Monday, October 21, 2013

Acapulco Nights 8/24/13, Memorial Tribute to George Duke

This week we pay tribute to the late George Duke. The American, singer, keyboardist, song writer, and producer, passed away August 5. He's known for his work with Frank Zappa through the 70s, as well as his solo albums and his collaborations with other fantastic players in the evolution of jazz, most notably, Billy Cobham, Jean-Luc Ponty, Flora Purim, and Stanley Clark. Duke was a major innovator of the ARP Odyssey synthesizer. He also produced a slew of pop and RnB records in 80s, and was sampled as the basis of many house and hip hop tracks, giving his music a long legacy in the clubs. He continued to play, record, and produce, until his death. Duke has such a large discography, so Studebaker Hawk decided to focus on his favorites from Duke's music in the 70s and 80s.

Playlist for hour 1

George Duke - Party Down
George Duke - We Give Our Love
George Duke - I Love You More
George Duke - Funkin' For The Thrill
George Duke - Yeah, We Going
George Duke - Reach For It
Flora Purim - Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly
Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
Frank Zappa - Fifty Fifty
Frank Zappa - Be Bop Tango

Playlist for hour 2

George Duke - Dawn
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
George Duke - I Am For Real
George Duke - Celebrate
George Duke and Biily Cobham - Space Lady
Frank Zappa - Village of the Sun/Echidna's Arf (Of You)/Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
George Duke and Biily Cobham - Hip Pockets
George Duke - Thief In The Night
George Duke - Look What You Find
George Duke - Foosh
George Duke - The End

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