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 .
Released on August 25, 2009 by Concord.
Smooth & Soul
Miles Davis dubbed George Benson as “The Baddest Guitar Player Alive”. With Songs And Stories George Benson lives up to the best guitar player of all time. Come on Baby, he deserves it. […]
Unlike on some recent work, Benson finally lets loose and sounds re-energized. Overall, Songs and Stories represents a welcome return to soulful form. […]
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 […]