George Benson releases ‘Give Me The Night,’ an album produced by Quincy Jones (1980)

George Benson’s ‘Give Me The Night’ is an album by produced by Quincy Jones and released in August, 1980 by Qwest Records.

Track listing : . 1.Love X Love (Rod Temperton) – 04:45 . 2.Off Broadway (Rod Temperton) – 05:23 . 3.Moody’s Mood (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) – 03:24 . 4.Give Me the Night (Rod Temperton) – 05:01 . 5.What’s On Your Mind (Glen Ballard, Kerry Chater) – 04:02 . 6.Dinorah, Dinorah (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins) – 03:39 . 7.Love Dance (Lins, Gilson Peranzzetta, Paul Williams) – 03:18 . 8.Star of a Story (X) (Rod Temperton) – 4:42 . 9.Midnight Love Affair (David ‘Hawk’ Wolinski) – 03:31 . 10.Turn Out the Lamplight (Rod Temperton) – 04:43 .

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Musicians : George Benson – Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals . Patti Austin – Lead on (3) and Backing Vocals . Herbie Hancock – Electric Piano, Synthesizer . Richard Tee – Electric Piano, Synthesizer . Clare Fischer – Synthesizer, Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano . Michael Boddicker – Synthesizer . Lee Ritenour – Guitar . Greg Phillinganes – Keyboards, Synthesizer . George Duke – Keyboards, Synthesizer . Louis Johnson, Abe Laboriel – Bass . Carlos Vega – Bass . John Robinson – Drums . Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion . Jerry Hey – Trumpet . Kim Hutchcroft – Saxophone, Flute . Larry Williams – Saxophone, Flute . Jim Gilstrap – Backing Vocals . Diva Gray – Backing Vocals . Jocelyn Allen – Backing Vocals . Patrice Rushen – Backing Vocals .

Production Produced by Quincy Jones . Quincy Jones – Arranger . Bruce Swedien – Engineer .

Packaging : Quincy Jones – Liner Notes . Caroline Robert – artwork design . Richard Seireeni – Art Direction . Paul Jasmin – Illustration . Norman Seeff asterisques RVM – Photography . Peter Brill – Photography .

Recorded in 1980 .

Released in August, 1980 by Qwest Records.

(Source Official Website)


A really rather special union between George Benson and Quincy Jones.With the pedigree of performer, producer and writer on this album, his newfound stardom should have come as little wonder. This was the first release on album producer Quincy Jones’ own imprint Qwestand with him Jones brought most of the team he had recently utilised to such phenomenal success on Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall. […]

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“Give Me The Night” is one of his more jamming songs, was produced by Quincy Jonesand has been sampled a lot, too. If you like, dig into his catalog a bit more […]

Not much good guitar here; only some ordinary sound in a digital environment. Some sappy and forgettable ballads alternate with some disco songs like the awful “Give Me the Night“.Just good enough to play in a big saturday night party. Exit the jazz though! […]


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