Personnel includes: George Duke (vocals, piano, keyboards); Charles Icarus Johnson (vocals, guitar); Stanley Clarke (vocals, bass, tenor bass); Byron Miller (vocals, bass); Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (vocals, drums); Sheila Escovedo (vocals, percussion); Phil Perry (vocals); Brandon Fields (alto saxophone); Kirk Whalum (tenor saxophone); Michael Sembello (guitar); Dennis Chambers (drums).
Producers: George Duke, Stanley Clarke.
Compilation producer: George Duke.
Engineers include: Kerry McNabb, Erik Zobler, Tommy Vicari.
Includes liner notes by Angeleno Michael Simpson.
Issued in 1996, this 10-track collection presents an ultra-funky set of keyboardist George Duke's late-'70s/early-'80s solo material. Although also renowned for his jazz/pop crossover work, Duke is right at home doling out Parliament-quality grooves, most notably on the ridiculous "Dukey Stick," and easing into R&B-tinged tracks such as the soulful "Reach for It" and the super-smooth "Shine On." While this isn't a comprehensive overview of Duke's prolific career, it is a whole lot of fun.