May 30, 2014
"You took me in and taught me responsibility to family, to work hard and never quit, to be humble when praised for a good job, you showed me how be kind in the face of ignorance and cruelty, that friends are family, and music connects the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Until we see each other again Pops."
May 01, 2014
"I discovered George on the Over Night Sensation Album of Frank Zappa in 74'. From that point on, I seek out his music like a bloodhound. After joing the Military, I was in a record shop in Germany, and discovered FEEL. When I came back home to Dallas, George and Billy Cobham had collaborarated On Live in Euorpe which I caught the Live show at The Agora Ballroom. When I heard he and Al Jarreau were playting the Dallas Convention Center in 2005 along with Rochelle Farrell, we danced in the isles while George played Dukey Stick on that keyboard that looks like a guitar. Rashid, I love that song also your father named for you, off of the Feel CD. He was a happy loving music man, who brings me still hours of listening joy. Thank God he created George Duke, for George was such a genius creator himself!
April 30, 2014
"Thank you for giving us your beautiful music to caress our hearts. No Rhyme, No Reason was my favorite song. I will always remember you. May the Duke family find comfort in the words of Jesus Christ who loves us all."
February 24, 2014
"I had the pleasure of taking my nine yr old son to see Mr. Duke on June 22nd in Sacramento. He had a ball dancing and moving his bad self to the wonderful sounds. You will be missed. I will cherish that special night with my some but also with you Mr. Duke. Thank You for your awsome music. God Bless...."
February 22, 2014
"Sad you are gone but your music will live on. RIP Sir Duke."
(Stone Mountain, GA)