Follow the Rainbow

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Follow the Rainbow
Studio album by
Released1979
Studio
GenreJazz-funk
Length43:11
LabelEpic
ProducerGeorge Duke
George Duke chronology
Don't Let Go
(1978)
Follow the Rainbow
(1979)
Master of the Game
(1979)
Singles from Follow the Rainbow
  1. "Party Down"
    Released: 1979
  2. "Say That You Will / I Am for Real (May the Funk Be with You)"
    Released: 1979
  3. "Pluck"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Follow the Rainbow is the thirteenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1979 through Epic Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Westlake Recording Studios in Hollywood, California, except for track 8, "Corine", which was recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

Duke played various keyboard instruments on Follow the Rainbow, including Fender Rhodes, Yamaha Electric Grand, Yamaha Grand Piano 9', Hohner D-6 clavinet, ARP Odyssey, Minimoog, Oberheim, Prophet, Funkosizer, Crumer Strings. The album also featured contributions from Napoleon Murphy Brock & Lynn Davis on vocals, Roland Bautista & Charles "Icarus" Johnson on guitars, Ricky Lawson & Leon Chancler on drums, Larry Williams, Jerry Hey and Sheila Escovedo among others.

The album peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200 and at #17 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Follow the Rainbow spawned three singles: "Party Down", "Say That You Will" and "Pluck". "Say That You Will" made it to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, landing at #25.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Party Down"3:10
2."Say That You Will"George Duke3:06
3."Funkin' for the Thrill"Byron Miller4:02
4."Sunrise"George Duke4:45
5."Festival"George Duke6:41
6."I Am for Real (May the Funk Be with You)" (featuring Children Of Distinction)George Duke5:21
7."Straight from the Heart"George Duke3:53
8."Corine"George Duke6:02
9."Pluck"George Duke4:48
10."Follow the Rainbow"George Duke1:24
Total length:43:11

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 56
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Follow the Rainbow – George Duke". AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

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