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George Benson

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Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, 19 July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

George Benson, Grover Washington, Jr.: Paramount Theatre, Oakland CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 17 January 1976

A concert of funk and syncopation ...

George Benson: By George No. 1 R and B, Jazz and Pop

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 24 August 1976

Music history was made recently when George Benson topped the R&B, jazz and pop charts with his debut album for Warner Bros. The guitar man ...

George Benson: Mr Bad Makes Good

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 4 September 1976

VETERAN JAZZ guitarist George 'Bad' Benson recently went to school to pick up his young son. Upon arrival, a group of eager young schoolkids clustered ...

Breezin' with Benson

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 5 February 1977

"HE (MILES Davis) was one of the first smart guys in this industry. I love him a lot and every time I speak to him ...

Blow for Love and Money: Crossover Jazz in the Seventies

Overview by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, March 1977

In the first part of a detailed investigation Davitt Sigerson chronicles how "jazz" found its way back to the commercial big league. ...

Benson Hedges His Bets...

Interview by Brian Case, New Musical Express, 28 May 1977

When 'jazz guitar' rises on the Dow-Jones Index you know there's been a crossover. GEORGE BENSON made the switch from beret to broader base but ...

George Benson: It's A Man's Man's Man's Man's World

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 11 June 1977

"YOU'RE SAYING that women are equal to men and all that crazy stuff!" George Benson laughed in astonishment. ...

George Benson: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 30 January 1978

A BLACK AMERICAN musician, the leader of a band which sold several million records in 1977, told me last week that the blues are dead. ...

George Benson: Give Me The Night (Warner Bros K56823); Randy Crawford: Now We May Begin (Warner Bros K56791)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 30 August 1980

SOME WORDS of praise, late in the day, for a Warner Brother and a Warner Sister. 1980 is already George Benson's year, his commercial breakthrough. ...

Kingsize Benson

Profile and Interview by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 16 July 1983

So just how did this work a day guitarist called GEORGE BENSON sidestep the critical vitriol of the jazz and soul purists to become one ...

George Benson: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 1 November 1985

AT LAST! A performer who has conquered the formidable problems of Wembley Arena and turned it to the service of a triumphant concert. ...

George Benson: "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It"

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Q, February 1987

KEN FRITZ, the slim, obsessively neat half of George Benson's management team Fritz & Turner, was worried that he may have caught a chill while ...

George Benson: Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Lloyd Bradley, The Independent, 16 November 1990

All what jazz? ...

George Benson: Labour of Love

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 20 July 1993

TRYING TO please all of the people all of the time is no easy task and when you're a multi-faceted music man you run the ...


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