Sunday, April 23, 2017

Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby Come To Me (Qwest)

The daughter of a Jazz musician, Patti Austin secured her first recording deal with RCA at the early age of… 4! With Dinah Washington and Quincy Jones choosin’ her as their goddaughter, she first became both a session and commercial jingle singer.
She would get to major recognition in 1981 with the release of Quincy Jones‘s ‘The Dude’ album. There, she took the lead vocals on the memorable ‘Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me’ (co-written by Stevie Wonder) and ‘Razzmatazz’. An album followed by the Quincy Jones Presents Patti Austin‘s Every Home Should Have One’ on, as led by the mellow and smooth Rod Temperton written ‘Baby Come To Me’ where she shared the duties with James Ingram, surrounded by a whole bunch of luminaries such as Greg Phillinganes, Steve Lukather, David Foster, Paulinho Da Costa and Louis Johnson
She would eventually collaborate with Masters At Work 20 years after on ‘Like A Butterfly (You Send Me)’somehow echoing to ‘Razzmatazz’…

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