George Benson’s ‘Weekend in L.A.’

George Benson‘s ‘Weekend in L.A.’ is a live albumrecorded between September 30 and October 2, 1977 and released In 1978 By Warner Bros.

Track Listing : 1.Weekend In L.A. (George Benson) – 07:28 . 2.On Broadway Song Review (Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil) – 10:07 . 3.Down Here On The Ground (Gale Garnett, Lalo Schifrin) – 04:54 . 4.California P.M. (George Benson) – 07:04 . 5.The Greatest Love Of All (Linda Creed, Michael Masser) – 05:43 . 6.It’S All In The Game (George Benson) – 03:54 . 7.Windsong (George Benson) – 06:13 . 8.Ode To A Kudu (George Benson) – 07:25 . 9.Lady Blue (Leon Russell) – 03:39 . 10.We All Remember Wes (Stevie Wonder) – 05:47 . 11.We As Love (George Benson) – 07:05

Musicians : George Benson – Guitar, Vocals . Stanley Banks – Bass . Jorge Dalto – Keyboards, Piano . Ronnie Foster – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Phil Upchurch – Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)

Production : Produced By Tommy Lipuma

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Recorded Between September 30 And October 2, 1977.

Released In 1978 By Warner Bros..

(Source George Benson‘s ‘Weekend in L.A.’ | Official Website)

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This album also introduced “On Broadway,” an extended stomping version of the Drifters’ hit that would become Benson’s climactic showstopper for years. The only superfluous element is the after-the-fact addition of Nick DeCaro’s string synthesizer backdrop; the real Claus Ogerman-arranged thing would have been preferable if strings are a must. […]

Weekend In LA captures Benson and his band in buoyant mood, with shouty encouragement from the jumping audience. […]

rob_engineerMar292005rob_engineer @ RateYourMusic
In my opinion the last jazz-based George Benson album before he truely went mainstream. The main thing this album has is more vocal orientated material – excellent vocals which capture the feeling of these old classics. […]


George Benson‘s ‘Weekend in L.A.’



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