1986 George Duke – George Duke

George Duke is the 21st album by George Duke, released in 1986.

George M. Duke (January 12, 1946 – August 5, 2013) was an American keyboard pioneer, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which A Brazilian Love Affair from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.

Tracks

1  Broken Glass (George Duke) 4:20
2  I Just Want To Be In Your Life (George Duke) 4:25
3  Good Friend (George Duke) 4:14
4  So Mean To Me (George Duke) 4:05
5  Stand With Your Man (George Duke) 5:17
6  Island Girl (George Duke) 4:42
7  King For A Day (Steve Harvey) 4:22
8  The Morning, You & Love (George Duke) 4:01
9  I Can Make It Better (Robert Brookins; Tony Haynes) 4:42
10  African Violet (George Duke) 3:55

Media

Musicians

Drums (Linn)George Duke
KeyboardsGeorge Duke
PianoGeorge Duke
SynthesizerGeorge Duke

Other Musicians

1 Broken Glass

GuitarKevin Chokan


2 I Just Want To Be In Your Life

Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis


3 Good Friend

BassByron Miller
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SitarPaul Jackson Jr
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsJeffrey Osborne
VocalsStephanie Mills
VocalsIrene Cara
VocalsJoyce Kennedy
VocalsKenny Loggins
VocalsGeorge Duke
VocalsDeniece Williams


4 So Mean To Me

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsLynn Davis
VocalsShirley Jones
VocalsStephanie Phillips


5 Stand With Your Man

BassByron Miller
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarCharles Johnson
RapByron Miller
RapCarl Carwell
RapGeorge Duke
RapJosie James
RapLeon Chancler
RapLynn Davis
RapNapolean Brock
RapNigel Martinez
RapSwee D Cox


6 Island Girl

GuitarKevin Chokan


7 King For A Day

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsGeorge Duke
Background VocalsRobert Brookins
VocalsHoward Hewett


8 The Morning, You & Love

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsJames Ingram
VocalsSue Ann Carwell
VocalsGeorge Duke


9 I Can Make It Better

DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarKevin Chokan
SynthesizerRobert Brookins
Background VocalsDianne Reeves
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsLynn Davis
Background VocalsRobert Brookins
VocalsSue Ann Carwell
VocalsRobert Brookins


10 African Violet

DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarLee Ritenour

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke
Creative Director – Hale Milgrim
Engineer (Additional) – Mitch Gibson
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Ellis Jay, Ivaat Etom (Track 1)
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 2, 4)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 3, 8, 10)
Mixed By – Erik Zobler (Tracks 6, 7, 9)
Recorded By – Erik Zobler (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 2, 4)
Recorded By – Tom Perry (Track 2)
Recorder – Gary Foster (Tracks 8)
Remix – Ellis Jay (Track 1)

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Design – Carol Bobolts
Photography By – Bobby Holland

Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Manufactured By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
Produced For – George Duke Enterprises, Inc.