I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry

I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry

by George Duke
     
 

The list of heavyweights who join George Duke on 1975's I Love the Blues: She Heard My Cry is impressive -- some of the participants include Johnny "Guitar" Watson, singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira, guitarist Lee Ritenour, drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler<See more details below

Overview

The list of heavyweights who join George Duke on 1975's I Love the Blues: She Heard My Cry is impressive -- some of the participants include Johnny "Guitar" Watson, singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira, guitarist Lee Ritenour, drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, and guitarist George Johnson (of Brothers Johnson fame). With such a cast, one would expect this 1975 LP to be outstanding, which it isn't. But it's a respectable effort that thrives on diversity. The highlights of this album range from decent fusion instrumentals, like "That's What She Said," "Giant Child Within Us-Ego," and "Sister Serene," to the mellow soul ballad "Someday" and the Jimi Hendrix-like heavy metal/hard rock offering "Rokkinrowl," which finds Duke singing lead and contains some of Ritenour's more forceful playing. Meanwhile, Duke and Watson perform a vocal duet on the title song, which is the only 12-bar blues number on the album. In 1975, some jazz fans wished that the artist would stick to instrumental fusion and stay away from R&B and rock singing, but, in fact, it was jazz that Duke would eventually move away from. I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry isn't recommended to those who only want to hear Duke as an instrumentalist, although it's enjoyable if you like hearing some rock, soul, and blues singing along with your fusion.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Verve
UPC:
0600753115039
catalogNumber:
001201902
Rank:
37711

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Duke   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,ARP,fender rhodes
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Daryl Stuermer   Guitar
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Drums,Percussion,Gong,Background Vocals
Airto Moreira   Percussion,Tambourine,Berimbau
Roger Dollarhide   Background Vocals
Tom Fowler   Bass
Janet Fergusonhoff   Vocals
George Johnson   Guitar
Byron Miller   Bass,Guitar
Flora Purim   Vocals
Emil Richards   Percussion,Marimbas
Lee Ritenour   Guitar
Larry Robinson   Background Vocals
Ruth Underwood   Percussion,Gong,Marimbas
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Wittenberg   Violin,Vocals
Patrick Norris   Background Vocals
Pat Norris   Background Vocals
Janet Ferguson Hoff   Vocals
Donna Correa   Background Vocals
Debra Fay   Background Vocals
Chris Norris   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

George Duke   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler   Composer
Kevin Reeves   Mastering
Emil Richards   Composer
Harry Weinger   Reissue Producer
Hollis King   Art Direction

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