Doris Duke (born Doris Curry; 1945) is an American gospel and soul singer, best known for her 1969 album I'm A Loser. Duke was born in Sandersville, Georgia, and reportedly started singing with gospel groups including the Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker and The Caravans, though this has been questioned. By 1963 she was working in New York City on sessions and as a backing singer at the Apollo Theatre. She also recorded some demos for Motown Records, but none were ever released.
Bad Water, 11. By The Time I Get To Phoenix. More albums from Doris Duke: Woman by Doris Duke. I’m A Loser by Doris Duke. View all albums . A Legend In Her Own Time. By: Doris Duke (1971, Funk, Soul). 1. I Wish I Could Sleep.
Doris Duke had the good fortune to meet Swamp Dogg at a time when he had a bunch of incredible, mostly self-penned songs at his disposal and needed to place them with a female singer who could impart the right degree of gravitas to their subject matter. The recordings Doris and Swamp made together inMacon,Georgiain 1969 were released as the landmark album I’m A Loser . These are by no means the only pick tracks from A Legend In Her Own Time. The wistful ‘It Sure Was Fun’, the bluesy ‘He’s Everything I Need’ andDoris’ tough take on the Raeletts’ ‘Bad Water’ are equally noteworthy and will greatly enrich anyone’s listening experience.
He's Everything I Need, 03:25. Since I Fell For You, 02:47. Let Love Touch Us Now, 02:30. By the Time I Get To Phoenix, 03:57.
By the Time I Get to Phoenix," she makes each of these chestnuts her own with performances that are thoughtful and fully committed. Williams created superb musical backdrops for Duke's vocals on this album, dominated by a tight, forceful rhythm section, superb horn arrangements, and a dollop of tastefully executed strings when they're needed, and he wrote several of the better songs on this set, including "I'd Do It All Over You" and "If She's Your Wife.
Doris Duke (born Doris Curry) first became known in New York City where she worked as a back-up singer at the famed Apollo Theater, and sang on local recordings sessions for various artists. She recorded some demos for Motown, although none were ever released. She recorded her first single in 1966 under her then married name, Doris Willingham on a tiny label without much success, so she continued working as a session singer, mainly in Philadelphia. In 1969 she sang backup on Nina Simone’s live album, A Very Rare Evening. The follow up sessions with Swamp Dogg again producing yielded another album, A Legend In Her Own Time and featured a similar cast of great musicians from the Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama. Presented here is that rare album, newly remastered.
Free download and listen A Legend in Her Own Time. Doris Duke - If She's Your Wife (Then Who Am I) 03:57. Doris Duke - Don't the Green Grass Fool You 02:21. Doris Duke - Since I Fell for You 02:47. Doris Duke - Let Love Touch Us Now 02:30. Doris Duke - By the Time I Get to Phoenix 03:57. Doris Duke - (Oh Lord) I Wish I Could Sleep 03:41. Doris Duke - It Sure Was Fun 02:38.