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The Clarke / Duke Project


Download links and information about The Clarke / Duke Project by Stanley Clarke. This album was released in 1981 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 36:12 minutes.

Artist: Stanley Clarke
Release date: 1981
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Crossover Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 36:12
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No. Title Length
1. Wild Dog (featuring George Duke) 3:29
2. Louie Louie (featuring George Duke) 5:07
3. Sweet Baby (featuring George Duke) 3:47
4. I Just Want to Love You (featuring George Duke) 3:51
5. Never Judge a Cover By It's Book (featuring George Duke) 1:43
6. Let's Get Started (featuring George Duke) 3:58
7. Winners (featuring George Duke) 4:01
8. Touch and Go (featuring George Duke) 4:37
9. Finding My Way (featuring George Duke) 5:39



Released at a time when artists like Herbie Hancock were starting to blur the lines between jazz, funk, rock, and the emerging style of hip-hop, this 1981 collaboration from Stanley Clarke and George Duke exemplifies a period of intense cross-pollination. Led by “Sweet Baby”—an effortless pop confection that became a surprise Top 20 hit—The Clarke/Duke Project is a concise display from two musicians best known for expansive solos. In its mixture of tuneful funk (“I Just Want to Love You,” “Let’s Get Started”) and playful rock (“Louie, Louie,” “Winners,” “Finding My Way”), the album adopts the vision of new wave funk that Prince had introduced the previous year with Dirty Mind. While Prince may have had better songwriting chops, Clarke and Duke had musical training that elevated even the simplest pop tunes. While these two jazz veterans succeeded in cracking the code for pop success, the album’s centerpiece is the beautifully idiosyncratic “Never Judge a Cover by Its Book,” which belongs to a long tradition of trippy Duke instrumentals.