James Ingram

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 February 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA. A singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Ingram moved to Los Angeles in the early 70s where he played keyboards for Leon Haywood, and formed his own group, Revelation Funk. He also served as demo singer for various publishing companies, an occupation that led to his meeting and working with Quincy Jones. Ingram’s vocals were featured on the US Top 20 singles, ‘Just Once’ and ‘One Hundred Ways’, taken from The Dude (1981), Jones’ last album for A&M Records. Signed to Jones’ own Qwest Records label, Ingram had a US number 1 in April 1982, duetting with Patti Austin on ‘Baby, Come To Me’, which became the theme for the popular television soap General Hospital. In the same year, he released It’s Your Night, an album that eventually spawned the US hit single ‘Yah Mo B There’ (number 19, December 1983), on which he was joined by singer-songwriter Michael McDonald....

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