Track listing : 1.Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight (James Taylor) – 03:48 . 2.Family Reunion (Catero Colbert, Rod Temperton) – 04:18 . 3.Show Me the Love (Steve Lukather, Marcus Miller, David Paich) – 04:16 . 4.A Telephone Call Away (Bill Withers) – 05:54 . 5.Someday We’ll All Be Free (Donny Hathaway, Edward Howard) – 06:19 . 6.Nuthin’ But a Party (Robert Harris, Christopher Lomax, Marlon McClain, Larry Troutman, Roger Troutman) – 05:28 . 7.Come in from the Cold (Marc Broussard, Radney Foster, Justin Tocket) – 04:31 . 8.Exotica (Marcus Miller) – 05:28 . 9.Rainy Night in Georgia (Tony Joe White) – 04:50 . 10.One Like you (David Garfield, William Smokey Robinson) – 04:41 . 11.Living in High Definition (Lamont Dozier) – 07:14 . 12.Sailing (Christopher Cross) – 05:15 .
Musicians : George Benson – Guitar, Vocals . Marcus Miller – Bass, Drum Loop, Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Marimba, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Vibraphone, Vocals . Lalah Hathaway – Vocals on (4) . Norman Brown – Guitar, Vocals on (6) . Rod Temperton – Keyboards, Programming . Toninho Horta – Guitar (Acoustic) . Butterscotch – Beat Box . John Acosta – Celli . Maurice Grants – Celli . Steve Richards – Celli . Rudolph Stein – Celli . Steve Lukather – Guitar . David Paich – Keyboards, Programming . David Garfield – Keyboards, Organ, Piano . Victor Vanacore – Conductor . Maguinho Alcântara – Drums . John “J.R.” Robinson – Drums . Noel Lee – Wind Chimes . William Magalhaes – Fender Rhodes . Greg Phillinganes – Fender Rhodes, Keyboards, Piano . Paul Jackson, Jr. – Guitar . Ray Parker Jr. – Guitar . Wah-Wah Watson – Guitar . Marcelo Lima – Guitar (Acoustic) . Lee Ritenour – Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric) . Jerry Hey – Horn . Tom Scott – Saxophone . Bruno Cardozo – Keyboards, Organ (Hammond) . Bobby Sparks – Keyboards, Organ (Hammond) . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Gerald Albright – Saxophone . Steve Porcaro – Synthesizer . Charles Loper – Trombone . Chuck Findley – Trumpet . Gary Grant – Trumpet . John Hayhurst – Viola . Michael Molnau – Viola . Robin Ross – Viola . Evan Wilson – Viola . Sai Ly Acosta – Violin . Susan Chatman – Violin . Ronald Clark – Violin . Joel Derouin – Violin . Charles Everett – Violin . Xiao Niu He – Violin . Gerry Hilera – Violin . Victoria Lanier – Violin . Dennis Molchan – Violin . Todor Pelev – Violin . Kathleen Robertson – Violin . Carolyn Perry – Vocals (Background) . Lori Perry – Vocals (Background) . Sharon Perry – Vocals (Background) . Patti Austin – Vocals (Background) .
Production Produced by John Burk, Marcus Miller . Guilherme Canaes – Engineer . Jeff Harris – Engineer . Jeff Harris – Engineer . Taka Honda – Engineer . Seth Presant – Engineer . John Wroble – Engineer . Noel Zancanella – Engineer . Don Murray – Engineer, Mixing . J.J. Blair – Engineer . Will Brown – Assistant Engineer . Steve Barri Cohen – Assistant Engineer . Martin Cooke – Assistant Engineer . Paul “Scooby” Smith – Assistant Engineer . Tom Syrowski – Assistant Engineer . Aaron Walk – Assistant Engineer . Sanwook “Sunny” Nam – Mastering . Doug Sax – Mastering .
Package : Greg Allen – Package Design, Photography . Larissa Collins – Art Direction .
Blogcritics Unlike on some recent work, Benson finally lets loose and sounds re-energized. Overall, Songs and Stories represents a welcome return to soulful form. […]
CultureKiosque The charm of the CD is its ability to appeal to a varied audience with equally varied tastes. The music is this rich and the artists this accomplished, the result is a listening experience that’s inclusive – marvelous for the casual listener and compelling for those with more sophisticated tastes […]