Friday, August 09, 2013
George Duke was a masterful musician and I'm going to miss him about as much as any of his fans out there. I love the more popular songs, but for me, it was his slow, sensuous songs with the odd harmonies that I loved. Three songs come to mind when I talk about this: "Just for You," "The Way I Feel" and "No Rhyme or Reason." There is also one of the upbeat songs that I love to dance to that's also a masterpiece, especially during the instrumental sections -- "I Want You for Myself." Here's "Just for You" and "The Way I Feel," since listeners are less likely to have heard these. R.I.P. George Duke and thank you for enriching our lives with your songs, and I appreciate the world influences you infused in much of your work. I just realized that the first words that this woman is singing are: "Strong, and wise, and free"............wow Here are the links to "No Rhyme or Reason" and "I Want You For Myself"
Posted by Alicia Benjamin at 8/09/2013 04:48:00 PM