14 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time Snapshot was released in 1992, George Duke’s career had survived myriad changes in the development of pop and funk, but even at age 46 he was spry and inventive enough to keep his finger on the pulse of what was new. Duke respected and paid attention to the rap productions that he'd helped influence, and that in turned fueled the slamming bass-driven rhythms of “Snapshot,” which could serve as the perfect setting for an artist like Ice Cube or Snoop Dogg. While some musicians his age eschewed the innovations of the '80s and '90s, Duke was obviously a great fan of Janet Jackson and Prince; “6 O’Clock,” “Fame,” and “Keeping Love Alive” would fit easily alongside tracks from Rhythm Nation 1814 and Diamonds and Pearls, two of that era’s most acclaimed pop albums. Timeless slow jams like “No Rhyme, No Reason,” “The Morning After,” and “Speak Low” kept Duke relevant, while “History (I Remember)” and “Geneva” confirmed that his jazz-funk chops remained as flawless in 1992 as they'd been in 1976.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By the time Snapshot was released in 1992, George Duke’s career had survived myriad changes in the development of pop and funk, but even at age 46 he was spry and inventive enough to keep his finger on the pulse of what was new. Duke respected and paid attention to the rap productions that he'd helped influence, and that in turned fueled the slamming bass-driven rhythms of “Snapshot,” which could serve as the perfect setting for an artist like Ice Cube or Snoop Dogg. While some musicians his age eschewed the innovations of the '80s and '90s, Duke was obviously a great fan of Janet Jackson and Prince; “6 O’Clock,” “Fame,” and “Keeping Love Alive” would fit easily alongside tracks from Rhythm Nation 1814 and Diamonds and Pearls, two of that era’s most acclaimed pop albums. Timeless slow jams like “No Rhyme, No Reason,” “The Morning After,” and “Speak Low” kept Duke relevant, while “History (I Remember)” and “Geneva” confirmed that his jazz-funk chops remained as flawless in 1992 as they'd been in 1976.

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