Thursday, May 17, 2012

TAKE TWO: GEORGE BENSON



Best known as a successful jazz guitarist at the beginning of his career, George Benson moved in to the spotlight in the mid-seventies after he signed with Warner Bros. Records. He released the album, "Breezin' " in 1976 that featured the single, "This Masquerade" with him providing vocals and it became his first commercial hit. The song reached number ten on the pop charts and won Benson the Grammy Award for Record Of The Year. 

His biggest breakthrough came with the Quincy Jones produced 1980 album, "Give Me The Night". The title track became his highest charting single with it peaking at number four on the pop chart and number one on the r&b chart. The album sold over a million copies and won Benson three more Grammy Awards.

George Benson has recorded thirty-five studio albums to date, won a total of ten Grammy Awards and at the age of sixty-nine, still records and performs around the world.

Enjoy two of my favorite George Benson songs:

"Give Me The Night" - George Benson (1980)

"Turn Your Love Around" - George Benson (1981)

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