GEORGE DUKE - MASTER OF THE GAME

GEORGE DUKE

MASTER OF THE GAME

1LP
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In 1979, George Duke featured Lynn Davis 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 its own right.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
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Catalog # : MOVLP1341Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2015-09-28
Barcode : 8718469538317Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1979 

Side A

1. Look What You Find
2. Every Little Step I Take
3. Games
4. I Want You For Myself
5. In The Distance

Side B

1. I Love You More
2. Dog-Man
3. Everybody's Talkin'
4. Part 1 - The Alien Challenges The Stick
Part 2 - The Alien Succumbs To The Macho Inter-Galactic Funkativity Of The Funkblasters

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 its own right.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert