Who Sang Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician? Grace Jones

Grace Jones Inside Story cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Woolley, Grace Jones
release date: 1986
genres: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
styles: New Wave/Synth-pop/Disco
length: 4:44
mixer: James A. Farber
recording engineer: James A. Farber
arranger: Bruce Woolley and Nile Rodgers
guitar: Nile Rodgers
tenor saxophone: Lenny Pickett
lead vocals: Grace Jones
alto saxophone: Stan Harrison
acoustic bass guitar: Nile Rodgers
synthesizer & drums (drum set) & percussion: Bruce Woolley
solo trumpet: Mac Gollehon
writer: Bruce Woolley, Grace Jones
I went to a concert, to see Nina, Simone,
The concert was over, there was still a band playing, the rap up,

The "booguh" played with his hands, I close my eyes, and look at him,
Victor should have been a jazz musician,
I said to myself, Victor should have been a jazz musician,

I looked at his face, and I saw Victor, looked at his smile, and I saw Victor,
I looked at his hair, and thought,
Victor should have been a jazz musician,
Victor should have been a jazz musician,

And the people dancing on the floor, dancing on the floor, were so high,
You should have seen Victor smile, you should have seen Victor smile,
As they danced all the while all around on the floor, and he laughed,

Victor should have been a jazz musician,
Oh, Victor should have been a jazz musician,
He was playing so nice, the jazz musician,
Ah, ah,
He's living in a fast beat, in a city that's hot,
Telling all the Latinos and Puerto Ricans, Victor seems happy, but he doesn't even know himself, he's gotta look inside to know his first love,
Victor was a Jazz musician, he was playing so nice, Victor was a Jazz musician, (?) Victor was a Jazz musician,
Victor loves his music, he loves his music, somewhere, he plays his music, somewhere,
Victor is a jazz musician,
Jazz.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect for You)
  • 2 Hollywood Liar
  • 3 Chan Hitchhikes to Shanghai
  • 4 Victor Should Have Been a Jazz Musician
  • 5 Party Girl
  • 6 Crush
  • 7 Barefoot in Beverly Hills
  • 8 Scary But Fun
  • 9 White Collar Crime
  • 10 Inside Story