Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Shine On" by George Duke

Song#:  0925
Date:  02/20/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  41
Weeks:  9
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  With his musical partner Stanley Clarke, Duke made it into the pop Top 20 with the song "Sweet Baby" (#19) from their "Clarke/Duke Project" LP. For a follow-up, Duke returned to solo form and issued the album "Dream On." Handling vocal duties himself this time, Duke release this first single that just missed the Top 40 to become his final pop chart entry. It peaked at #15 at R&B.

ReduxReview:  Although not outstanding, this is a good R&B tune from Duke. It kind of resembles an Earth, Wind & Fire jam. I had not heard this before and I was pleasantly surprised. I got my jam on.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Duke played keyboards and sang background for Frank Zappa and appeared on several of Zappa's albums throughout the 70s.


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