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One of the greatest guitar playing crossover artists of all time, the ten times Grammy Award winner George Benson is a master of blues, jazz, smooth jazz, pop, funk and rhythm and blues. Oh, he’s also a soul man too - with a cool, clean vocal style that underpins his immaculate technique, one that pays homage to such greats as Wes Montgomery and Django Reinhardt.

A child prodigy – his first instrument was the ukulele – Benson has recorded over thirty studio albums and made five live discs for a variety of labels since his debut in 1964 with the groundbreaking The New Boss Guitar of George Benson. Thereafter George recorded another thirteen high-class LPs before he broke out internationally in the mid-seventies with the classics like the #1 Breezin’, In Flight and Give Me the Night, all Platinum certified. The 1980s/90s were good to Benson  as he unleashed a string of US Jazz toppers like the immaculate Earl Klugh Collaboration and Big Boss Band with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Stylistically George Benson has covered all his natural bases and often returns to his first loves. Hence his most recent album is Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole where he starts off with a rare taped discovery of himself as Lil’ Georgie Benson, tackling “Mona Lisa”, then leads an all-star cast, including Wynton Marsalis and Sheila E., on the evergreen “Unforgettable.” In fact star names often figure as treasured guests when a George Benson disc is under discussion and the musical world is his oyster as he tackles anything everything from The Beatles’ Abbey Road to Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas & The Papas and his beloved Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder. Always a draw in concert, Benson retains a following that delight in his easy rest-stroke plucking and chestnut voice. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to go with those Grammy Awards, six of which are given in recognition of his instrumental prowess. The man is, it’s safe to say, a legend.

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Shape of Things To Come
George Benson - Shape of Things To Come
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Giblet Gravy
George Benson - Giblet Gravy
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Inspiration A Tribute To Nat King Cole
George Benson - Inspiration A Tribute To Nat King Cole
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That's Right
George Benson - That's Right
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Talkin' Verve
George Benson - Talkin' Verve
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Songs and Stories
George Benson - Songs and Stories
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Guitar Man
George Benson - Guitar Man
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Irreplaceable
George Benson - Irreplaceable
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Givin' It Up
George Benson - Givin' It Up
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Standing Together
George Benson - Standing Together
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