Grammy Award Winning R&B Singer/Song Writer James Ingram Has Passed

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TMZ is reporting that Grammy Award winning artist James Ingram has passed away after an extended battle with brain cancer 

Ingram won a Grammy for Best Male R&B Performance in 1981.

Here's James doing his 1981 song that peaked at #17 on Billboard.

Here's James Ingram & Patty Austin with their 1982 #1 hit, "Baby, Come To Me"

Here's James Ingram & former lead singer for The Doobie Bros/Solo artist Michael McDonald with their 1984 hit, "Ya Mo B There", which peaked at #19 on Billboard and earned James and Michael a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance By A Duo. They sound so good together!

"I have lost my dearest friend and creative partner James Ingram to the Celestial Choir," Ingram's long-time creative partner Debbie Allen tweeted. "He will always be cherished, loved and remembered for his genius, his love of family and his humanity. I am blessed to have been so close. We will forever speak his name."

I still have several of his original 45rpm singles, including those mentioned above, and recall how cool "Yah Mo B There" is. A great song for a night-time drive.

Another great talent has left us. James Ingram was 66. 

R.I.P. James.