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Don't Let Go
     

Don't Let Go

by George Duke
 
With a hot funk band and a big hit, "Reach for It," behind him, George Duke appears mostly in his persona as R&B star on this ebullient package of sometimes Latin-inflected '70s funk. The centerpiece is a self-parodic bit of shuck and jive called "Dukey Stick," which became a number four hit single on the R&B charts (at his gigs, Duke used to flaunt a gaudy, lit-up,

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With a hot funk band and a big hit, "Reach for It," behind him, George Duke appears mostly in his persona as R&B star on this ebullient package of sometimes Latin-inflected '70s funk. The centerpiece is a self-parodic bit of shuck and jive called "Dukey Stick," which became a number four hit single on the R&B charts (at his gigs, Duke used to flaunt a gaudy, lit-up, perhaps phallic wand, the "Dukey stick," during this number). The percussion section is pretty potent, staffed by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and Sheila Escovedo in her pre-pop star days; they even get a Latin workout of their own simply titled "Percussion Interlude." While some of Duke's considerable keyboard and electronic prowess breaks through now and then, this album is mainly aimed at the R&B market, as the preponderance of soul vocals indicates. As such, it is a cut or two above the routine fare of the time, though not as infectious as its predecessor Reach for It.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Soulmusic.com
UPC:
5013929078031
catalogNumber:
2907803
Rank:
66149

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Performance Credits

George Duke   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Narrator
Pete Escovedo   Percussion,Conga
Roland Bautista   Rhythm Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums,Timbales,Narrator
Sheila Escovedo   Percussion,Conga,Vocals,Narrator
Josie James   Vocals
Byron Miller   Bass,Narrator
Carol Shive   Violin
Charles "Icarus" Johnson   Guitar,Narrator
Napolean Murphy Brock   Vocals
Jody Geist   Viola

Technical Credits

George Duke   Composer
Pete Escovedo   Composer
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Composer
Sheila Escovedo   Composer
Kerry McNabb   Engineer
David Nathan   Reissue Producer
A. Scott Galloway   Liner Notes
Glen Christensen   Art Direction
Roger Williams   Artwork

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