George Benson

George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 15, 2017
George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)

George Benson - Pacific Fire (1983/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 222.90 Mb | 38:15 | Scans included
Jazz - Funk | Country: USA | Label: King Records / CTI - KICJ-2576

As long as George Benson was a hot commodity on Warner Bros. and Creed Taylor still had control over his tottering CTI label, the flow of recycled and unreleased Benson product from his old label kept on coming. But oh, how a few years make a difference in the packaging, for the luxurious glossy gatefold covers of CTI's glory days were replaced by a bare-bones, sparsely illustrated paperboard sleeve that smacks of cost-cutting.
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 - Original Album Classics (2007) [5CDs] {Columbia}

George Benson - Original Album Classics (2007) [5CDs] {Columbia}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.76GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

2007 five CD set, a great installment in Sony/BMG's Original Album Classics series that brings together rare and out of print titles with some best sellers from the Sony/BMG Jazz catalog. Many of these albums have been unavailable on CD for some time and are sought after by collectors. Each set is presented in a high quality, rigid cardboard slipcase containing five 'vinyl replica' mini LP sleeves. This collection from the guitar great features the albums Bad Benson, The George Benson Cookbook, It's Uptown, Body Talk and Beyond The Blue Horizon.

George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 9, 2015
George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}

George Benson - Original Album Series {2009) [5CDs] {Rhino}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 1.44GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Big Band

This particular Origina Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark.
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 - 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 - That's Right (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 29, 2017
George Benson - That's Right (1996)

George Benson - That's Right (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 316 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 108 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, Funk, Soul | GRP Records #GRD-9823

George Benson may have changed labels with That's Right, but he didn't change his approach. Like his other '90s albums, That's Right is jazz-inflected quiet-storm soul. It's quietly funky and always grooving, whether he's playing a light uptempo number or a silky ballad. As always, Benson's tone is smooth and supple – it's a pleasure to hear him play, even if the material he has selected doesn't always showcase his ample skills. In fact, the unevenness in material is the very thing that keeps That's Right from being on par with Benson's early '80s contemporary soul records…