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Wilmer & the Dukes
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Wilmer & the Dukes
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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All Artists: Wilmer
Title: Wilmer & the Dukes
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Forevermore Records
Release Date: 6/28/1999
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 766643500023
 

CD Reviews

GOD BLESS WILMER AND THE DUKES
anthony j. fratto | pensacola, florida United States | 02/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a small boy in Geneva NY I had some of the best preformers and music around me and I never even knew it. I knew "The Duke" Mr. Gillotte very well through family members, friends and his Son. To me I always thought of Mr. Gillotte as my buddy's Dad...."The things you learn in life". I knew he was in a band, my Dad was too and he talked of how great The Dukes really were. I never really knew it myself until I grew up and left for the armed forces. Seven years later the realization set in. I was home for the holidays and heard the remastered cd.I was at the "club house" where my father Carmen, The Bruno, my brothers and friends hang out drink beer, eat sausage and peppers and sing their hearts out to The Dukes....note for note...word for word! I tried so hard to get the cd but none of the music stores I went to had any left, I was heart broken. Well then I got lucky and found it on line. There are no words to describe how much love and respect I have for this band and the music they preformed. The sound they had was amazing to me, Mr Gillotte's B-3 Organ claws right through the songs and ripppppppps your heart out! Not only did they play the songs better than the original rock groups that wrote the songs....they did it with a hell of a lot more heart and rock-n-roll soul! Even though I'm not home in good ol' G-town, I still have my Dukes cd to keep me company when I get home sick...... "I listen to it everyday"."
Great tunes in the likeness of Jimmie Hendrix and others
Thomas H.E. Drinkwater | VA | 02/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wilmer used to play at St. Bonaventure University at least 3 times a year. The students loved him and he would put on quite a show. I have a picture of him singing from the rafters of the Gargoyle Park Pavilion in Olean, NY. It was rockin'. Used to play at the Inferno in Williamsville also. Music is soulful - lyrics meaningful. A great 60's/70's sound. In the end influenced too much by Hendrix though. ..."
Wilmer and the Dukes
poediddly | buffalo, ny | 06/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I think the CD is great - brings back a lot of memories. I got it on special order from Record Theatre, if anyone is looking for it. Wondering if anyone remembers seeing Wilmer at Gilligans in the '60's or early 70's. I know my older sisters saw the band at the Inferno in our area but I was too young to go there!"