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Reach for It


Download links and information about Reach for It by George Duke. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 46:37 minutes.

Artist: George Duke
Release date: 1977
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Funk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 46:37
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No. Title Length
1. The Beginning 1:50
2. Lemme At It 4:13
3. Hot Fire 5:31
4. Reach for It 4:53
5. Just for You 4:28
6. Omi (Fresh Water) 4:50
7. Searchin' My Mind 3:11
8. Watch Out Baby! 5:25
9. Diamonds 6:45
10. The End 1:07
11. Bring It On Home 4:24



Reach for It, George Duke’s first album for Epic/CBS, delivered with its title song, which instantly turned the conservatory-trained Duke into an icon of '70s funk. With its hard, unhurried bassline, “Reach for It” would later become a cornerstone of the gangsta rap movement, where it was revered alongside works by Parliament-Funkadelic and The Ohio Players. “Watch Out Baby!” further demonstrated Duke’s mastery of the funk idiom, but the rest of the album was devoted to concurrent passions: synthesizer textures, jazz improvisation, Brazilian music. Though there are hundreds of ideas and impulses spinning through the album, Duke makes them all feel like part of a single thrilling romp. The swirling textures of “Omi (Fresh Water)” and “Diamonds” were a throwback to the all-inclusive, cross-genre jams that Duke had experienced as a member of the San Francisco scene in the '60s. Though he’ll be best remembered as a bandleader and keyboard virtuoso, Duke’s most underrated talent was balladry. “Bring It on Home” and “Just for You” are as sultry and haunted as anything by Sly Stone.