George Benson (jazz guitarist/singer)

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

A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting #1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1966 It's Uptown George Benson 3
1966 The George Benson Cookbook George Benson 4 5
1969 Shape of Things to Come George Benson 2
1969 Goodies George Benson 1
1969 Tell It Like It Is George Benson 3
1969 The Other Side of Abbey Road George Benson 2
1971 Beyond the Blue Horizon George Benson 4
1971 White Rabbit George Benson 3
1974 Bad Benson George Benson 4
1976 Blue Benson George Benson 1
1976 Breezin' George Benson 6
1977 In Flight George Benson 6
1978 Space George Benson 1
1979 Livin' Inside Your Love George Benson 2
1979 Lonnie Smith featuring George Benson, Ron Carter Lonnie Smith feat. George Benson, Ron Carter 1
1980 Give Me the Night George Benson 3
1983 In Your Eyes George Benson 1
1984 20/20 George Benson 2
1984 Love for Sale George Benson 2
1986 While the City Sleeps... George Benson 2
1988 Twice the Love George Benson 1
1989 Body Talk George Benson 2
1989 Tenderly George Benson 1
1990 Big Boss Band George Benson feat. The Count Basie Orchestra 1
1993 Love Remembers George Benson 1
1996 That's Right George Benson 2
1997 The New Boss Guitar of George Benson George Benson 4 1
1998 I Got a Woman and Some Blues George Benson 1
1998 Standing Together George Benson 3
2000 Giblet Gravy George Benson 1
2003 Irreplaceable George Benson 3
2006 Givin' It Up George Benson & Al Jarreau 1
2007 Good King Bad George Benson 2
2009 Afrodesia Lonnie Smith, George Benson, Ron Carter & Joe Lovano 1
2009 Songs And Stories George Benson 1
2011 Guitar Man George Benson 2
2013 Inspiration (A Tribute to Nat King Cole) George Benson 2
2015 The Ultimate Collection George Benson 2
All Blues George Benson 1
Benson & Farrell George Benson & Joe Farrell 1
Benson Burner 1 George Benson 1
Benson Burner 2 George Benson 1
Fly by Night George Benson 1
Invitation George Benson 1
Legends George Benson 1
Oleo George Benson 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 George Benson / Jack McDuff Jack McDuff & George Benson 1
1981 The George Benson Collection George Benson 5
1984 The Silver Collection George Benson 1
1987 Compact Jazz: George Benson George Benson 1

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