Don't Let Go (George Duke album)

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Don't Let Go
Studio album by
Released1978
Recorded1978
StudioParamount Recording Studios (Los Angeles, California)
Genre
Length42:37
LabelEpic
ProducerGeorge Duke
George Duke chronology
Reach for It
(1977)
Don't Let Go
(1978)
Follow the Rainbow
(1979)
Singles from Don't Let Go
  1. "Dukey Stick"
    Released: 1978
  2. "Movin' On"
    Released: 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Don't Let Go is the twelfth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1978 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California. The album features contributions from Duke's frequent collaborators, guitarist Charles "Icarus" Johnson, bassist Byron Miller, drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and percussionist Sheila Escovedo with guest appearances from Josie James and Napoleon Murphy Brock on lead vocals, Petsye Powell and Pattie Brooks on backing vocals, Roland Bautista and Wah Wah Watson on guitars, and Carol Shive and Judy Geist on violins.

The album peaked at number 39 on the Billboard 200 and number 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart in the United States. Don't Let Go spawned two singles, "Dukey Stick" and "Movin' On". Both of its singles were charted on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, reaching numbers 4 and 68, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Give Our Love"4:33
2."Morning Sun"G. Duke4:15
3."Percussion Interlude"
2:02
4."Dukey Stick"G. Duke6:07
5."Starting Again"G. Duke4:30
6."Yeah, We Going"L. Chancler3:41
7."The Way I Feel" (featuring Josie James)G. Duke4:45
8."Movin' On"G. Duke4:22
9."Don't Let Go" (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock)G. Duke3:26
10."Preface"G. Duke1:29
11."The Future"G. Duke3:25
Total length:42:37

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 39
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "Don't Let Go – George Duke". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2018.

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