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Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes. George Benson's facile post-Wes Montgomery single-line and chord-accented style was well received in his salad days of the mid- to late '60s. Primarily self-taught and ear-trained, he made great strides in a five-year period around his native Pittsburgh, working with organist Jack McDuff on the East Coast chitlin circuit. As the soul-jazz and boogaloo movement was establishing itself, Benson was right in the pocket, as these seminal mid-'60s sessions perfectly illustrate.
The first two tracks, "Shadow Dancers" and "The Sweet Alice Blues," sans McDuff though toeing the groove line, are the most original and modern numbers. Benson's balladic expertise during "Easy Living" is as impressive as in the different dynamic of the rompin' stompin' "Rock-A-Bye. A most arresting high-register organ sound, near unearthly, surrounds an easy swing on "The Party's Over.
Although Benson would reach a zenith in his short career as a jazz musician during this period, before abandoning its purity for commercial pop singing, Holloway and McDuff went on and on and on to their own great acclaim. This is Benson's initial emergence, and a valuable reminder of how great he once was. Jack McDuff. Add to Cart. Jimmy Smith. George Benson. Grant Green.
Joey DeFrancesco. Hank Crawford. Jaki Byard with Strings! The Boss. Steppin' Out. Straight Life. Willis "Gator" Jackson. First Light. Wild Horses Rock Steady. We Got a Good Thing Going.
Higher Ground. Cheshire Cat. Harlem Underground e. Songs in the Key of Life. Erotic Moods e. Love All the Hurt Away. Geoff Tyus. Straight Ahead.
Stay Tuned. Barnaby Finch. Freddie Freeloader. Soul Survivors. Live at Club Mozambique. King Biscuit Flower Hour. Being Myself. Classics in the Key of G. Greatest Hits. Gerald McCauley. The McCauley Sessions f. Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Vanessa Williams. Everlasting Love. Love Pages f. The Standard. Serbian Blue edit g. The George Benson Cookbook. Muhammad Ali In The Greatest.
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