Let’s all wish ‘guitar hero’ George Benson a Happy Birthday. ‘(Bens)On Birthday’

This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.

DIGEST

Digest Tracklist :

Affirmation (Capitol Florida 2016) . Don’t Know Why (Glasgow 2014) . Love X Love (North Sea Jazz 2012) . At The Mambo Inn (2011) . Ibanez Lbg300 . On Broadway (2008) . w/ Lee Ritenour – Tribute Wew Montgomery . Affirmation . This Masquarade . Give Me The Night . The long and winding road (1996) . Twice The Love . George Benson & Carlos Santana – Breezin (1976) .

TOP 10

George Benson Top 10 :

Give Me The Night . The Ghetto . Breezin’ . Turn Your Love Around . On Broadway . Love X Love . This Masquerade . Never Give Up On A Good Thing . Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You . Breezin’ – Remastered LP Version .

SELECTED ALBUMS

Released on August 23, 1973, Body Talk is a studio album by George Benson. >>

Released on August 8, 1989, Back on the Block is a studio album produced by Quincy Jones and featuring many famous artists : Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Ice-T, Big Daddy Kane, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Take 6, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Al B. Sure!, James Ingram, El DeBarge, Ray Charles and more. >>

George Benson‘s Good King Bad is an album recorded on July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975. >>

George Benson‘s Bad Benson is his twelfth studio album recorded on April 22 and June 20, 1974. >>

Absolute Benson by George Benson is a studio album released on May 23, 2000,. >>

I Got a Woman and Some Blues by George Benson is an album recorded on April 30, May 20, June 4, August 19 & 20and September 3, 1969. >>

Released on February 4, 1977, In Flight is an album by George Benson. >>

Recorded on January 11, 1975, In Concert-Carnegie Hall is an album by George Benson. >>

Recorded on January 6, 7 & 8, 1976, Breezin is an album by George Benson. >>

Recorded mainly during November 1970, Sugar is an album by Stanley Turrentine with Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Ron Carter and more. >>

Released on October 24, 2006, Givin It Up is a first-time collaboration between Al Jarreau and George Benson. >>

Released on August 25, 2009, Songs and Stories is a studio album (co-produced with Marcus Miller) by George Benson,. >>

Released in August, 1980, Give Me The Night is an album by George Benson produced by Quincy Jones. >>

Lee Ritenours 6 String Theory is an album recorded for his 50th birthday with John Scofield, Taj Mahal, Pat Martino, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Slash, George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Lukather, Mike Stern and more and released on June 29, 2010. >>

Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole by George Benson is a studio album (featuring covers of Cole’s greatest songs) released on June 4, 2013. >>

Recorded on February 2-3, 1971, Beyond the Blue Horizon is a studio album by George Benson. >>

Released on January 7, 1985, 20/20 is a studio album by George Benson. >>

Recorded on August 27 & October 22, 1968, Shape of Things to Come is a studio album (his first to be produced by Creed Taylor) by George Benson. >>

Released on October 4, 2011, Guitar Man is a studio (featuring jazz and pop standards) album by George Benson. >>

Recorded on August 1 & October 19, 1966, The George Benson Cookbook is the third album by George Benson, produced by John Hammond. >>

George Benson‘s That’s Right is an album released on July 30, 1996. >>

Miles Davis’ Miles in the Sky is a studio album released on July 22, 1968 and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams and George Benson. >>

MORE VIDEOS

[1991] the organisers of Expo ’92 in Seville, Spain present George Benson, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, george Duke & Larry Coryell together on stage to promote next year Universal Exposition. >> 75 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2007] George Benson and Al Jarreau will share the stage at Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland >> 50 MINUTES >>

[1988] George Benson and Earl Klugh are at North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands >> 20 MINUTES >>

[1966] it is Trumpet and Guitar Workshop at the Newport Jazz Festival. On the trumpet side : Bobby Hackett, Clark Terry, Ruby Braff, Red Allen and Dizzy Gillespie and the guitar side George Benson, Charlie Byrd and Kenny Burrell >> 49 MINUTES >>

[2015] George Benson is expected at the Fender Booth at NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Please don’t tell! >> 8 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2012] George Benson is with David Garfield (kb), Thom Hall (kb), Stanley Banks (b), Michael O’Neill (g) and Oscar Seaton (d) at Festival Les Nuits d’Istres in France >> 16 MINUTES >>

[2012] George Benson and the full cast of artists are to close the International JazzDay in Paris held at UNESCO in Paris >> 17 MINUTES >>

[2013] George Benson performs at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival >> 35 MINUTES >>

[2014] George Benson performs at La Cigale in Paris >> 19 MINUTES >>

[1997] you do not want to miss on ABC, the 1998 American Music Awards with among many others Janet Jackson, Spice Girls, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Tony Bennett, Mary J. Blige & George Benson. >> 138 MINUTES on RVM >>

[1984] George Benson then Al Jarreau will share the bill of the second night of ‘Rock in Rio’ with James Taylor , Gilberto Gil, Elba Ramalho and Ivan Lins at specially built Cidade do Rock >> 11 MINUTES on RVM >>

[2014] George Benson will sing and play at Jazz San Javier near Murcia, Spain >> 33 MINUTES >>

[1990] George Benson sits in with the Count Basie Orchestra at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, RI >> 69 MINUTES on RVM

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Wikipedia : This day (March 22, 1943), in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is born George Benson, an American guitarist and singer.

Official Site : “It’s a very simple equation,” the National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master says of the longevity of his career and the ten Grammy Awards that have punctuated it along the way.

@Facebook : So many times in contemporary popular music – in jazz, rock, blues, folk or beyond – the man with the guitar is the fulcrum on which all other sounds and voices hinge.

@last.fm : Breezin’ represents a shift to more commercially oriented music which brought Benson a wider audience but alienated some jazz fans. Other singles that have made the Billboard Hot 100 charts include “On Broadway” (1978), “Love Ballad” (1979), “Give Me The Night” (1980) and “Turn Your Love Around” (1982).

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