George Benson records his third album : ‘The George Benson Cookbook’ (1966)

‘The George Benson Cookbook’ is his third album produced by John Hammond and recorded on August 1 & October 19, 1966 and released the same year by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.The Cooker (George Benson) – 04:18 . 2.Benny’S Back (George Benson) – 04:10 . 3.Bossa Rocka (George Benson) – 04:20 . 4.All Of Me (Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons) – 02:08 . 5.Big Fat Lady (George Benson) – 04:40 . 6.Benson’S Rider (George Benson) – 05:30 . 7.Ready And Able (George Benson) – 03:32 . 8.The Borgia Stick (George Benson) – 03:05 . 9.Return Of The Prodigal Son (Harold Ousley) – 02:34 . 10.Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid (Lester Young) – 06:33

Musicians : George Benson – Guitar . Ronnie Cuber – Baritone Saxophone . Bennie Green – Trombone . Lonnie Smith – Organ . Jimmy Lovelace – Drums . Marion Booker – Drums

Production : Produced By John Hammond

Recorded On August 1 & October 19, 1966.

Released In 1966 By Columbia.


All About Jazz
Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, “The Cooker.” Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos […]

mctagga9 @ RateYourMusic
I’ve always loved this album. Funky and tight with great playing by all. Special shout out to the good doctor, Dr. Lonnie Smith who helps lay it down on the organ. […]

Suddenly Benson’s backup group – same as that of Uptown, with Benny Green added on trombone now and then – has found its bearings and apropos to the title, they can cook, even sizzle. […]


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