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4
Feb

George Benson – 20/20 (1985) – Lp

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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Artist:  George Benson
Title:  20/20
Year:  1985
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  925178-1

20/20 is a studio album by George Benson, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1985. The lead single by the same name reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.”You Are the Love of My Life” was a duet with Roberta Flack; it was one of numerous songs used for Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo on the American soap opera Santa Barbara. Also included on 20/20 is the original version of the song “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You” which would later become a smash hit for Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros.

Songwriters on the album include: Clif Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane, James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather, Cruz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello, Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin, Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence, Cecil Womack, Linda Womack, Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner, Neil Larsen, and Linda Creed.

 

Side one
1.  No One Emotion  (3:55)
2.  Please Don’t Walk Away  (3:51)
3.  I Just Wanna Hang Around You  (4:41)
4.  Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You  (4:04)
5.  Beyond The Sea (La Mer)  (4:10)

Side two
1.  20/20  (4:07)
2.  New Day  (4:27)
3.  Hold Me  (4:02)
4.  Stand Up  (5:07)
5.  You Are The Love Of My Life  (2:50)

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2
Nov

George Benson – George Benson Collection (1981) – 2Lp

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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Artist:  George Benson
Title:  George Benson Collection
Year:  1981
Format:  2LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  WB 66107

The George Benson Collection is a compilation album by George Benson, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1981. The album was a two-record set.

In order to produce what it thought would be a definitive two-LP retrospective on George Benson, Warner Bros. raided not only its own archives but also those of A&M, Arista, and CTI. For added sales appeal, Warners inserted two new recordings, one of which (“Turn Your Love Around”) became another huge hit single, rising to number five on the pop charts. Of course, the big Warner Bros. vocal hits are here (“This Masquerade,” “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night”), plus an artistic triumph like “Moody’s Mood,” but only one WB instrumental (“Breezin'”) can be heard. From Arista, it’s strictly pop: “The Greatest Love of All” and the duet with Aretha Franklin, “Love All the Hurt Away.” The A&M choices “Last Train to Clarksville” and “Here Comes the Sun” could have been better, but the two CTIs, “White Rabbit” and the great “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” are excellent representatives.

 

Side one
1.  Turn Your Love Around   (3:51)
2.  Love All the Hurt Way  (with Aretha Franklin)  (4:10)
3.  Give Me the Night   (3:43)
4.  Cast Your Fate to the Wind   (6:51)

Side two
1.  Never Give Up on a Good Thing   (4:06)
2.  On Broadway  (Drifters Cover)  (5:18)
3.  White Rabbit  (Jefferson Airplane Cover)  (6:58)
4.  This Masquerade  (3:19)

Side three
1.  Love Ballad  (4:17)
2.  Nature Boy  (4:20)
3.  Last Train to Clarksville   (5:01)
4.  Livin’ Inside Your Love  (6:38)

Side four
1.  Here Comes the Sun  (2:33)
2.  Breezin’  (5:39)
3.  Moody’s Mood  (3:26)
4.  We Got the Love  (with Chaka Khan)  (3:28)
5.  The Greatest Love of All  (5:33)

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26
Jun

George Benson – In Your Eyes (1983) – Lp

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

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Artist:  George Benson
Title:  In Your Eyes
Year:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#  923744-1

In Your Eyes is a 1983 album by George Benson. It is his only album produced by producer Arif Mardin. It includes the hit “Lady Love Me (One More Time)“.

In search of more platinum, Benson turned to one-time Atlantic Records ace producer Arif Mardin for support. Yet Mardin‘s best days seemed to be behind him, as this mostly routine package of period R&B backbeats, synthesizer rhythm tracks, and love songs indicates. Any competent soul vocalist could have fit in comfortably here. For jazz fans, Benson‘s albums at this point became a search for buried treasure, for his guitar time was extremely limited. But when you do encounter a Benson solo, hang on tight. “Love Will Come Again,” otherwise a routine soul bumper, concludes with a magnificent solo in octaves that Wes Montgomery would have envied, breathtaking in its economy and swing. Also, check out the instrumental “In Search of a Dream” for proof that George Benson could still burn.

 

Side one
1. Feel Like Making Love  (4:25)
2. Inside Love (So Personal)  (5:15)
3. Lady Love Me (One More Time) (4:00)
4. Love Will Come Again  (5:44)

Side two
1. In Your Eyes  (3:21)
2. Never To Far To Fall  (4:05)
3. Being With You  (3:53)
4. Use Me  (4:23)
5. Late At Night  (3:36)
6. In Search Of A Dream  (4:58)

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