1981 Stanley Clarke & George Duke – The Clarke-Duke Project

The Clarke/Duke Project is the first collaborative album by American musicians Stanley Clarke and George Duke. It was released in 1981 through Epic Records. The main recording sessions took place at Studio D of Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California with additional recording at Le Gonks West, Westlake Studios and A&M Studios in Hollywood, California.

The album peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200 and at number 7 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It’s lead single, “Sweet Baby”, made it to number 19 on the Hot 100 singles chart. In 1982, the album was nominated for Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at 24th Annual Grammy Awards.

Tracks

1  Wild Dog (George Duke; Stanley Clarke) 3:30
2  Louie Louie (Richard Berry) 5:07
3  Sweet Baby (George Duke) 3:47
4  I Just Want To Love You (Stanley Clarke) 3:52
5  Never Judge A Cover By Its Book (Stanley Clarke) 1:43
6  Let’s Get Started (George Duke; Stanley Clarke) 3:59
7  Winners (Stanley Clarke) 4:02
8  Touch And Go (George Duke; Stanley Clarke; Allee Willis) 4:37
9  Finding My Way (George Duke) 5:39

Media

Musicians

BassStanley Clarke
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarStanley Clarke
KeyboardsGeorge Duke
SitarStanley Clarke
CelloStanley Clarke
PercussionGeorge Duke
VocalsStanley Clarke
VocalsGeorge Duke

Other Musicians

3 Sweet Baby

SaxGary Foster


7 Winners

Bass (synthesizer)George Duke
Bass (synthesizer)Michael Boddicker


8 Touch And Go

TrumpetJerry Hey

Strings

Art Royval, Assa Drori, Barbara Thomason, Bonnie Douglas, Denyse Buffum, Dorothy Wade, Endre Granat, Frederick Seykora, Israel Baker, Kenneth Yerke, Marcia Van Dyke, Nils Oliver, Paula Hochhalter, Rollice Dale, Selene Hurford, Sheldon Sanov

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke, Stanley Clarke
Arranged By (Strings) – George Duke (Tracks 3, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Stanley Clarke (Tracks 4, 8)
Concertmaster – Charles Veal
Conductor (Strings) – Jorge DelBarrio
Coordinator (Album Coordination) – Kathe Hoffman
Engineer – Brent Averill, Tommy Vicari
Engineer (Assistant) – Dave Concors, Erik Zobler, Jim Cassell, Wally Buck
Mastered By – George Horn

Photography By – Norman Seeff

Recorded At – Fantasy Studios
Mixed At – Fantasy Studios
Recorded At – Le Gonks West
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – Fantasy Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.