George Benson

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  • jazz
  • smooth jazz
  • soul
  • guitar
  • funk
George Benson is a jazz guitarist born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1943. He started out playing straight-ahead instrumental jazz with organist Jack McDuff. Benson got his first experience playing with his several-year stint with McDuff's group. At the age of 21, Benson recorded his first album as leader, The New Boss Guitar, with Brother Jack McDuff on organ. Benson's next recording was It's Uptown with the George Benson Quartet with Lonnie Smith on organ and Ronnie Cuber on baritone sax. This album showcases Benson's talent in constructing swinging bebop lines at blistering tempos.

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Albums

Bad Benson (2002)
Standing Together (1998)
The New Boss Guitar of George Benson (1997)
That's Right (1996)
Big Boss Band (feat. The Count Basie Orchestra) (1990)
While the City Sleeps (1986)
20/20 (1984)
The George Benson Collection (1981)
Give Me the Night (1980)
Breezin' (1976)
Beyond the Blue Horizon (1971)
I Got a Woman and Some Blues (1970)
Shape of Things to Come (1969)
The Other Side of Abbey Road (1969)
Benson Burner 1
Benson Burner 2
Blue Benson
Body Talk
Fly by Night
In Flight
In Your Eyes
Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole
Invitation
Irreplaceable
It's Uptown
Legends
Livin' Inside Your Love
Love for Sale
Love Remembers
Oleo
Songs And Stories
Tell It Like It Is
Tenderly
The Essential George Benson
The George Benson Cookbook
Twice the Love
White Rabbit

Singles

The Ghetto / El Barrio (feat. Joe Sample) (2000)

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