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George Duke with Byron Miller: “Dukey Stick”, In the Studio 1978

The music community was rocked this week with the passing of the legendary keyboardist George Duke. The phenomenal musician had a long and varied career including work with Cannonball Adderley, Frank Zappa, and more. The list of bassists he worked with is equally inspiring: Stanley Clarke, Christian McBride, John Heard, Alphonso Johnson, Tom Fowler, Louis Johnson, Doug Rauch, Byron Miller and many more.

We’re paying tribute to the late, great Duke with a clip from the studio in 1978 of his band performing the ever-funky “Dukey Stick.” Byron Miller lays down a funky line with a solo starting at the 4:20 mark.

RIP, George Duke.