tyrese Gibson (5:53)
  9. 9 Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me - Q-Tip (7:05)
  10. 10 Everything Must Change - BeBe Winans (5:24)
  11. 11 Many Rains Ago - Wyclef Jean (4:57)
  12. 12 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - T-Pain (4:05)
  13. 13 It's My Party - Amy Winehouse (2:36)
  14. 14 Hikky-Burr - David Banner (2:56)
  15. 15 Sanford and Son - Prince Charlez (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Quincy Jones Primary Artist
Alfredo Rodriguez Piano, Soloist
Jamie Foxx Background Vocals
Jacqueline Brand Strings
Andrew Gouche Bass
Reggie Hamilton Bass
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Katia Popov Strings
Mervyn Warren Percussion, Conductor, Keyboards, Background Vocals
David Ewart Strings
Natalie Leggett Strings
Marlon Williams Guitar, Vocals
Victor Axelrod Piano
Cochemea Gastelum Tenor Saxophone
Neal Sugarman Tenor Saxophone
David Banner Rap
Kendra Ross Background Vocals
Kamasi Washington Tenor Saxophone
Vanessa Marquez Background Vocals
Chelsea Di Blasi Children's Chorus
Dontae Winslow Trumpet
Nick Movshon Bass
Homer Steinweiss Drums
Andrew Greene Trumpet
Alex Teamer Keyboards
Ade Omotayo Background Vocals
Thomas Brenneck Guitar, Vibes
Don Williams Conga, Vibes
Jared Tankel Baritone Saxophone
Arden "Keyz" Altino Keyboards
Latonya Givens Background Vocals
Justin Keitt fender rhodes
Mario de León Strings
Dave Guy Trumpet
Ryan Porter Trombone
Tyler Coomes Percussion
Alana Linsey Children's Chorus
Zalon Thompson Background Vocals
Terrace Martin Drums, Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Vocals
Erick "Ed" Coomes Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Evyn Johnson Children's Chorus
Elsie Moon Children's Chorus
Cody Lee Children's Chorus
Tori Diblasi Children's Chorus
Tavis Ivey Background Vocals
Sierra Watson Children's Chorus
Sebastian Guerrero Children's Chorus
Prince Charlez Background Vocals
Jasmine Watkins Children's Chorus
Billy Wes Vocals
Brody Lee Children's Chorus
Asia Bryant Background Vocals
Trevor Lawrence Jr. Percussion
Technical Credits
Bill Cosby Composer
Siedah Garrett Composer
James Ingram Composer
Quincy Jones Arranger, Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Shuggie Otis Composer
Maxi Anderson Arranger, Director
Stephanie Andrews Composer
Ray Brown Producer
El DeBarge Composer
Kevin Deane Producer
Jermaine Dupri Producer
Wally Gold Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Benard Ighner Composer
George Johnson Composer
Louis Johnson Composer
LROC Producer
Bill Malina Engineer
Q-Tip Producer
Phil Ramone Producer, Engineer
Arnold Robinson Publicity
Darren Rust Engineer
Caiphus Semenya Composer
Tony Shepperd Engineer
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Rod Temperton Arranger, Composer
Mervyn Warren Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
Stevie Wonder Arranger, Composer
Eric Dawkins Vocal Producer
Wyclef Jean Producer
Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis Producer
DJ Paul Producer
Harvey Mason Jr. Engineer, Vocal Producer
Blair Wells Engineer
Herbert Weiner Composer
Andrew Hey Engineer
Juicy J Producer
Warryn Campbell Programming, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Naturally 7 Arranger
Ludacris Composer
David Banner Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Jon Moon Engineer, Vocal Producer
Vaughan Merrick Engineer
Shaun Lee Management
Mark Ronson Producer, Engineer
Alexis Seton Engineer
Bruce Buechner Engineer
Mike Ault Engineer
Ianthe Zevos Creation
Javier Valverde Engineer
Josh Monroy Producer
Rudy Currence Composer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam Arranger, Producer
Sergio "Sergical" Tsai Engineer
Mike Foster Engineer
Kendra Ellis Marketing
Dennis Dennehy Publicity
T-Pain Producer
Nate Giorgio Logo
Seymour Gottlieb Composer
"Angry" Mike Eleopoulos Engineer
Alex Teamer drum programming
Mark "Exit" Goodchild Engineer
Giorgio Tuinfort Arranger, Programming, Producer
Thomas Brenneck Engineer
Aaron Dahl Engineer
Russell Emanuel Concept
RedOne Producer
Josh Gudwin Engineer
Wild Animals Producer
Johnny Severin Engineer
Charlie Paakkari Engineer
Dolph Taylor Concept
Adam Fell Executive Producer
Brian Herman Engineer
Roger Thomas Producer
Andrew Lefkowits Pro-Tools
LT Moe Engineer
Jarrett Johnson Composer
Wayne "The Brain" Allison Engineer
John Gluck Composer
Terrace Martin Producer
Simuel Stevenson Producer
Debborah Foreman Management
Roger Hubbard Logo
Dave Class Engineer
Dabling Harwood Engineer
Lindsey Farwell Marketing Coordinator
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    Highly Recommended-

    A hit Quincy really did his thing in producing this one.LOVE IT..

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