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James Mtume

bvoc, voc, key, *1946 US, Philadelphia
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of R&B/Soul and Jazz
A.k.a. James Foreman

James Forman (born September 27, 1946), better known by his stage name James Mtume, is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B musician, songwriter and radio personality. He came to prominence working with Miles Davis between 1971 and 1975. Mtume's group, also called Mtume, is perhaps best known for the 1983 R&B hit song "Juicy Fruit", which has been much sampled. Mtume the band also had a Top Five R&B hit with the single "You, Me, and He". He and Mtume band member, fellow musician Reggie Lucas both won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for writing and producing fellow R&B artist Stephanie Mills' top-ten hit, "Never Knew Love Like This Before", for which she also won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

        
Instruments
  • Backing Vocals
  • Vocals
  • Keyboards
  • Congas
  • Percussion
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
Popular Tracks   
Theme From "Native Son" on Native Son by James Mtume
Beyond Forever on Native Son by James Mtume
Take That Job on Native Son by James Mtume
Bigger's Theme on Native Son by James Mtume
Jones Come Down (Call Me, Call Me, Call Me) on Native Son by James Mtume
Mama No on Native Son by James Mtume
Chase on Native Son by James Mtume
Parody on Native Son by James Mtume
Ernie's on Native Son by James Mtume
Furnace on Native Son by James Mtume

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Native Son: Music From The Motion Picture SoundtrackJames Mtume1986Album
Rebirth CycleJames Mtume1977Album
External Links
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