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Dr. Duke Tumatoe To Release New Album, I Just Want To Be Rich, On November 16th Via Electro Glide Records October 28, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Uncategorized.

Legendary blues rocker, Duke Tumatoe, is set to release his newest album since You’ve Got the Problem (Blind Pig Records) in 2006. I Just Want To Be Rich will be released worldwide on November 16th via Electro Glide Records.

As self proclaimed in the opening track, “Bionic Tumatoe”, Duke describes himself as the “man of tomorrow, here today.” After one listen to I Just Want to Be Rich, you might actually believe him.

Growing up on Chicago’s south side, Duke had the opportunity to experience blues history in the making. Coming to know greats such as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Bo Diddley, all who helped Duke become the player he is today. But in true fashion of great entertainers, Duke took it all in and gave back something truly original.

Duke has come to be known as an artist with a sense of humor. Over the years that gift has shown through on his songs, such as “It’s Christmas (Lets Have Sex)” and “Tie You Up.” Such notable hits have led him to record with comedy legend Sam Kinison and a weekly spot on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio program.

The one thing tha’s no joke is Duke’s guitar playing on I Just Want to Be Rich. As a founding member of REO Speedwagon, Duke knows his way around an ax. “Long Legged Woman and Blues Guitar” a remake of an earlier Tumatoe song, portrays Duke at his best, with solos swooping in intensity and grinding with power and emotion.

Look for I Just Want To Be Rich in stores on November 16th. This album may just get him there.

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