George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry

George Duke - I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry

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George Duke – synthesizer, Mutron Phasers, Rhodes electric piano, clavinet, vocals (A2, A6, B1, B3-4) [click here to see more vinyl featuring George Duke]

Flora Purim – vocals (A2)

John Watson – vocals & guitar (B4)

Lee Ritenour – guitar (A1, A6)

George Johnson – guitar (A2, B1-2)

Daryl Stuermer – guitar (A4)

Byron Lee Miller – bass (A2–4, B1), guitar (A4)

Tom Fowler – bass (A1, A6)

Leon "Ndugu" Chancler – drums (A1–4, A6, B1-3), gong (B2), backing vocals (B4)

Airto Moreira – percussion (A2, A4)

Emil Richards – marimba (A4), percussion (A5)

Ruth Underwood – marimba & gong (B2)

John Wittenberg – violin (A4, B2)

Bruce Fowler – trombone (B2)

Janet Ferguson Hoff – backing vocals (A6)

Pat Norris – backing vocals (B4)

Debra Fay – backing vocals (B4)

Chris Norris – backing vocals (B4)

Donna Correa – backing vocals (B4)

Larry Robinson – backing vocals (B4)

Roger Dollarhide – backing vocals (B4)

Written by George Duke (A1-2, A4, A6 to B4), Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler (A3), Emil Richards (A5)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Optimal Media GmbH

Label :  MPS

Original Label : MPS

Recorded at Paramount Recording Studios

Recorded by Kerry McNabb

Engineered & mixed by Kerry McNebb

Produced by George Duke

Remastered by Christoph Stickel, Dirk Sommer

Originally released in 1975

Reissued in 2018



Side A :

  1. Chariot
  2. Look Into Her Eyes
  3. Sister Serene
  4. That’s What She Said
  5. Mashavu
  6. Rokkinrowl, I Don’t Know

Side B :

  1. Prepare Yourself
  2. Giant Child Within Us – Ego
  3. Someday
  4. I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry



“The list of heavyweights who join George Duke on 1975's I Love the Blues: She Heard My Cry is impressive -- some of the participants include Johnny "Guitar" Watson, singer Flora Purim, percussionist Airto Moreira, guitarist Lee Ritenour, drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, and guitarist George Johnson (of Brothers Johnson fame). With such a cast, one would expect this 1975 LP to be outstanding, which it isn't. But it's a respectable effort that thrives on diversity. The highlights of this album range from decent fusion instrumentals, like "That's What She Said," "Giant Child Within Us-Ego," and "Sister Serene," to the mellow soul ballad "Someday" and the Jimi Hendrix-like heavy metal/hard rock offering "Rokkinrowl," which finds Duke singing lead and contains some of Ritenour's more forceful playing. Meanwhile, Duke and Watson perform a vocal duet on the title song, which is the only 12-bar blues number on the album. In 1975, some jazz fans wished that the artist would stick to instrumental fusion and stay away from R&B and rock singing, but, in fact, it was jazz that Duke would eventually move away from. I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry isn't recommended to those who only want to hear Duke as an instrumentalist, although it's enjoyable if you like hearing some rock, soul, and blues singing along with your fusion.” I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry Review by Alex Henderson


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,25 / 5

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