A top R&B soul singer, James Ingram had a great deal of success in the 1980s and is still in his prime. Born in Akron, Ohio in 1956, Ingram began his career performing with Revelation Funk in the early 1970s. He moved to Los Angeles in 1973, where he worked as a session vocalist. Most notable was his work with Ray Charles, supplying backup vocals and piano. He was also the musical director for Leon Haywood. Ingram was discovered by Quincy Jones and in 1980 recorded “Just Once” on Jones’ The Dude album (which became a major hit), along with “One Hundred Ways.”
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