After returning to New York, Jones composed and arranged for Count Basie , Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan , while holding an executive post at Mercury Records and producing his own increasingly pop-oriented records. In the mids, he began composing for films and television, eventually producing over 50 scores and serving as a trailblazing African American musician in the Hollywood arena.
In , Jones founded Qwest Productions, for which he arranged and produced hugely successful albums by Frank Sinatra and other major pop figures. In , Jones produced Jackson's all-time best-selling album Thriller. In , Jones used his clout among major American recording artists to record the much-celebrated anthem "We Are the World" to raise money for victims of famine in Ethiopia.
His work on behalf of social causes has spanned his career, including the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, which built more than homes in South Africa in The charity aims to connect youths with technology, education, culture and music and sponsors an intercultural exchange between teens in Los Angeles and South Africa. Seattle Pops. Dates and Tickets. Buy Tickets. Doors open 1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance Location S. Performers Read More.
Jules Buckley Conductor Conductor, arranger, curator and composer, Jules Buckley is a unique and rare breed of artist. Read More. Album: The Dude. Loving you Came easily Yet it made me blind to all there was to see Now my heart is filled with pain To understand I never will How did it come to be that you don't love me still?
Now it's getting to be plain Chorus: If you really cared about anyone else I know you wouldn't hurt me If you cared about more than yourself I bet ya wouldn't go If you really cared about anyone else I know you wouldn't hurt me If you cared about more than yourself You wouldn't walk out the door Bridge: Though some days the blues was our parade, Still we marched through all the tears we made Now I find that it was an old game of charades that you played I did my best To bring you joy How can you just leave me like a broken toy?
Where's the man that once was you? If I could be Within your mind I would never think to treat you this unkind The pain you caused will come to you Chorus: repeat to Fade.
Quincy Jones Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles CSS. This is just a preview! Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Had you learned about what it takes to put together a successful album after becoming a vice president at Mercury Records in ?
No music scares me. Bring it on. Four-to-the-floor with disco? Hell, that was done in with Basie. You have to learn the science of your craft. How did you come to know Frank Sinatra? We met in , when I was 25, in Monaco. In , I get a call from Kauai. Would you consider doing an album with me and Basie?
What a friend. And I have synesthesia, too. Then the notes come in. The painting brings the notes out. Do you still play music every day? I write it every day. I moved to Los Angeles because everything was here, from movies to TV to modeling to talent agencies to records. Soon I was doing 8 a year, more than 35 in all. My first TV theme was in Hey, Landlord.
Jay Sebring was my barber. I was supposed to do the score to Bullitt , but I got appendicitis and went into the hospital. Anyway, I forgot about the invitation, and the next day I got a call from someone saying Jay was dead. It was heavy. It must have been. A few years later you have another brush with death when you have a brain aneurysm. Actually, I had two. I was paralyzed afterwards. But I got it all back. I began doing yoga with Bikram Choudry.
Everybody was in that class. Ninety minutes a day for 15 years. Has music kept you healthy, too, because you can express things and not store them up? Let it out. The higher powers will take care of it.Best of YouTube Music Sports Gaming Movies TV Shows News Quincy Jones, Heavy D & The Boyz - Rock With You (Michael Jackson Cover) by Raiden. Quincy Jones - Something I can not Have (Remix) by LITTLERECORDS. Desafinado Quincy Jones by Chamdala.