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• Soulmusic Records is very proud to present an in-depth anthology of the spectacular work of the late and legendary George Duke recorded over a seven year period from 1977-1984. Included in this overview of his tenure at Epic records are all eleven of his U.S. charted singles along with selected ‘B’ sides and album cuts taken from his eleven best-selling epic LPs.

• Acknowledged as one of the most talented multi-faceted music men of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond, California-born George’s career began working with a diverse range of musicians including such pioneers as Cannonball Adderley and Frank Zappa before he started his own solo recording journey in the mid-‘70s.

• Within a year of George’s impressive stint with Epic, he enjoyed a first U.S. chart breakthrough with 1977’s ‘Reach For It’, continuing with the funk classic, ‘Dukey Stick’ in 1978. George’s acclaimed 1979 project ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ spawned a UK charted hit with the title track. Further success came with his teaming with super-bassist Stanley Clarke resulting in George’s biggest U.S. hit, 1981’s ‘Sweet Baby’.

• Compiled by David Nathan, this sumptuous 2-cd follows the Soulmusic Records’ reissues of several of George’s best-selling Epic albums; stellar notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring include quotes from Duke cohorts Ndugu Chancler and Byron Miller and his cousin, Dianne Reeves; great remastering by James Bragg highlights the distinctive funk/jazz & R&B work of a much-loved and respected music legend.

DISC ONE: DUKEY STICK (1977-1979)
1. YOU AND ME
2. 'SCUSE ME MISS
3. REACH FOR IT
4. JUST FOR YOU
5. DUKEY STICK (PART ONE)
6. DUKEY STICK (PART TWO)
7. YEAH, WE GOING
8. DON'T LET GO
9. MOVIN´ON
10. THE WAY I FEEL
11. SAY THAT YOU WILL
12. I AM FOR REAL (MAY THE FUNK BE WITH YOU)
13. PLUCK
14. STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
15. I WANT YOU FOR MYSELF (featuring LYNN DAVIS)
16. PARTY DOWN
17. EVERY LITTLE STEP I TAKE
18. GAMES
19. BRAZILIAN LOVE AFFAIR
20. DUKEY STICK (US 12” SINGLE)

DISC TWO: SWEET BABY (1981-1984)
1. SWEET BABY - Stanley Clarke / George Duke
2. NEVER JUDGE A COVER BY ITS BOOK - - Stanley Clarke / George Duke
3. I JUST WANT TO LOVE YOU - Stanley Clarke / George Duke
4. FINDING MY WAY - Stanley Clarke / George Duke
5. SHINE ON
6. POSITIVE ENERGY
7. DREAM ON
8. RIDE ON LOVE
9. SON OF REACH FOR IT (THE FUNKY DREAM)
10. REACH OUT (PART 1)
11. REACH OUT (PART 2)
12. BORN TO LOVE YOU
13. YOU (ARE THE LIGHT)
14. CELEBRATE
15. HEROES - Stanley Clarke / George Duke
16. SECRET RENDEZVOUS
17. THINKING OF YOU
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