James Mtume

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James Mtume
Birth nameJames Forman
Also known asMtume
Born(1946-01-03)January 3, 1946
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedJanuary 9, 2022(2022-01-09) (aged 76)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • radio personality
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals, percussionist, piano, keyboards, sampler, drums, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1961–present

James Forman (January 3, 1946 – January 9, 2022), stage name James Mtume, was an American jazz and R&B musician, songwriter, record producer, activist and radio personality. He worked with Miles Davis between 1971 and 1975. Mtume's R&B group, also called Mtume, played the 1983 R&B hit song "Juicy Fruit".

Mtume died on January 9, 2022 at the age of 76.[1]

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