Wednesday, 10 March 2010

NEWS: New Album Of Contemporary Versions Of Quincy Jones' Classic Songs To Be Recorded By Biggest Names In Music

Artists And producers including Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, BeBe Winans, Jermaine Dupri, and Scott Storch, amongst others among others who wanted to pay tribute to Quincy Jones, will record contemporary versions of classics from Quincy's massive catalogue.

The album is called Q: 'Soul Boss Nostra' and Quincy is executive producer of the album.

"Q: Soul Bossa Nostra features some of my favorite artists and producers on the scene today from the Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop worlds performing selections from my catalog that people really loved when they were originally recorded. Each artist picked a song that really resonated with them for different reasons - some of them having a connection because they remembered their parents playing the track when they were growing up. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own, and knocked them out of the park." said Quincy.

"Each of these songs had incredible artists and unique stories from when we originally recorded them. I think that these new interpretations will not only introduce these songs to a whole new generation of music fans, but inspire them to seek out the original recordings and show that these songs really stand the test of time...that's the ultimate mark of a great tune."

The first song to be released from the album will be Akon's interpretation of the 1977 Brothers Johnson classic 'Strawberry Letter 23', which will be released March 24th.

'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra' is scheduled to be released sometime in May/June 2010.

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