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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 Dusty Springfield 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 TELEVISION SERIES 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 McMillian & Wife Charlies Angels SELECTED MOTION PICTURES 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 TELEVISION SPECIALS 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 RADIO & TELEVISION COMMERCIALS NFL Highlights Aqua Velva Coca Cola, " It¹s The Real Thing!" B.S. Headache Powder Ultra Sheen Hair Products Wheaties Cereal Ford Motors Texaco Oil Hertz Rent-a-Car Avis Car Rental Clairol Hair Products Brut Cologne For Men 7-Up The Un-Cola Lionel Toys Wash & Care Detergent Shaffer Beer Chevrolet Motors (Impala) Shell Oil Esso Oil Kent Cigarettes Fab Detergent Datsun United Airlines Winston Cigarettes Viceroy Cigarettes Macy¹s Department Store Maxwell House Coffee Virginia Slims Kool Cigarettes Sprite Soft Drink Miller Beer Salem Cigarettes Annie Green Spring (wine) Toyota Gulf Oil Final Touch Arrow Shirts Schlitz -- On Camera Avon American Airlines Fanta Orange Soda
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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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