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Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke

Funk
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1977
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“Sir Duke” is a song composed and performed by Stevie Wonder, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. Released as a single in 1977, the track topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Black Singles charts, and reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart, his biggest hit there at the time. The song was written in tribute to Duke Ellington, the influential jazz legend who had died in 1974. The lyrics also refer to Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. The artists, apart from Stevie Wonder, who perform on the original version were: Raymond Pounds (drums), Nathan Watts (bass), Mike Sembello (lead guitar), Ben Bridges (rhythm guitar), Hank Redd (alto saxophone), Trevor Laurence (tenor saxophone), Raymond Maldonado (trumpet), and Steve Madaio (trumpet). Wonder... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ You can feel it all over ... You can feel it all over people ... They can feel it all over

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More songs by Stevie Wonder (See Charts): We Can Work It Out, Don't Drive Drunk, Happy Birthday, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever), Master Blaster (Jammin’), Too High, Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day, Skeletons, My Cherie Amour, and If You Really Love Me.

Popular in Funk (See Charts): Unbreakable, When Doves Cry, I Wish, Summertime Clothes, You Haven't Done Nothin', Ain't Nobody, I Feel For You, Sometimes It's Snows In April, Sex Machine, and Uptown Funk.

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