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The George Duke Band

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Jazz, R&B/Soul and Blues

The first lineup consisting of George Duke (keyboards/vocals), Lynn Davis (vocals), Josie James (vocals), Leon Ndugu Chancler (drums), Sheila Escovedo (percussion/vocals), Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocals), Byron Miller (bass), and Charles Johnson (2) (guitar). After appearing on a series of George Duke's albums, the band experienced a lineup change in 1980, a year after the release of his album "Master of the Game" in 1979. Duke re-emerged with a new band lineup of Lynn Davis (vocals), Marcy Levy (vocals), Robert Brookins (synth keyboards/vocal), Louis Johnson (bass), Steve Ferrone (drums), and Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar) in 1983. This lineup recorded a live album in Japan titled Live in Tokyo Japan 1983. They also appeared on Yuichiro Oda's O=D=A and Katia's Party Lights in 1984. Musicians including Carl Carwell, Chester Thompson, Rachelle Ferrell, Freddie Washington, and many more would later play in the band in the later years. A lineup consisting of Duke (keyboards/vocal), Rachelle Ferrell (vocals), Jonathan Butler (guitar/vocals), Little John Roberts (drums), Larry Kimpel (bass/vocals), Brian Simpson (keyboards), and Mino Cinelu (percussion) would later perform at Montreux in 1997, and release live concert DVD called "Live at Montreux" in 2007. In 2008, the original members reunited for George Duke's Dukey Treats album on the songs "Dukey Treats" and "Mercy".

        
Members
PortraitGeorge Duke
key, voc 1946-2013 US
PortraitJosie James
bvoc, voc US
PortraitLeon Ndugu Chancler
dr, perc *1952 US
PortraitMarcy Levy
bvoc, voc *1952 US
PortraitLynn Davis
bvoc *1958 US
PortraitNapoleon M. Brock
voc, fl, ts US
PortraitByron Miller
b, bvoc
PortraitSheila Escovedo
cng, voc
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Live At Montreux 1997The George Duke Band2007Album
Live in Tokyo Japan 1983The George Duke Band2003Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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