|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 25 September 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|George Duke Master Of The Game Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Although George Duke first made his mark as a Jazz instrumentalist, late-1970s classics like Reach For It, Don't Let Go and Follow The Rainbow made it clear that he could also be an expressive R&B singer. But he didn't want to handle all of the lead vocals himself; so during that period, his role was that of a producer/ keyboardist/songwriter who was more than happy to share the lead vocals with Lynn Davis, Josie James and others. Lynn Davis enjoyed a lot of exposure on R&B stations when, in 1979, Duke featured her on 'I Want You for Myself', the haunting single that made 'Master of the Game' one of his best-selling albums. This album contains a few jazz fusion instrumentals (including the Latin-flavored 'Dog-Man'), but it's an R&B release first and foremost. 'I Want You for Myself' and the mellow, Stylistics-influenced 'Every Little Step I Take' are gems in their own right.
1. Look What You Find
2. Every Little Step I Take
4. I Want You For Myself
5. In The Distance
6. I Love You More
8. Everybody's Talkin'
9. Part 1 - The Alien Challenges The Stick Part 2 - The Alien Succumbs To The Macho Inter-Galactic Funkativity Of The Funkblasters