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Posted: 12/22/2003 7:10:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 7:13:12 PM EDT by Only_Hits_Count]
Did quincy jones do the original song???
I dl'd an mp3 of the qj version and it smokes!!!! 'Bout 3:06 long. Check it out.


<oops- there's not an 'e' in quincy.>
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:13:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 7:26:22 PM EDT by captainpooby]
Yes. He gets a credit on the show.

ETA:his work in Hollywood: Film soundtracks like In the Heat of the Night, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs, The Colour Purple, In Cold Blood and The Wiz; and TV series such as Ironside (one of the first recordings to use a synthesizer), Sanford and Son and The Bill Cosby Show. Again, to Quincy it was just another stage in his evolution. In the '70s and '80s he became a superstar producer, and Disc 3 collects the finest moments of that part of his life: Michael Jackson's Thriller and Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough, The Brothers Johnson's Strawberry Letter 23, Paul Simon's Something so Right and perhaps his crowning achievement, We Are the World.

He wrote lots more stuff than this.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 7:20:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2003 7:25:08 PM EDT by 95thFoot]
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Yes. He gets a credit on the show.
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FWIW I know that the bass player was Chuck Rainey- guy played on everybody's record or theme in the 1960's and 1970s....

[img]http://www.deanmarkley.com/Images/Rainey.jpg[/img]




[url=http://www.globalbass.com/archives/jan2001/crrecords.htm]Some of the artists with whom Chuck Rainey recorded[/url]

Cannonball Adderly
Mose Allison
Gene Ammons
The Archies
Louis Armstrong
Patti Austin
Roy Ayres
Gato Barbieri
Lavern Baker
Shirley Bassey
Walter Becker
Harry Belafonte
Maggie Bell
Brook Benton
Delaney Branlett
Oscar Brown, Jr
Jackson Brown
Ruth Brown
Gary Burton
Jerry Butler
Paul Butterfield
Donald Byrd
Valerie Carter
Ray Charles
Joe Cocker
Perry Como
Crusaders
Hank Crawford
King Curtis
Betty Davis
Phyllis Diller
Fats Domino
Peter Duchin
Les Dudek
Cornell Dupree
Ronnie Dyson
Shirley Ellis
Eye To Eye
Donald Fagen
Faith, Hope & Charity
Percy Faith
Georgie Fame
Ferrante & Teicher
Roberta Flack
The Four Seasons
Aretha Franklin
Irma Franklin
Marvin Gaye
Eric Gayle
Grant Green
Johnny Hammond
John Handy
Gene Harris
Alex Harvey
Donny Hathaway
Hampton Hawes
Edwin Hawkins
Teramasu Hino - Japan
Red Holloway
Linda Hopkins
Lena Horne
Fred Hubbard
Bobby Humphrey
Bobby Hutcherson
The Jackson Five
Jermaine Jackson
Michael Jackson
Etta James
Tom Jans
Quincy Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Margie Joseph
Karma
Albert King
John Klemmer
Labelle
La Lupe
Yusef Lateef
Peggy Lee
Little Feat
Nils Lofgren
John Lucien
Cheryl Lynn
Jr. Mance
Main Ingredient
Miriam Makeba
Manhattans
Herbie Mann
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Percy Mayfield
Letta Mbulu
Van McCoy
Mary McCreary
The McCreary Family
Gene McDaniels
Ralph McDonald
Gary McFarland
Jimmy McGriff
Sergio Mendes
Bette Midler
The Mirettes
Blue Mitchell
Melba Moore
David Newman
Laura Nyro
Robert Palmer
Jr. Parker
Peaches & Herb
Amanda Peraza
Esther Phillips
Shawn Phillips
Pink Lady - US & Japan
Pointer Sisters
Rodena Prestone
Lloyd Price
Elliott Randall
The Rascals
Della Reese
Irene Reid
Jerome Richardson
Minnie Ripperton
Smokey Robinson
Sonny Rollins
Ruby & The Romantics
Mongo Santamaria
Merle Saunders
Leo Sayer
Shirley Scott
Tom Scott
Marlena Shawe
The Shirelles
Don Shirley
Paul Simon
Nina Simone
SMAP - Japan
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Soul Makossa
Staple Singers
Ringo Starr
Steely Dan
Connie Stevens
Barbara Streisand
The Sweet Inspiration
The Sylvers
Ta Ta Vega
Grady Tate
Howard Tate
David Clayton-Thomas
Cal Tjader
Frankie Valli
David T. Walker
Dionne Warwicke
Waters
Barry White
Pat Williams
Jimmy Witherspoon
Bobby Womack
Sarah Vaughn
Voices Of East Harlem
Miwa Yoshida - Japan



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Love Story
Maude
Good Times
Hawaii Five-O
Baretta
Karen
The Popcorn Machine
Starsky & Hutch
Fish
Rockford Files
The Rookies
[red]Sanford & Son[/red]
M*A*S*H
Policewoman
Lucas Tanner
The Chopper
Harlem Globetrotters
Adam 12
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Charlies Angels



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Uptown Saturday Night
For the Love of Ivy
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Hot Rock
Up the Sandbox
Sky High
Cleopatra Jones
Midnight Man
The Girl Who Cried Wolf
The Getaway
End of the Line (ABC Movie of the Week)
Three Days of the Condor
Freaky Friday
The Love of Benji
White Men Can¹t Jump
Ben
Landlord
Midnight Cowboy
The Bible and the Switchblade
The New Centurions
Money
Lady Sings the Blues
Slaughter
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
Willie Dynamite
Fritz the Cat
Education of Sonny Carson
Fuzz
Heavy Traffic



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Roots
Duke Ellington Special - "We Love You Madly"
The 45th 51st Annual Academy Awards Presentation
(1972-1979) & Grammy Awards
Talking with a Giant-- Roberta Flack
Tonight Show Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin
Merv Griffin -- Ray Charles and Quincy Jones
Midnight Special -- Aretha Franklin , Smokey Robinson, Crusaders and Ray Charles
Flip Wilson -- Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack
Room 222 -- Aretha Franklin
Dick Cavett -- Harry Belafonte
The New Bill Cosby Show -- Orchestra
Baretta
Good Time Hour -- Bobbie Gentry
Ben Vereen -- Orchestra
Mad Super Bowl -- Special
International Animation Festival
The Girl With Something Extra -- Movie



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Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:02:52 AM EDT
i think the tune is actually called "Watermelon Man".
i remember the 82nd ABN jazz ensemble playing it at my high school.
pretty cool.
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