Quincy Jones’ records have been a favorite of mine forever. This record right here ranks HIGH up on that list of faves, #1 being Tamia’s “You Put A Move On My Heart”.
“The Secret Garden” featured Al B. Sure, James Ingram, El Debarge and Barry White on a track that only Quincy could make. Their vocals and the song made this an instant classic and was featured on many an 80’s 90’s slow-jam “get the panties” mixtape LOL. Al B. Sure did some of his best sanging on this song.
Despite Quincy’s major faux pas with that “We Are The World” remake, he’s still one of the best producers of our time.
Sadly, and with a heavy heart, I report to you that Jermaine Dupri is doing a remake of this classic song with Usher, Robin Thicke, Tyrese and Trey Songz. Yep, I tell no lies.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
The only real vocalist in that group is Tyrese. Everyone else can sit down and have a seat! I MEAN THAT FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL. I hope Jermaine Dupri’s studio catches on fire before they can ever put this out! LEAVE THE CLASSIC ALONE! Quincy Jones couldn’t remake his own damn song if that’s proof enough Jermaine!
Edit: Apparently Usher already recorded a version by himself recently (snippet)? Don’t know if the new version will be the same or a whole different one… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOWLyrQU7D8