We’ve lost another R&B headliner.
Two-time Grammy winner and incredible 80s vocalist James Ingram passed away earlier this week at age 66.
His name might not ring a bell for younger listeners due to his relatively low profile over the past two decades, but his accolades speak for themselves – two-time Academy Award nominee, a gold-selling debut, a couple dozen Top 40 hits and two No. 1 tracks.
Personally speaking, James Ingram is one of those voices that immediately transports me back to the 80s – either his singles blaring from my aunt’s radio or the track “Baby, Come to Me” resonating from the kitchen TV as my grandmother while she watched General Hospital. And of course, “Somewhere Out There” from An American Tail.
He was one of the voices of my childhood.
This Flashback Friday, let’s revisit some of Ingram’s biggest hits. And if you’re a newer fan, allow me to introduce you to one of soul’s stalwarts.
“Just Once,” featuring Quincy Jones
“One Hundred Ways,” featuring Quincy Jones
“Baby, Come to Me,” featuring Patti Austin
“Yah Mo B There,” featuring Michael McDonald
“What About Me,” featuring Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes
“Somewhere Out There,” featuring Linda Ronstadt
“I Don’t Have the Heart”
“The Secret Garden”
Now, it’s your turn. Email firstname.lastname@example.org hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.