Friday, September 01, 2006

George Duke - Don't Let Go (Epic 1978)


Anonymous Christophe said...

Hi south low,
There is so much good stuff on your blog but I can't manage to open the RAR files you put here.
I tried several of my sofwares to try to open them but nothing works.
The only file I could open is the Barbara Mason album you re-upoaded in a ZIP file with no password.
This is very frustrating to see those gems here and not be able to listen to them.
Anyway, congratulations for your blog

9/05/2006 10:53 AM  
Blogger low said...

I'm going to assume you've tried to open with the pasword of "headfonehaus" already, and still no luck. I use a Mac and run "UnRarX" (free on to get the music out. I have no problems, and other people seem to not have any either. But I am only Mac-centric, and I can't give you advice on PC. I'll put something in the cBox and see if anybody else out there can suggest something.

9/05/2006 7:23 PM  
Anonymous Christophe said...

thanks for your reply
I have a PC and I do use the right password.
But when I try to open files, nothing happens.
I can open RAR files with my usual software but none of those on your blog.
Maybe there's something to do with the fact that you're using a Mac and me a PC
I just really don't know

9/08/2006 12:20 AM  
Blogger low said...

With a hot funk band and a big hit, "Reach for It," behind him, George Duke appears mostly in his persona as R&B star on this ebullient package of sometimes Latin-inflected '70s funk. The centerpiece is a self-parodic bit of shuck and jive called "Dukey Stick," which became a number four hit single on the R&B charts (at his gigs, Duke used to flaunt a gaudy, lit-up, perhaps phallic wand, the Dukey stick, during this number). The percussion section is pretty potent, staffed by Ndugu Chancler and Sheila Escovedo in her pre-pop-star days; they even get a Latin workout of their own simply entitled "Percussion Interlude." While some of Duke's considerable keyboard and electronic prowess breaks through now and then, this album is mainly aimed at the R&B market, as the preponderance of soul vocals indicates. As such, it is a cut or two above the routine fare of the time, though not as infectious as its predecessor Reach for It.

10/17/2006 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have about ten albums from this extraordinary funk musician.......This album is the only one i didn't have.........THANXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

11/17/2006 5:08 AM  

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