Written by
Bob Stumpel

October 30

Listen Up (With Quincy Jones A.O.)

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Single3: Quincy Jones, Listen Up, Warner Bros/Quest Records, 7 September 1990 (CD single: Warner Bros, 14 September 1990).

The exact release history is totally unclear to me, but this maxi single was part of a multimedia package with the documentary and “book with music” Listen Up – The Lives Of Quincy Jones, “a Warner Bros. motion picture”, available with cassette or CD. It obviously was also released on vinyl. The maxi single contains 7 remixes of Quincy’s composition Listen Up.

The core track features: Tevin Campbell, Siedah Garrett, Karyn White, Ice T, Al B. Sure!, The Winans, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Big Daddy Kane, Melle Mel, Ray Charles. Keyboards Programming: Eric Kupper and Mac Quayle. Arranged by: Arthur Baker and Arif Mardin.

Raw Dance Mix

On YouTube several other mixes have been uploaded.

Distored video (tune starts at 4:15)

The whole film (VHS: Warner Home Video, 1990; DVD: Warner Bros, 27 January 2009):
Update 14.02.2021: the video of this performance is no longer available on YouTube, please let me know in the comments below if you have any footage, thanks — Cyd

Promotional CD, liner notes.


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