George Duke: I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
On "I Love The Blue, She Heard My Cry" (1975), George Duke considerably expands the list of his comrades-in-arms. The heart of the rhythm section is still drummer Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, and the Brazilian couple Airto & Flora are again in the band. Especially on the guitar front, top-class names were brought up. New on board: Daryl Stuermer, George Johnson, Byron Miller and Lee Ritenour. Duke himself sings on this record and takes another step away from purely instrumental fusion pieces to R&B and rock vocals. Like all Reissues from the George Duke MPS Fusion cycle, the audio was digitized from the original tapes in the usual MPS quality and subtly remastered.