Our History Makers: Quincy Jones

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Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer and musician. He’s also 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,[2] 27 Grammys,[2] 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,[3] and as the producer and conductor of the charity song “We Are the World”. Source

We have compiled some of the biggest songs and jazz compositions that Quincy Jones has produced and/or recorded in his career. Check them out and see if you remember these.

Killer Joe (released in 1970)

Razzmattazz ft. Patti Austin (1981)

Sanford and Son Theme Song

We Are The World (1985)

Thriller (1982)

The Secret Garden ft. Barry White, James Ingram, Al B. Sure, and El Debarge (1990)

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