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The careers of George Benson and his musical inspiration Nat King Cole share a similar arc, both establishing themselves first as highly respected instrumentalists before skyrocketing to crossover success once they began sharing their unforgettable voices with the world. Better known as a jazz pianist first, Nat King Cole’s major breakthrough came in 1943 when he added his melting ... Read more in Amazon's George Benson Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B003097B7S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,410 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Breezin'
2. This Masquerade
3. Six To Four
4. Affirmation
See all 6 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Weekend In L.A.
2. On Broadway
3. Down Here On The Ground
4. California P.M.
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Love X Love
2. Off Broadway
3. Moody's Mood
4. Give Me The Night [Original Album Version]
See all 10 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. You Don't Know What Love Is
2. Stella By Starlight
3. Stardust
4. At The Mambo Inn
See all 8 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Without a Song
2. Ready Now That You Are
3. How Do You Keep the Music Playing
4. On Green Dolphin Street
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Product Description

VOLUME ONE : 5CD set. Collects five of his original Warner Bros albums, in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Breezin'" (1976) ; "Weekend In LA" (1977) ; "Give Me The Night" (1980) ; "Tenderly" (1989) and "Big Boss Band" (1990).

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Ewing Grahame on 22 Oct. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
George Benson doesn't get the respect he deserves. An abundantly gifted jazz guitarist (and a decent vocalist to boot), his albums from the mid-70s and early 80s tend to be dismissed and bundled alongside the likes of Shakatak by lazy critics. The fact is that Benson made some genuinely great music during this period. Breezin' is probably the pick but if What's On Your Mind from Give Me The Night doesn't break your heart then you really ought to check your pulse.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By pjr VINE VOICE on 16 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
George Benson has had something of an interesting career. His early career was spent in the shadow of, and then heralded as the successor to, Wes Montgomery. After this he found a nice niche as a solid player producing a series of decent sounding jazz records which slowly raised his profile as a very compotent and talent instrumentalist. He then took his career into the charts with a series of radio friendly increasly crossover records which began to feature vocals to the point where the guitar became secondary before heading back more towards his jazz roots. This five disc collection picks from the commercial successes and moves towards the climax back in the jazz world again.

For most more casual listeners "Breezin'" is the album which put Benson on the musical map. It's one of the first proper crossover records with its emphasis on the guitar still but combining vocals on "This Masquerade". The music is very radio friendly and drenched, at times, in some rather saccharine strings. It's nice enough but may sound a little cloying to some ears. Unfortunately for some "This Masquerade" proves one of its finest moments as it's clear this is one of the reasons the record company are clearly using to shift Benson into the commercial pop/soul/jazz crossover market.

"Weekend In LA" follows and gives an indication of what an accomplished live performer Benson is. Here the mix is nicely placed between the classic jazz numbers and some of the more soulful vocal material. There is even a rendition of "The Greatest Love Of All" which Benson originally recorded for a Biopic about Mohammed Ali. It's a very enjoyable listen and a nice souvenier of the sound Benson would almost completely abandon over the next few years.
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By superfly on 14 July 2012
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What an Iconic Legend. His simplistic manner is perfection in itself. A story teller of story tellers and a poet without exception. Magical memories of the past.We love him.
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Well worth the money
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