James Ingram, the multi-talented R&B artist who notched hits as both a singer and songwriter, died Tuesday, January 29. He was 66.
Ingram, who was believed to have been ill for some time, had not been prolific in recent years. His last album, “Stand (in the Light),” which had Jones as a co-producer, was released in 2008. Prior to that, he hadn’t released an album since 1993.
Over the course of his career, Ingram charted two Number One singles on the Billboard Hot 100, earned a pair of Grammy Awards and was also nominated twice for Best Original Song at the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Though his solo career was an undeniable success, Ingram is perhaps best known for his collaborations with artists like Quincy Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald and Patti Austin.
He popularized and produced songs like: Just Once, Somewhere Out There, How Do You Keep The Music Playing just to name a few. As our tribute, we remixed "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" in Rumba dance track to remember one music artist who made changes and influence our passion to music.