Sunday, 5 January 2014

Quoting Quincy Jones

"The climate in the '50s and '60s for black performers or black people in the entertainment business was atrocious. It was atrocious."
Quincy Jones



The Italian Job (1969) Opening "On Days Like These", music by Quincy Jones



Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is the first African-American to be nominated twice in one year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, the first African-American to be named musical director of the Academy Awards ceremony, the first African-American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and one of the first African-Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Jones started supporting Martin Luther King in the 1960s. He is one of the founders of the Institute of Black American Music and of the Black Arts Festival in Chicago. He formed the Quincy Jones Workshops, founded the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation and supports a great many more charities (via).

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This posting was slightly modified in August 2017 (photograph added).

12 comments:

  1. The Italian Job! Quincy Jones! I won the lottery!

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    1. Hahaha :-) Lovely, great ... thanks, Derek!

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  2. Oh my gosh, I dig this movie!!!!!!!!!

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    1. It is one of "the" movies, isn't it? Thanks, Karen!

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  3. Quincy, kick-ass!
    Sorry, he's my hero.

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    1. ... which I can perfectly understand ;-)

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  4. Killing intro. Haven't seen this for ages, thanks!

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    1. Yes, killing intro. Absolutely. Thank you, Kenneth.

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  5. Abbie Winterburn5 January 2014 at 13:02

    This film is both an art form and a joke. Love it so hard.

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  6. Thanks for posting this!

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