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Quincy Jones (1933)

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Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. is an American record producer and musician. A conductor, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. He is particularly recognized as the producer of the album Thriller, by pop icon Michael Jackson, which has sold more than 110 million copies worldwide, and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song "The Eyes of Love" from the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, he became the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year when he was nominated for Best Original Score for his work on the music of the 1967 film In Cold Blood. In 1971, Jones would receive the honor of becoming the first African American to be named musical director/conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. He was the first African American to win the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, in 1995. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the most Oscar-nominated African American, each of them having seven nominations. At the 2008 BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award. He was played by Larenz Tate in the 2004 biopic about Ray Charles, Ray.

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 early life
Jones was born in Chicago, the oldest son of Sarah Frances (née Wells), an apartment complex manager and bank executive who suffered from schizophrenia, and Quincy Delightt Jones, Sr., a semi-professional baseball player and carpenter. Jones discovered music in grade school at Raymond Elementary School on Chicago's South Side and took up the trumpet. When he was 10, his family moved to Bremerton, Washington and he attended Seattle's Garfield High School. It was in Seattle that Jones, 14, first met a 17-year-old Ray Charles.

In 1951, Jones won a scholarship to the Schillinger House in Boston, Massachusetts. However, he abandoned his studies when he received an offer to tour as a trumpeter with the bandleader Lionel Hampton. While Jones was on the road with Hampton, he displayed a gift for arranging songs. Jones relocated to New York City, where he received a number of freelance commissions arranging songs for artists like Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and his close friend Ray Charles.

 personal life
Jones has been married three times and has seven children:
  • to Jeri Caldwell from 1957 to 1966; they had one daughter, Jolie Jones Levine.
  • to Ulla Andersson from 1967 to 1974; they had two children, Martina Jones and son Quincy Jones III;
  • to actress Peggy Lipton from 1974 to 1990; they had two daughters, actresses Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones.
  • Jones also had a brief affair with Carol Reynolds and they had a daughter, Rachel Jones.
  • Jones dated and lived with actress Nastassja Kinski from 1991 until 1995. In February 1993, their daughter Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones was born.

For the 2006 PBS television program African American Lives, Jones had his DNA tested; the results found that on his paternal line he is of European ancestry and on his maternal side he is of West African/Central African ancestry of Tikar descent. The series revealed plenty of surprises, including the fact that Quincy Jones' family hails from an area in Cameroon known for its music. On hearing the information, Jones said: "I would have never guessed." Through his maternal line, Jones is a descendant of Betty Washington Lewis, president George Washington's sister.

Jones has never learned to drive, citing an accident in which he was a passenger as the reason.

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Name Duration Released
Strawberry Letter 23 03:53 09/11/2010
Many Rains Ago 04:57 09/11/2010
Ironside 03:54 09/11/2010
Everything Must Change 05:24 09/11/2010
The Secret Garden 05:53 09/11/2010
Get The Funk Out Of My Face 03:11 09/11/2010
You Put a Move on My Heart 04:59 09/11/2010
Tomorrow 04:32 09/11/2010
Hikky-Burr 02:55 09/11/2010
Give Me the Night 03:44 09/11/2010
It's My Party 02:36 09/11/2010
Soul Bossa Nostra 04:08 09/11/2010
P.Y.T. 04:06 09/11/2010
I'm Gonna Miss You in the Morning 03:31 1978
Stuff Like That 06:17 1978
Superwoman 05:26 1978
Love Me by Name 04:10 1978
Tell Me a Bedtime Story 06:46 1978
Love, I Never Had It So Good 05:14 1978
Paranoid 00:00 08/1975
Is It Love That We're Missing? 00:00 08/1975
Cry Baby 00:00 08/1975
Tryin' to Find Out About You 00:00 08/1975
My Cherie Amour 00:00 08/1975
Listen 00:00 08/1975
Beautiful Black Girl 00:00 08/1975
Mellow Madness 00:00 08/1975
Just a Man 03:31 05/1974
One Track Mind 06:14 05/1974
Boogie Joe the Grinder 03:09 05/1974
Soul Saga 04:58 05/1974
Body Heat 03:58 05/1974
Along Came Betty 04:47 05/1974
Eyes of Love 03:28 10/1973
Summer in the City 04:05 10/1973
Sanford and Son Theme 03:05 10/1973
Manteca 08:42 10/1973
Superstition 04:32 10/1973
You've Got It Bad Girl 05:45 10/1973
Love Theme from The Getaway 02:35 10/1973
Daydreaming 07:11 10/1973
What's Going On 09:51 1971
Cast Your Fate to the Wind 04:26 1971
Smackwater Jack 03:31 1971
Brown Ballad 04:20 1971
Theme from 05:16 1971
Walkin' 08:02 1970
Gula Matari 13:02 1970
Bridge Over Troubled Water 05:09 1970
Killer Joe 05:12 1969
Walking in Space 12:06 1969
Dead End 04:05 1969
I Never Told You 04:18 1969
Love and Peace 05:48 1969
Abso-Bleedin'-Lutely 02:50 1966
Papa San 01:50 1966
Happy Feet - vocal 01:47 1966
Rabelaisian Rutland 01:49 1966
Copy Cat 02:59 1966
Happy Feet - reprise 01:43 1966
Stay with Me 02:57 1966
Locked Out 02:15 1966
Happy Feet 02:13 1966
20th Century Drawers 03:10 1966
One More Time 02:49 1966
Stay with Me - vocal 02:22 1966
The Pink Panther Theme 03:35 1964
Mr. Lucky 02:24 1964
Days of Wine and Roses 02:42 1964
Bird Brain 04:06 1964
The Theme from Peter Gunn 02:52 1964
Dreamsville 03:48 1964
Moon River 02:31 1964
Charade 03:15 1964
Odd Ball 03:43 1964
Baby Elephant Walk 02:49 1964
Soldier in the Rain 03:09 1964
Don't You Forget It 02:51 1964
Bronislaw Kaper 03:35 1962
Hard Sock Dance 03:20 1962
For Lena and Lennie 04:17 1962
Straight, No Chaser 02:26 1962
Benny Golson 03:44 1962
Billy Byers 05:25 1962
Quincy Jones 04:21 1962
The Twitch 03:50 1962
Air Mail Special 04:25 1961
Evening in Paris 05:11 1961
Boy in the Tree 05:01 1961
Meet B.B. 03:58 1961
Banja Luka 05:54 1961
G'won Train 06:02 1961
Lester Leaps In 06:10 1961
Boo's Bloos 05:15 1957
Stockholm Sweetnin' 05:41 1957
Sermonette 05:58 1957
A Sleepin' Bee 04:42 1957
Dancin' Pants 03:50
London Derriere 04:06
What's New? 06:17
Be My Guest 04:29
The Oom Is Blues 05:10
No Bones at All 03:58
Bright Moon 05:20
Blues Day 04:40

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