This thread is dedicated to Signer/songwriter James Ingram. Bless you, for all the joy and heart-opening music you’ve brought to lives, Mr. Ingram.
Grammy-Winning Singer James Ingram Dies at 66 from Brain Cancer
James Ingram is a singer, keyboardist and songwriter, probably best remembered for his and Patti Austin’s duet, ‘Baby Come To Me’.
James was born in Ohio, relocating to Los Angeles as a young man.
In Los Angeles, he performed with his group, Revelation Funk.
He also took to opportunity to play keyboards for Ray Charles (he played keyboards for Leon Haywood, as well), before setting out on his own solo career.
James’ brother, Phillip, was part of the Motown group, Switch.
He also served as demo singer for various publishing companies, an occupation that led to his meeting and working with Quincy Jones.
In 1981, James had the opportunity to provide vocal input to Quincy’s album, ‘The Dude’.
James sang on the songs ‘Just Once’ and ‘One Hundred Ways’.
He was awarded triple Grammy nominations, which included a nomination for Best New Artist.
I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir. He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name.❤️ pic.twitter.com/TDJfpbbJWa
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) January 29, 2019