Follow the Rainbow : expanded edition - George Duke

Follow the Rainbow : expanded edition
Released on 24/10/11. Jazz and funk pioneer George Duke achieved US crossover success in 1977 with the classic Reach For It followed by 1978's Dukey Stick. Released in 1979, FOLLOW THE RAINBOW, his fourth Epic Records LP continued George's acceptance among mainstream R&B and soul fans.

A US Top 5 jazz, Top 20 R&B and Top 60 pop charted album, FOLLOW THE RAINBOW included the Top 30 R&B hit single Say That You Will.

The master keyboardist who wrote all but one track on the album ( Funkin For The Thrill, written by bassist Byron Miller) brought together key players such as drummer Ndugu
Chancler, percussionist Sheila E., singers Lynn and Josie James and former Earth Wind & Fire member Roland Bautista for the fun n funk sessions. Key cuts on FOLLOW THE RAINBOW previously only available as a Japanese CD release include Duke grooves Party Down and I Am For Real, the slow jam Straight From The Heart and the mellow jazz instrumental Corine (written for George's wife).
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Code: SMCR5029
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Party Down / Say That You Will / Funkin' For The Thrill / Sunrise / Festival / I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You) / Straight From The Heart / Corine / Pluck / Follow The Rainbow / Bonus Tracks - I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You) Us Single Edit
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Thankful- Expanded Edition
Released 17/10/11. Natalie Cole was enjoying international success in 1977 when Capitol Records issued her third album, THANKFUL. Like its predecessors, the LP was produced by the Chicago team of Chuck Jackson & Marvin Yancy and contained a number of Natalie's own compositions including the USTop 10 R&Bhit, Annie Mae. . A US Top 20 pop and Top 5 R&B charted album, THANKFUL (long out of print on CD) was certified platinum and boasted the US million-selling R&BNo. 1 and No. 15 pop single, Our Love. This reissue is the second Cole album from Records following the February 2011 release of Natalie Live (SMCR-5009D) Key cuts on THANKFUL include the gospel-driven title track; the smooth quiet storm -flavoured Cole fan favourite, La Costa (co-written by Natalie and her then-musical director Linda Williams); the jazzy Lovers (another tune co-penned by Natalie); and the Cole composition, the heartfelt Keeping A Light.
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Singles A’s & B’s Vol.4 1973 – 1976
Released on 24/10/11.

Volume 4 of our series collating the singles recordings by Joe Tex from his years on the Dial label covers 1973 to 1976, chronologically sequenced, and featuring the A-side and B-side of each 45.

Here we have R&B hits Woman Stealer, Under Your Powerful Love and Have You Ever, plus crossover smash Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman), a long with collectors items from that period, including the humour of Sassy, Sexy wiggle, the bluesy Mama Red, plus the supreme balladry of Baby It s Rainin displaying the versatility of the Clown Prince of Soul. With the exception of a July 1975 session in New Orleans (Have You Ever/Baby It s Rainin), all other tracks were recorded at the Soundshop in Nashville with Joe's road band and the cream of local session musicians, under the watchful production of Buddy Killen.

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Master Of The Game Expanded Edition
After his US R&B success with Reach For It (1977) and Dukey Stick (1978), MASTER OF THE GAME was jazz n funk pioneer George Duke s fifth album for Epic Records, the follow up to Follow The Rainbow (reissued by Records on SMCR-5029). A US Top 20 R&Band Top 200 pop charted album, MASTER OF THE GAME included the Top 30 R&B and club hit single I Want You For Myself featuring vocalist Lynn Davis.

The master keyboardist was the sole writer on eight tracks collaborating with famed percussionist Sheila E. on Games
and with guitarist David Myles, drummer Ricky Lawson and bassist Byron Miler all featured players on the album on the nine-minute-plus funk opus, The Alien Challenges The Stick/The Alien Succumbs To The Macho Intergalactic Funkativity Of The Funkblasters. Other key cuts on MASTER OF THE GAME previously only available as a Japanese CD release include the  instrumental Dog-Man and the EW&F-influenced cut Every Little Step I Take.

MASTER OF THE GAME is one of four George Duke classic jazz/ funk albums being reissued by Records in 2011. This expanded edition includesUSsingle edits of I Want You For Myself and Every Little Step I Take.
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Ladies of the Eighties
In 1982, A TASTE OF HONEY returned with their final album, LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES, produced by Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire.

The band returned to the top ten of the R&B charts with the first single from the album, a cover of THE MIRACLES' Motown classic I'LL TRY SOMETHING NEW, which also reached the Top 30 on the Adult Contemporary charts and #41 on the Pop charts. Second single WE'VE GOT THE GROOVE also became an R&B hit.

LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES reached the Pop album charts and also became a sizeable R&B hit, peaking at #14.

BBR is very proud to present LADIES OF THE EIGHTIES, in full, expanded form, complete with extensive liner notes that feature interviews along with added bonus material.

Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR re- master is a must have for all Soul, R&B and Disco fans out there!
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Rendezvous : Expanded Edition
Released on 14/11/10. After his USR&B successwith Reach For It (1977) and Dukey Stick (1978), RENDEZVOUS was jazz 'n' funk pioneer George Duke's eleventh and final album for Epic Records.

Released in 1984, RENDEZVOUS was produced by George, who wrote or co-wrote all but two of the tracks. Featured musicians on the album included longtime musical associates Byron Miller on bass, Ndugu Chancler on drums, Paulinho Da Costa on percussion, Josie James and Lynn Davis on background vocals,Jerry Hey on trumpet and Michael Sembello on guitar with special guests Stanley Clarke, Steve Ferrone (of Average White Band) on drums, Nathan East (on bass).
With a strong Earth, Wind & Fire influence on several tunes such as Stay Awhile, Got To Get Back To Love and She Can Wait Forever, other key cuts on the album include the Brazilian-flavoured Ipanema Lady and the mellow smooth jazz- styled, Thinking Of You.
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