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Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Lecture (Montréal 2016)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Lecture (Montréal 2016)
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Red Bull Music Academy
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jams Mix
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Slow Jams Mix
Published: 2016/09/13
Channel: Smooth Jazz and Smooth R&B Music and News
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis In Studio w/ Donnie Simpson
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis In Studio w/ Donnie Simpson
Published: 2008/07/02
Channel: George Gilmer
Jimmy Jam | interview
Jimmy Jam | interview
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: Rogers Nelson
Roland D-50 Celebration Moments with Jimmy Jam
Roland D-50 Celebration Moments with Jimmy Jam
Published: 2017/09/09
Channel: RolandChannel
Janet Jackson / Jimmy Jam/ Terry Lewis - What Have You Done For Me Lately live 1987
Janet Jackson / Jimmy Jam/ Terry Lewis - What Have You Done For Me Lately live 1987
Published: 2013/04/25
Channel: funkykrimo
Jimmy Jam - Remembering Prince | Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Jimmy Jam - Remembering Prince | Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Jamie Starr News
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Give Their Thoughts On Their Brother Donnie Simpson
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Give Their Thoughts On Their Brother Donnie Simpson
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: Radio One D.C.
Flyte Tyme: the documentary
Flyte Tyme: the documentary
Published: 2007/11/13
Channel: Joe B
"The New Edition Story" Behind The Scenes: Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Meet The Group
"The New Edition Story" Behind The Scenes: Jimmy Jam And Terry Lewis Meet The Group
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: BETNetworks
R+B Music - Production Styles - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
R+B Music - Production Styles - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Published: 2013/10/04
Channel: LivingForce
Jimmy Jam On Prince:
Jimmy Jam On Prince: 'Everything That Drove Him Was The Music' | Access Hollywood
Published: 2016/04/23
Channel: Access Hollywood
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Win Grammy Award  1987
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Win Grammy Award 1987
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Kaya Sabir
Legends - Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Legends - Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Published: 2012/12/06
Channel: CBS
The Story behind the song "Tender Love"
The Story behind the song "Tender Love"
Published: 2011/05/14
Channel: Jasper Ibe
*SOLD* Prince X Jimmy Jam X Terry Lewis 80
*SOLD* Prince X Jimmy Jam X Terry Lewis 80's Funk Type Beat "Groove With Me" [Prod. Eclectic]
Published: 2017/06/06
Channel: Eclectic Productionz
Human League - Human (Instrumental) (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Human League - Human (Instrumental) (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Published: 2013/10/24
Channel: 82bennyblanco
Janet Jackson | Artistry | Episode One | Jimmy Jam on Janet
Janet Jackson | Artistry | Episode One | Jimmy Jam on Janet
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: JanetJacksonLEGACY
SOS Band Just The Way You Like It Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
SOS Band Just The Way You Like It Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Published: 2009/04/25
Channel: sadehill touko
Perspective Records 2 - Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Perspective Records 2 - Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: allmusic1981
Global Peace Convention 2017 Second Plenary Presented by Jimmy Jam Terry Lewis
Global Peace Convention 2017 Second Plenary Presented by Jimmy Jam Terry Lewis
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Global Peace Foundation
Herb Alpert - Making Love In The Rain (Instrumental) (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Herb Alpert - Making Love In The Rain (Instrumental) (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: 82bennyblanco
Mint Condition
Mint Condition's Stokley Williams on Being Discovered by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: djvlad
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson - Sanctuary (『宇多田ヒカルのうた』より)
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis feat. Peabo Bryson - Sanctuary (『宇多田ヒカルのうた』より)
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: Utada Hikaru
Jackson Dynasty - Jimmy Jam / Terry Lewis
Jackson Dynasty - Jimmy Jam / Terry Lewis
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: vtowncartelmusic
Jimmy Jam Talks CES 2017, and Shares A Personal Story of Michael Jackson, Prince,
