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James Ingram (born February 16, 1952 in Akron, Ohio) is a Music icon, Multi Grammy award-winner and back-to-back Oscar nominee who inspires and touches the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide through his abundant gifts as a singer, performer, songwriter, composer, arranger and producer.

In early 2009 Ingram returns to his roots with the release of his first complete inspirational CD, the much-anticipated Stand (in the Light). Inspired by the plight of the Hurricane Katrina victims, Stand features new works and “Yah Mo Be There” — his legendary, Grammy award-winning 1983 collaboration with Michael McDonald — and is the natural advancement in a career grounded in faith; blessed with the influence and mentorship of some of the seminal forces in American music history including Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder; and shaped and molded by Quincy Jones.

From funk to soul to R&B to pop to adult contemporary to inspirational, James Ingram’s multi-faceted talents have dazzled the American music scene since the early ’80s. The Akron, Ohio, native went from playing local bars with Revelation Funk to Los Angeles, where he landed the types of gigs that most aspiring musicians only dream about: singing background vocals and playing piano for Ray Charles’ recording studio sessions; recording studio sessions and playing keyboards behind the Coasters for Dick Clark; and recording background vocals for his mentor, Marvin Gaye.


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  • The8Wonder

    Somewhere Out There - FTW!

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • UnfortunatelyGr

    The perfect duet partner, an amazing voice and, from everything I've heard, just a great guy. I've just been enjoying his (Quincy produced!) It's Your Night album.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Thulanik

    Wonder what it would take to get these guys down in Durban S.A. We are sick and tied of house music and rap, it's time to bring out the big guns

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • madmanmars

    big artist that . I keep wondering who is the best, james, jeffrey , luther, peobo or teddy ?

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Verba20

    I just adore live version of "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" with Tamia <3

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • JNez

    Love this guy!!! he is a horribly overlooked 80s male r&b artist. amazing music!

    22 May 2011 Reply
  • Grobenm

    Leider hört man sowas kaum in Deutschland Martin

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • givein2me

    Wonderful voice, powerful songs

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Vinyltrap

    Another "Classic" from the classy 80's /:~}

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ayupeng23

    <Just Once>is the best song of him

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • sxora

    just once

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jazzyjett27

    100 Ways / what a tune along with so many others

    13 Jun 2009 Reply
  • SymphonyOfLove

    "Yah mo be there" it's great song from 80s

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • MAX650071

    Que desgracia que ya no lo tenemos mas recien me di cuenta que fallecio.

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • renren009

    LOOOOVE his new CD"Stand".

    3 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Archivman

    This song is one the best songs from 80´s . I absolutely love it

    19 Nov 2008 Reply
  • manchesterd

    he has a wonderful voice

    22 Oct 2008 Reply
  • kathy_geg

    I love the songs of James Ingram, he has a great voice. Although I'm A teenager I do more appreciate his musics than the new singers nowadays.

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
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    7 Sep 2008 Reply
  • skoti1974

    What a Voice !!!

    2 Apr 2008 Reply
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