• A. Rachelle

R.I.P James Ingram

Updated: Feb 1, 2019

Unfortunately, the urban adult contemporary scene has lost a great voice. On January 29, 2019, Soul singer James Ingram died from brain cancer complications at age 66. His vocals on the R & B class "Secret Garden" remains one of our favorites here at Neosoul Rhythms Radio.

As reported by NPR, "Ingram's performance of "One Hundred Ways" won him the Grammy in 1981 for best male R&B performance. In 1984 he won his second Grammy, for "Yah Mo B There" with singer Michael McDonald. He also had two No. 1 hits: "Baby Come to Me" in 1983, which he sang with Patti Austin; and "I Don't Have the Heart" in 1990. Throughout his career, Ingram was nominated for 14 Grammys."

For the young folks out there, Master producer, Quincy Jones, gathered some of the greatest male soul singers to collaborate on this sexy groove. James Ingram is the second voice after Al. B. Sure. This was back in the day when a lady's "garden" was secret, not spread out on Instragram...IJS. Anyway, enjoy this awesome throwback groove.

COPYRIGHT CREDITS: Quincy Jones - "The Secret Garden (Sweet Seduction Suite)" feat. Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, and Barry White. From "Back On The Block" (C) 1989 - Qwest Records.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this song. I do intend any copyright infringement.

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