Jimmy Jam Talks CES 2017, and Shares A Personal Story of Michael Jackson, Prince,
Published: 2017/01/09
Channel: IAMTALLBOY
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - NAACP Awards [1990]
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - NAACP Awards [1990]
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: BeyeZee
Terry Lewis Interview -
Terry Lewis Interview - 'Working In The Studio With Michael Jackson' (Amaru Don TV)
Published: 2011/12/23
Channel: Amarudontv
Mo
Mo' Money Soundtrack - The New Style
Published: 2009/10/26
Channel: MrBWilliams83
Jimmy Jam Talks Hall of Fame, Janet
Jimmy Jam Talks Hall of Fame, Janet's Baby & the Passing of George Michael | Interview
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: The Kelly Alexander Show
Cheryl Lynn, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, 1984 : Encore
Cheryl Lynn, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, 1984 : Encore
Published: 2016/04/10
Channel: ancel1961
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's Producer Jimmy Jam Celebrates Unbreakable! | Interview
Published: 2016/10/02
Channel: The Kelly Alexander Show
LIVE FEED: Janet Jackson Day in Minneapolis [Live HD]
LIVE FEED: Janet Jackson Day in Minneapolis [Live HD]
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: DJ Dime
Jimmy Jam on Recording "Scream"
Jimmy Jam on Recording "Scream"
Published: 2012/04/06
Channel: StrangerInAustralia
Monkey (Jam & Lewis Remix Remastered)
Monkey (Jam & Lewis Remix Remastered)
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: George Michael - Topic
SHOF Talk: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris & Terry Lewis
SHOF Talk: James "Jimmy Jam" Harris & Terry Lewis
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: SongwriterHallofFame
Donnie After Dark: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Donnie After Dark: Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: TV One
Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson's finger thing with Jimmy Jam &Terry Lewis(Grammies "87)
Published: 2010/12/12
Channel: PerfectlyImperfect
Terry Lewis: Short Biography, Net Worth & Career Highlights
Terry Lewis: Short Biography, Net Worth & Career Highlights
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: Celebrity Net Worth
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Honors Boyz ll Men
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Honors Boyz ll Men
Published: 2012/01/07
Channel: MiltonVisions
New Edition - If It Isn
New Edition - If It Isn't Love (Low Key Remix) Rare Version Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Remix
Published: 2011/01/10
Channel: Johnny Brasco
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Roland Lifetime Achievement Award NAMM 2016 | MikesGig
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Roland Lifetime Achievement Award NAMM 2016 | MikesGig
Published: 2017/01/15
Channel: mikesgigtv
Exclusive: Jimmy Jam Discusses Prince’s Legacy
Exclusive: Jimmy Jam Discusses Prince’s Legacy
Published: 2016/04/21
Channel: WCCO - CBS Minnesota
Jimmy Jam (Instrumental)
Jimmy Jam (Instrumental)
Published: 2014/11/20
Channel: Tim Mabin - Topic
[ONE K] Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis - UN speech
[ONE K] Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis - UN speech
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: ONE K
Solo @ Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Solo @ Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Published: 2009/02/05
Channel: BlkMadonna
Terry Lewis Recounts Meeting Prince At High School
Terry Lewis Recounts Meeting Prince At High School
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Amarudontv
Tabu Records Re-Born 2013 - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Interview Part 4
Tabu Records Re-Born 2013 - Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Interview Part 4
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: OfficialTabuRecords
Usher - Mars Vs. Venus (Prod. by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Usher - Mars Vs. Venus (Prod. by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)
Published: 2010/03/03
Channel: kpalexa
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Piano Tunes
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis Piano Tunes
Published: 2011/11/02
Channel: LivingForce
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Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
Jimmy Jam (left) and Terry Lewis in January 2012
Background information
Birth name
  • James Samuel Harris III
  • Terry Steven Lewis
Also known as
  • Jam & Lewis
  • Jimmy & Terry
Born
  • June 6, 1959 (1959-06-06) (age 58) (Jimmy Jam)
  • November 24, 1956 (1956-11-24) (age 60) (Terry Lewis)
Origin
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Songwriters
  • musicians
  • record producers
Instruments
Years active 1981-present
Labels
Associated acts

