George Benson White Rabbit

George Benson - White Rabbit (1972) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at July 16, 2017
George Benson - White Rabbit (1972) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}

George Benson - White Rabbit (1972) [1987, Reissue] {Japan for USA}
Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Guitar Jazz, Fusion | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 36:09 Min | 259,48 Mb
Label: CBS Associated Records (USA) | Cat.# ZK 40685 | Released: 1987 (1972)

For George Benson's second CTI project, producer Creed Taylor and arranger Don Sebesky successfully place the guitarist in a Spanish-flavored setting full of flamenco flourishes, brass fanfares, moody woodwinds and such. The idea works best on "California Dreamin'" (whose chords are based on Andalusian harmonies), where, driven by Jay Berliner's exciting Spanish rhythm guitar, Benson comes through with some terrifically inspired playing.

George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 7, 2016
George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]

George Benson - White Rabbit (1971) [2013, Japanese Blu-Spec CD]
Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-300dpi (PNG) | 36:19 Min | 253,58 Mb
Label: King Records (Japan) | Released: 2013, December, 11

White Rabbit is an album by George Benson. The title track is a cover of the famous Great Society/Jefferson Airplane song by Grace Slick.
George Benson - White Rabbit (1971/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] RE-UP

George Benson - White Rabbit (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:10 minutes | 777 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Legendary guitarist and singer George Benson is joined by a historic band which includes Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and more for this 1971 gem. The ensemble performs the ‘60s classic “White Rabbit,” “California Dreamin’” and “Summer Of ’42.” Benson’s guitar is in full blaze on this must-have audiophile download. White Rabbit remains one of Benson’s finest outings.

George Benson - Anthology (2002)  Music

Posted by thingska at Sept. 11, 2010
George Benson - Anthology (2002)

George Benson - Anthology (2002)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +SCANS | October 31, 2000 | 957 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal, Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhino | Hotfile, Fileserve

"I loved pretty," says George Benson in a quote included on this attractively packaged anthology's comprehensive liner notes. And really, the guitar great/R&B singer's penchant for prettiness is the thread that runs through all of his music–from his early cool-bop jazz charts (nicely represented on 1964's "Shadow Dancer" and 1967's vibrant "Ready and Able") to the '70s chart-toppers ("This Masquerade," "On Broadway," "Turn Your Love Around") and through the Quiet Storm musings of the last two decades. As a guitarist, Benson's ability to arc and shape a melodic phrase has constantly thrilled, especially when these lines are accompanied by his trademark vocal scats.
George Benson - Bad Benson (1974/2016) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

George Benson - Bad Benson (1974/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 33:44 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Bad Benson is a 1974 studio album by American guitarist George Benson, released on CTI Records. Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
George Benson - Body Talk (1973/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

George Benson - Body Talk (1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 36:52 minutes | 1,46 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

With a title like Body Talk, and a lead-off track called "Dance," George Benson—a guitar-god-on-the-rise when this album originally hit shelves in 1973—makes it clear that this music is all about feeling the groove. While a good number of Benson projects on CTI benefited from Don Sebesky's arrangements, the guitarist needed a funkier feeling for this album, and Pee Wee Ellis was just the man to provide it. Ellis helped to create the sound that defined the music of James Brown in the late '60s, becoming an important presence as an arranger on Creed Taylor's Kudu imprint, making him the perfect person to tap for horn arrangements here.
George Benson - In Concert - Carnegie Hall (1975-76) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC 5009 rel 2007}

George Benson - In Concert - Carnegie Hall (1975-76) {Mosaic Contemporary MSC 5009 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 256 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975-76, 2007 Mosaic Contemporary / Sony BMG Music | MSC 5009
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Crossover Jazz / Guitar

In Concert – Carnegie Hall is George Benson's final recording for Creed Taylor's CTI label, and was mostly recorded on one night in 1975. There was some additional recording done at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1976, where Taylor replaced the original rhythm section of Wayne Dockery on bass and Marvin Chapell on drums with Will Lee and Steve Gadd, for whatever reason Taylor had at the time. Regardless, this is a solid "live" effort with Benson cooking on all burners, beginning with a monster version of Dave Brubeck's "Take Five," which had been cut on an earlier album and had become a staple in the live set.

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 26, 2017
George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)

George Benson - Best of George Benson Live (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: GRP | # 0602498843536 | 00:59:31

Recorded live at Waterfront Hall, Belfast, Ireland, in 2000, these ten tracks are pleasant re-workings of guitarist and vocalist George Benson's jazz-pop hits of the '70s. To his credit, Benson isn't just a human jukebox re-creating well-known songs and sidestepping any spontaneity that derives from a live performance. For instance, his band, which includes keyboardist Joe Sample, gets to stretch out a bit, showing off their improvisational skills on "This Masquerade," "On Broadway," and particularly on Sample's "Deeper Than You Think." Alongside his seven-member group, Benson employs the BBC Big Band and musicians from the Ulster Orchestra who provide a real lushness that enhances the music instead of utilizing the cheesy synthesizer strings that often marred some of his work in the '80s and '90s. Fans of Benson's early sessions for Columbia or A&M may not rush out to purchase this, but those who favor Breezin' will find some pleasant moments here.

George Benson - In Flight (1977) {Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Sept. 14, 2017
George Benson - In Flight (1977) {Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

George Benson - In Flight (1977) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 232mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100mb
Genre: jazz, pop jazz, vocal jazz

In Flight is the 1977 album by guitarist George Benson, and his follow-up to his very successful album Breezin'. On this he is joined by Phil Upchurch, Ronnie Foster, Jorge Dalto, Stanley Banks, Harvey Mason, and Ralph MacDonald. It features covers of War's "The World Is A Ghetto", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", Benard Ighner's "Everything Must Change", and eden ahbez's "Nature Boy". No release date for this disc but it was sometime between 1987 and 1989.

George Benson - Talkin' Verve (1997)  Music

Posted by SuniR at May 11, 2017
George Benson - Talkin' Verve (1997)

George Benson - Talkin' Verve (1997)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 59:07 min | 137 Mb (5% Rec.)
Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Verve Records

As guitarist George Benson morphed from playing with chitlin circuit organ combos to becoming a pop vocalist, these sessions in 1968 formed a transition, and were a prelude to his works for the CTI label. There are five tracks each from the recordings Giblet Gravy and Goodies, featuring horn sections, takes on Top 40 hits, the funky go-go instrumental boogaloo sound of the day, and a slick approach to production values. Included as asides are a lone soul-jazz-blues number with organist Jimmy Smith, a lone jazz standard ("Song for My Father"), and a take on Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" backed by gospel/R&B vocalists the Sweet Inspirations.