1977 George Duke – Reach For It

Reach For It is a studio album by the American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was recorded at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, and released in 1977 through Epic Records. The album peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard 200 and number 4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America on January 18, 1978.

Its only single, a self-titled track “Reach for It”, peaked at number 54 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number 2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.


1  The Beginning (George Duke) 1:52
2  Lemme At It (George Duke) 4:18
3  Hot Fire (Leon Chancler) 5:33
Reach For It (George Duke) 4:55
5  Just For You (George Duke) 4:29
6  Omi Fresh Water (George Duke) 4:52
7  Searchin’ My Mind (George Duke) 3:14
8  Watch Out Baby ! (George Duke, Leon Chancler, Michael Sembello, Stanley Clarke) 5:25
9  Diamonds (George Duke) 6:47
10  The End (George Duke) 1:07


Bass Byron Miller
Drums Leon Chancler
Guitar Charles Johnson
Percussion Manolo Badrena
Keyboards George Duke
Background Vocals Deborah Thomas
Background Vocals Dee Henrichs
Background Vocals Sybil Thomas
Vocals George Duke

Other Musicians

6 Omi Fresh Water

Trombone Raul De Souza

8 Watch Out Baby!

Bass Stanley Clarke
Guitar Michael Sembello
Vocals Leon Chancler

9 Diamonds

Vocals Charles Johnson

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke
Crew (Drum Roady) – Ron Lorman
Crew (Road Manager) – Art Satren
Engineer – Kerry McNabb
Stage Manager – Bruce Heigh
Technician (Monitor Mixer) – Alan Santos

Mastered By – John Golden
Art Direction – Glen Christensen
Photography – Norman Seeff

Mastered At Kendun Recorders
Recorded At Paramount Studios
Phonographic Copyright CBS Inc
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