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Offline Tim Hodges

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R.I.P. George Duke
« on: August 06, 2013, 07:50:15 AM »
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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 08:05:38 AM »
Oh man...... Way too young

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
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2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 02:47:06 PM »
 :'( :'( :'(
Very young and so good music.
RIP Georges

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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 12:55:37 AM »
One of the greatest keyboard players ever, I consider myself fortunate to have seen him so many times.
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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2013, 02:47:58 PM »
 :'(
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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 07:14:14 PM »
A great loss.

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Re: R.I.P. George Duke
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 01:56:28 AM »
A great loss to keyboard players everywhere. George Duke was the man that made the synthesizer a lead guitar.He had an unbelievable sense of timing and was ahead of his time using the arp and mini moog  as the lead instrument and producing an amazing range of tonalities.One of the few players that  employed the wah wah pedal with the lead synth while he pitch bended., and what a brilliant bender he was. The only other player as good at this would be Jan Hammer yet George masterfully  added the feel of the Blues on top of his funky ,jazzy and Latin excursions. Pesonally I found his music wonderfully healing.He was one of the best multi keyboardists of the century.