James Samuel "Jimmy Jam" Harris III (born June 6, 1959)[1] and Terry Steven Lewis (born November 24, 1956)[2] are an American R&B songwriting and record production team.[3] They have enjoyed great success since the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson.[4] They have written 31 top ten hits in the UK and 41 in the US.[5]

History[edit]

Jimmy Jam is the son of Cornbread Harris, a Minneapolis blues and jazz musician. Jimmy Jam met Lewis while in high school in Minneapolis.[4] They did not meet in class, however, but while attending a TRIO Upward Bound program on the University of Minnesota campus.[4][6] They formed a band called Flyte Tyme, which evolved into The Time.[6] In 1981, they were joined by Morris Day and toured with Prince as his opening act.[6] As members of The Time, they played instruments on two of the group's five albums (Pandemonium and Condensate).[citation needed]

In 1982, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were introduced to the music executive Dina R. Andrews, who was then an employee of Dick Griffey's SOLAR Records, where they would be mentored by record producer Leon Sylvers III.[6] The pair asked Andrews to manage them, and through her relationships Andrews first introduced Jam and Lewis to Music Executive Clarence Avant.[6] They produced their first masters for Avant for the SOS Band.[6] Andrews set-up Jam and Lewis's company Flyte Tyme Productions as a business entity, and continued shopping them to her other record executive colleagues. The producers went on to produce several other masters for Avant under Dina Andrews Management for the SOS Band, Cherrelle, Alexander O'Neal and Change.[6] Additionally, Andrews shopped the duo to many of the executives and artists who used their services, such as Klymaxx, Cheryl Lynn ("Encore"), and executives such as John McClain (Janet Jackson),[7] Clive Davis, Sylvia Rhone, and Warner Chappelle (Rachele Fields). Other 1980s hits included Tender Love for Force MD and the 1988 hit Can You Stand The Rain for New Edition in their best selling album to date.

The pair were fired by Prince from a tour after a blizzard left them unable to rejoin during a short break to produce music for The SOS Band.[7][8] However, one of the tracks they were producing, "Just Be Good to Me", became a hit and sealed the duo's reputation, as well as that of the SOS Band.[8] The duo would rejoin The Time for two albums: 1990's Pandemonium and the 2011 album Condensate under the name the Original 7ven.

The duo was noted for early use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, which was used in most of its productions. After working with other artists such as Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal, Jam and Lewis were introduced to Janet Jackson and produced her breakthrough album Control in 1986,[4][8] for which the duo won a Grammy Award. Their collaboration on her next album, 1989's Rhythm Nation 1814, proved even more successful as the album became one of the top-selling albums in history with four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits. Their collaboration continued and remained highly successful, especially on the Billboard 200 No.1 albums janet., The Velvet Rope, All For You and Unbreakable.

In 1991, they founded a record label, Perspective Records[7][9] (an A&M/PolyGram Records-distributed label that has since shut its doors). Later that year, their newly minted label experienced success with a Minneapolis-based gospel/R&B collective of artists known as Sounds of Blackness. Their debut single, "Optimistic" served as a groundbreaking anthem stressing positivity and encouragement. The song served as a summer and fall anthem and began propelling Jam and Lewis' new boutique label towards the top. Other successes followed with Blackness as well as music from labelmates Mint Condition, Lo-Key? and Solo. A highlight for Perspective was the opportunity to release the soundtrack for the 1992 motion picture Mo Money, which starred Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash and Marlon Wayans. Executive produced by Jam and Lewis, the soundtrack featured cuts from Mint Condition, Ralph Tresvant and Caron Wheeler, as well as a duet by Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross.

In an illustrious career that has spanned more than three decades, Jam and Lewis have worked with artists such as Herb Alpert, TLC, Sounds of Blackness, Yolanda Adams, Jordan Knight, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Johnny Gill, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Prince, Mýa, Bryan Adams, Spice Girls, Vanessa Williams, George Michael, Melanie B, Rod Stewart, Kelly Price, Gwen Stefani, New Edition, Eric Benet, Pia Zadora, SOLO, and The Human League.[4] In 1999, they produced the hit "Open My Heart" by Yolanda Adams which helped her popularity.

Terry Lewis married R&B singer Karyn White, with whom he had a daughter, Ashley Nicole Lewis. The pair has since divorced. He later married Indira Singh and had two children, Talin and Tierra. Jimmy Jam served as chairman of the board of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He is currently listed as chairman Emeritus.

In 2005 Jam and Lewis opened their new recording studios in Santa Monica, California naming it Flyte Tyme West. In 2006, they won a Grammy for Yolanda Adams' song "Be Blessed", from her 2005 album Day By Day. In 2007, Jam and Lewis produced the two-time Grammy Award-winning CD Funk This for Chaka Khan, which included the Award-winning R&B duet "Disrespectful", with Mary J. Blige.

