We're a little scared about this one. Quincy Jones has never been hesitant to provide new versions of old songs (see the various covers on his From Q With Love album), but his upcoming disc, Soul Bossa Nostra, has us a bit more worried. On it, Jones teams up with a number of modern singers covering some of the songs he made famous as producer. Even more worrisome is the first single, a cover of the Brothers Johnson's "Strawberry Letter 23" (which was itself a cover of the Shuggie Otis song) by (ugh) Akon. Some of the other cuts include:
John Legend "Tomorrow (A Better You, A Better Me)" (the Q hit that introduced us to Tevin Campbell)
Usher, LL Cool J, Trey Songz, Tyrese, Tevin Campbell "Secret Garden" (originally performed by Barry White, El DeBarge, James Ingram and Al B. Sure!)
Ludacris "Soul Bossa Nova"
T-Pain & Robin Thicke "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (the Michael Jackson hit)
Snoop Dogg "Get the Funk Out of My Face" (Brothers Johnson hit)
Mary J. Blige & Q-Tip "Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me" (originally performed by Patti Austin)
BeBe Winans "Everything Must Change" (this has been remade a billion times)
Jennifer Hudson "You Put A Move On My Heart" (our introduction to Tamia)
Quincy Jones is one of the greatest producers of all time, but when we heard he was going to release his first album in a decade, this isn't exactly what we were hoping for...