is the debut It's Your Night studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter James Ingram, released by Qwest/ Warner Bros. Records on July 27, 1983. The album received four Grammy nominations. The album cut, "Party Animal" received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 26th Grammy Awards losing to " Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson. The following year, he received an additional three nominations, the album itself received a nomination for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, and the top-twenty single, " Yah Mo B There" was nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, winning the latter.
It is also his first on Qwest Records, which was run by
Quincy Jones. It features the song " Yah Mo B There", which is a duet with singer Michael McDonald. It has been certified gold by the RIAA and is his highest-charting album ever.
"Party Animal" (Ingram, Richard Page, Mark Vieha) 4:55
Yah Mo B There" (Ingram, Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton) 4:40 "She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)" (Brian Neary,
Jim Photoglo) 3:40 "Try Your Love Again" (Ballard, Walsh) 4:25
"Whatever We Imagine" (
David Foster, Paul Gordon, Jeremy Lubbock) 3:58 "One More Rhythm" (Rod Temperton) 4:05
"There's No Easy Way" (
Barry Mann) 3:51 "It's Your Night" (Ingram, Barry Mann,
Cynthia Weil) 3:37 "
How Do You Keep the Music Playing?" ( Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand) 4:16
Drums: Raymond Calhoun,
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, Harvey Mason, Sr., John "J.R." Robinson Percussion:
Paulinho Da Costa, Steven Ray Bass:
Nathan East, Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel Guitars:
Larry Carlton, George Doering, Paul Jackson, Jr. Keyboards:
Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Greg Phillinganes, James Ingram Synthesizers:
Michael Boddicker, Robbie Buchanan, David Foster, Craig Hundley, James Ingram, Michael McDonald, David Paich, Greg Phillinganes, Steve Porcaro, Jimmy Smith, Rod Temperton, Ian Underwood, Mark Vieha Piano:
Quincy Jones Organ: Jimmy Smith
Saxophones: Larry Williams,
Tom Scott Backing Vocals:
Patti Austin, Tom Bahler, Ollie E. Brown, Zane Giles, Jim Gilstrap, Susaye Greene Brown, Linda Harmon, Howard Hewett, Bunny Hull, Augie Johnson, Valerie Johnson, Quincy Jones, Edie Lehmann, Paulette McWilliams, Scherrie Payne, Carmen Twillie, Luther Vandross, Maxine Willard Waters Horns: Gary Grant,
Jerry Hey, Bill Reichenbach Jr. Horn arrangements by
Billboard Hot 100
R&B Adult Contemporary
"How Do You Keep The Music Playing"
"Yah Mo B There"
"She Loves Me (The Best That I Can Be)"
"There s No Easy Way"