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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of George Duke is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits "Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby" plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Best of George Duke is a fine ten-track overview of the funk keyboardist's late-'70s/early-'80s recordings, containing all three of his Top Ten R&B hits "Reach for It," "Dukey Stick," "Sweet Baby" plus a good selection of minor hits and album tracks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972432526
  • Catalog Number: 724325
  • Sales rank: 26,505

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dukey Stick (6:02)
  2. 2 Reach for It (4:54)
  3. 3 Searchin' My Mind (3:12)
  4. 4 Mothership Connection (5:10)
  5. 5 Sweet Baby (3:47)
  6. 6 Starting Again (4:27)
  7. 7 Lady (4:20)
  8. 8 Shine On (5:12)
  9. 9 Just for You (4:28)
  10. 10 Movin' On (4:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Duke Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Rap
Philip Bailey Rap
Jean Carn Vocals, Rap
Michael Sembello Guitar
Dennis Chambers Drums
Murray Adler Strings
Israel Baker Strings
Brenton Banks Strings
George Bohannon Trombone
Napoleon Murphy Brock Vocals, Background Vocals
Pattie Brooks Background Vocals
Denyse Buffum Strings
Carl Carwell Rap
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums, Vocals, Rap
Charles Veal Choir Master
Stanley Clarke Bass, Drums, Background Vocals, Rap, Tenor Bass
Darrell Cox Rap
Rollice Dale Strings
Assa Drori Strings
Bonnie Douglas Strings
Brandon Fields Alto Saxophone
Frederick Seykora Strings
Armen Garabedian Strings
Endre Granat Strings
Gary Grant Trumpet
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Paula Hochhalter Strings
Selene Hurford Strings
Josie James Vocals, Background Vocals
Byron Miller Bass, Vocals, Rap
Buell Neidlinger Bass
Claudia Parducci Strings
Flora Purim Vocals, Rap
Petsye Powell Background Vocals
Dorothy Remsen Harp
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Anatoly Rosinsky Strings
Sheldon Sanov Strings
Deborah Thomas Vocals, Rap
Sybil Thomas Vocals, Rap
Barbara Thomason Strings
Marcia Van Dyke Strings
Dorothy Wade Strings
Kirk Whalum Tenor Saxophone
Ken Yerke Strings
Icarus Johnson Guitar, Vocals, Rap
Bill Hybel Strings
Arthur Royval Strings
(Ex) Cat Heads Percussion, Vocals, Rap
Reg Hill Strings
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Dee Henricks Vocals, Rap
Alex Hervath Strings
Michael Terril Strings
Mitchell Newman Strings
Neal Laite Strings
Larry Williams Tenor Saxophone
Franklyn D'Antonio Strings
Jorge Del Barrio Conductor
Technical Credits
George Duke Producer
Stanley Clarke Producer, Contributor
Kerry McNabb Engineer
Tommy Vicari Engineer
Erik Zobler Engineer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
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