Quincy Jones' catalog have beenre-recorded by contemporary R&B and hip-hop artists for the album, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. The album slatedto be released on Interscope Records in May or June features covers by Mary J.Blige, Usher, and Snoop Dogg, among others.
Akon's rendition of the Brothers Johnson's "StrawberryLetter 23," which Jones produced for the Brothers Johnson's 1977 album Right On Time, will be released on March24 as Q: Soul Bossa Nostra's firstsingle.
The album will also include a modernized version of "Secret Garden"from Jones' 1989 album Back On The Block.The original smoky ballad had an All-Star R&B lineup with Barry White,James Ingram, Al B. Sure, and El DeBarge. The new version features the lateWhite's original vocals in addition to contributions from Usher, Robin Thicke,LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Tyrese, and Tevin Campbell.
In addition to songs from traditional albums, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra has covers of worksJones produced for theme songs for television shows Roots, The Bill Cosby Show,and Ironside.
In 1995, Jones released Q'sJook Joint that also covered his works.
See below a listing of Q:Soul Boss Nostra featured artists and the songs they remade.
Original recordingartist (year recorded)
"Strawberry Letter 23"
Brothers Johnson (1977)
Ludacris and Naturally 7
"Soul Bossa Nostra"
Usher, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Tyrese, TevinCampbell, and Barry White
Barry White, Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El DeBarge (1989)
"You Put A Move On My Heart"
"Give Me The Night"
George Benson and Rod Temperton (1980)
Brothers Johnson and Tevin Campbell (1976 and 1989)
T-Pain and Robin Thicke
Michael Jackson (1983)
Mary J. Blige and Q-Tip
"Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me"
QuincyJones and Patti Austin (1980)
"Everything Must Change"
QuincyJones and Bernard Ighner (1974)
"Oluwa (Mainy Rains Ago)"
Roots theme song
QuincyJones and Caiphus Semenya(1977)
"Get The Funk Out Of My Face"
Brothers Johnson (1976)
Three 6 Mafia and David Banner
"Hickky Burr (Wrath of Katrina)"
The Bill Cosby Showtheme song
QuincyJones and Bill Cosby (1969)
- Snoop Dogg