The Essential George Duke, Get It!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I picked this double CD up yesterday, and I am in heaven! If you are old enough to remember this stuff, buy and it have a ball. if you are too young, buy it and get an education!:D George Duke is the epitome of great musicianship, bandleading, and arranging. He is also a fine singer, writer, and monster keyboardist.

    To top it all off, Byron Miller is featured at the top of his game. A P-bass with rounds never has sounded better!:bassist:
  2. Just ordered it. Thanks for the tip!
  3. ive had the cd's these cuts came from for a while, but man, im embarrassed to say how much i paid a few years ago for george's out of print double set on mps "three originals":rollno::rollno: the fusion stuff he did with alphonso johnson on bass was sick too.
  4. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    I used to have his really early jazz discs, which, in my opinion were his best stuff. He went down hill with the dukey stick in my opinion. He is a monster keyboard player.
  5. Just GGGGrrrrreeeeeeeeaaaaaaaat stuff! I love George Duke!

    Last time I saw him was in '05, with Reggie Hamilton on bass....upright and electric. The music was just smokin'! IMO George Duke is just one of those cats...his energy and funkiness are bigger than any of the notes he plays.
  6. That happened to me on the 'Suitcase' thing with Kahn and Anthony. I saw it as an import on Amazon and got so excited that I just ordered it up. Two weeks later, the same thing was available domestic for $20 less:eek:

    Oh well, still worth every penny!!!!
  7. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
    Thanks!!! I'll add that to the list! I saw Byron back in the day with George Duke several times. Ndugu played drums at one concert and Shelia E at the other. Both concerts were awesome!!!

    A Groove is a Terrible Thing to Waste! :cool:
  8. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    S'pose I need to pony up, having heard some of the stuff mentioned here, and being a fan of hais Zappa and Ponty work.