Teddy Douglas Influences – Quincy Jones

Baltimore House legend Teddy Douglas is back with another passion project, ‘Tribute To Q’, which pays homage to the incredible Quincy Jones.  Teddy and his musical friends have lovingly re-crafted 4 Quincy Jones classics – ‘Burning Up’, ‘Bedtime Story’, ‘Ai No Corida’ and ‘Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me’, on a brilliant EP of re-imagined songs written by Teddy’s idol. For our new DMCWorld Influences series, we asked Teddy to share with us his most inspirational Quincy Jones productions.

1 Quincy Jones – Stuff Like That  – A&M Records

This is the kind of energy I have always tried to recreate in all of my own dance productions.

Summer In The City

2 Brothers Johnson – Stomp  – A&M Records

The Brother’s Johnson single ‘Stomp’ is one of my favourite productions that still sounds amazing even today.

THE BROTHERS JOHNSON - Stomp! (Album Version) HQ

3 Quincy Jones – Tell Me A Bedtime Story  – A&M Records

This record is brilliant!! By the end it takes you on a journey. I was inspired to write lyrics and create a new song around this groove.

Tell Me A Bedtime Story

4 Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz – A&M Records

The club goes wild!!! I never leave home without this tune.

Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz!!

5 Rufus and Chaka Khan  – Any Love – MCA Records

The classic that inspired the song, ‘Burning Up’ on my new EP.

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan Any Love

6 Quincy Jones – Things Could Be Worse For Me – A&M Records

The gospel inspired gem from the ‘I Heard That’ LP was one of my favourite tunes when I was a young man.. lol!

Things Could Be Worse For Me

7 Quincy Jones Feat. Patti Austin – Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me – A&M Records

The club classic that will never get old. This is one of the great songs that I covered on the EP with the amazing vocalist Sharon Adams.

Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me (Extended Version)

8 Quincy Jones – Summer In The City – A&M Records

This jam was one of my favourite tunes from my ‘cannot wait to read the credit liner notes on the back of the LP’ collection. The double LP,  “I Heard That”, featured some amazing artists like Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, just to name a few.

Summer In The City

9 Quincy Jones – Is It Love That We’re Missing –   A&M Records

This song made me fall in love with Quincy Jones when I was a kid. I then discovered the Jazz LP’s and have been hooked ever since.

Is It Love That We're Missin' ♫ Quincy Jones Ft George Johnson

10 Michael Jackson – I Can’t Help It – Epic Records

This production has always been one of my favorites from Quincy Jones. The tune is a masterpiece.

Michael Jackson - I Can't Help It (Audio)

Teddy Douglas & Friends ‘Tribute To Q’ is out now on Basement Boys Records.