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  1. Cantaloupe Island
  2. Mercy Mercy Mercy
  3. Cold Duck Time
  4. Sunday Mornin'
  5. The Hacha Cha Cha
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  1. Cantaloupe Island
  2. Mercy Mercy Mercy
  3. Cold Duck Time
  4. Sunday Mornin'
  5. The Hacha Cha Cha
  6. Chameleon
  7. Serengeti Walk
  8. Leisure Suit
  9. Slow Burn
  10. Shag Carpet
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One glance at the personnel, which includes such popular "smooth" players as tenors Kirk Whalum and Boney James, trumpeter Rick Braun, and pianists George Duke and Jeff Lorber, could easily lead one to believe that this CD is filled with vacuous and mildly soulful background music. Actually, the playing on Downright Upright is a surprise, for most of the selections are reasonably creative renditions of soul-jazz. Four songs ("Cantaloupe Island," "Mercy Mercy Mercy," "Cold Duck Time" and "Chameleon") are standards given ...

Downright Upright 2007, Artistry

UPC: 181475701224

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