James Ingram

James Ingram  (born February 16, 1952) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist.  He is a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.  He had two number-one singles on the Hot 100:  the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin, 1982’s “Baby, Come to Me” topped the U.S. pop chart in 1983; “I Don’t Have the Heart”, which became his second number-one in 1990 was his only number-one as a solo artist.  In between this period he also recorded the song “Somewhere Out There” with fellow recording artist Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail.  (More from Wikipedia)

The name of the Greg Shaw magazine called Who Put the Bomp is taken from “Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)”, a Top-40 hit by Barry Mann.  This was basically a one-hit wonder, but Mann always concentrated mostly on his songwriting, and he is well known for numerous songs that were co-written with his wife Cynthia Weil.  Others that he co-wrote with others include two hit duets by Linda Ronstadt,Don’t Know Much” (with Aaron Neville) and “Somewhere out There” (with James Ingram);You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feelin’” by the Righteous Brothers and also Daryl Hall and John Oates; and “On Broadway” by the Drifters and later by George Benson Barry Mann’s songwriting credits include an astounding 635 songs. 


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