I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry

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I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
Studio album by
Released1975
Recorded1975
StudioParamount Recording Studios (Hollywood, California)
GenreJazz fusion
Length40:43
Label
Producer
George Duke chronology
The Aura Will Prevail
(1975)
I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry
(1975)
Liberated Fantasies
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry is the seventh studio album by American keyboardist George Duke. It was released in 1975 through MPS Records. Recording sessions for the album took place at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. The album features contributions from frequent collaborators Leon "Ndugu" Chancler on drums, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim with guest appearances by trombonist Bruce Fowler, bassist Tom Fowler, percussionists Ruth Underwood and Emil Richards, guitarists Lee Ritenhour, Daryl Stuermer, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and others musicians. This album is dedicated to the memory of the late Julian "Cannonball" Adderley.

Duke used ARP and Moog synthesizers, Rhodes electric piano, Hohner clavinet and Mutron Phasers. For "Look into Her Eyes" and "That's What She Said", Brazilian musician Aitro Moreira played bongo drums, tambourine, berimbau, horse bell, gourd cabasa and other percussion instruments.

In the Unites States, the album peaked at number 169 on the Billboard 200 and at number 36 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Chariot"George Duke3:01
2."Look Into Her Eyes"George Duke3:26
3."Sister Serene"Leon Chancler4:34
4."That's What She Said"George Duke4:31
5."Mashayu"Emil Richards1:51
6."Rokkinrowl, I Don't Know"George Duke3:28
7."Prepare Yourself"George Duke5:29
8."Giant Child Within Us - Ego"George Duke6:39
9."Someday"George Duke2:41
10."I Heard the Blues, She Heard My Cry" (featuring Johnny "Guitar" Watson)George Duke5:28
Total length:40:43

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1975) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] 169
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[3] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "I Love the Blues, She Heard My Cry – 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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