The production duo reunited with The Time at The 50th Grammy Awards on February 10, 2008 in a medley that included the artist Rihanna, and featuring "Jungle Love". In June and July 2008, all of the original members of The Time (Morris Day, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Jesse Johnson, Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson, and Monte Moir) reunited once again for a series of shows at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Jam and Lewis worked on Ruben Studdard's album, Love Is as well as Johnny Gill's 2011 album Still Winning. Their most recent hits as producers were "Pure Gold" from Earth, Wind & Fire's 2005 album Illumination and "Higher Than This" from Ledisi's 2009 album Turn Me Loose.

Discography[edit]

Charts[edit]

Jam & Lewis have more Billboard Number Ones than any other songwriting and production team in history.[4] They have produced 16 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hits, and 26 Billboard R&B No. 1 hits.[4]

They are among a handful of producers to have No. 1 records in three consecutive decades, with number ones in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. [10][11]

They have had 41 songs reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100,[12] and 31 in the Top 10 in the UK.[5]

Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s[edit]

Awards[edit]

Since forming their music company Flyte Tyme in 1982, Jam & Lewis have earned more than 100 gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond albums for their work with such artists as Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Luther Vandross, Yolanda Adams, Herb Alpert, New Edition, Human League, George Michael, Earth, Wind and Fire, TLC, Robert Palmer, Gwen Stefani and Kanye West.[4] They have more than 100 ASCAP songwriting and publishing awards,[4] including several Songwriter of the Year awards.[13]

In 1993, Jam & Lewis were nominated with Janet Jackson for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Again", from the movie Poetic Justice.

Grammy Awards[edit]

Jam & Lewis have won five Grammy Awards. They have received the most nominations for Producer of the Year, with 11 nominations.[14] They won the award in 1987 at the 29th Grammy Awards, in the very first year they were nominated.

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1987 Control Album Of The Year Nominated
"What Have You Done For Me Lately" Best R&B Song Nominated
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Won
1990 Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals Nominated
"Miss You Much" Best R&B Song Nominated
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
1991 "Alright" Best R&B Song Nominated
1994 "That's The Way Love Goes" Best R&B Song Won
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
1995 Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
1996 HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I Album Of The Year Nominated
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2001 Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2002 All For You Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
"All For You" Best Dance Recording Won
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2003 Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2004 Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2005 Confessions Album Of The Year Nominated
Damita Jo Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2006 Love. Angel. Music. Baby. Album Of The Year Nominated
"Be Blessed" Best Gospel Song Won
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominated
2007 20 Y.O. Best Contemporary R&B Album Nominated
2008 Funk This Best R&B Album Won
2016 Forever Charlie Best R&B Album Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Jimmy Jam - Biography". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Terry Lewis - Biography". allmusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-02-15. 
  3. ^ Savage, Mark (May 27, 2005). "The Hitmakers: Jam and Lewis". BBC. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Philbrook, Erik. "Powerhouse: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Celebrate 30 Years as ASCAP Members". ascap.com. ASCAP. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  5. ^ a b devoy, stuart. "The People Who Created The Soundtrack To Your Life" – via Amazon. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Williams, Chris. "Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have become synonymous with recording excellence". waxpoetics.com. Wax Poetics Magazine. Retrieved 2015-02-07. 
  7. ^ a b c Bream, Jon (June 28, 1992). "POP MUSIC : The Rhythm 'n' Blues Brothers : Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are in tune with L.A. and New York music scenes--but keep churning out their hits from Minnesota". latimes,com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  8. ^ a b c Phillips, Jevon. "Hollywood Star Walk: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  9. ^ Bream, Jon (June 28, 1992). "Prince Can't Keep Up With These Label Kings". latimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  10. ^ Bronson, Fred. Billboard's Hottest Hot 100 Hits. Billboard Books, 2003 (3rd ed.), p. 106-128.
  11. ^ Whitburn, Joel. Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955 – 2012. Record Research, 2013 (14th ed.).
  12. ^ "Keith Caulfield on Twitter". 
  13. ^ "Answers - The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". 
  14. ^ "The Producer Of The Year Category Turns 40". 

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