George Benson Good King Bad

George Benson - Good King Bad & Benson & Farrell (1976)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 3, 2016
George Benson - Good King Bad & Benson & Farrell (1976)

George Benson - Good King Bad & Benson & Farrell (1976)
Jazz | 2LP on 1CD | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
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Good King Bad: The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances.
George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013
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Genre: Jazz-Funk | Label: King Records/CTI | # KICJ 2314 | Time: 00:36:51

The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," hugely complemented by Joe Farrell's wistfully prancing flute, is a mini-masterpiece in the use of space, of hitting exactly the right stabbing note right in the pocket. Again, Creed Taylor turns to a James Brown alumnus, David Matthews, for arrangements, and he discreetly and wisely stays out of Bad George's way. Buy this one for "Cast Your Fate," but there is plenty more to savor here.

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) {CBS}  

Posted by tiburon at May 28, 2014
George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) {CBS}

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) {CBS}
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Genre: Jazz, Jazz-Funk

The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," hugely complemented by Joe Farrell's wistfully prancing flute, is a mini-masterpiece in the use of space, of hitting exactly the right stabbing note right in the pocket.

George Benson - Good King Bad 24bit/192KHz Vinyl Rip  Vinyl & HR

Posted by karfaks at June 5, 2011
George Benson - Good King Bad 24bit/192KHz Vinyl Rip

George Benson - Good King Bad
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CTI | FileSonic + Hotfile | 1975

Whether he gets (enough) credit or not from jazz heads, guitarist George Benson certainly created the template for smooth jazz , with 1975's Good King Bad a perfect example of the style in its infant stages. Benson combines his classy, Wes Montgomery-inspired guitar style with funky material ("Hold On I'm Coming"), yearning balladry ("Cast Your Fate To the Wind"), plush arrangements, and, on one song, buttery vocals for a classic slice of easygoing jazz.

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 15, 2016
George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)
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Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3277-2 | Time: 01:06:49

The success of Weekend in L.A. no doubt prompted producer Tommy LiPuma and Warner Bros. to give George Benson another double album (now on one CD) – and this, like its three Warner predecessors, also went Top Ten. It is also, alas, slicker, more romantic in mood, and more bound by perceptions of formula than the others, fussed over in three different studios in earnest search of another hit single (the dance-tempo cover of L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad"). Most of the touring band, including Ronnie Foster, Ralph MacDonald and Phil Upchurch, is back, and Claus Ogerman's soft symphonic touch provides most of the backdrops, with Mike Mainieri supplying the orchestra on three tracks. Even at this point, the great guitarist is still given much room to burn – the balance between instrumentals and vocals remains close – and Benson comes up with some tasty stuff when the rhythm section pushes him on "Nassau Day" and "You're Never Too Far from Me." Ultimately there is just enough jazz content amid the velvet soul to keep guitar buffs interested.

George Benson - This Is Jazz (1996)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 20, 2016
George Benson - This Is Jazz (1996)

George Benson - This Is Jazz (1996)
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Jazz | Epic / Legacy / X-cellent / Sony Music (Rus) #064631 0

Taken from Columbia's multi-volume jazz primer, this is not bad for a single-company compilation. The selections split down the middle between George Benson's early 1965-1966 Columbia albums and his 1971-1976 CTI output that Columbia now controls; the gaps are obvious but the title of the series neatly narrows the scope of the survey. We hear the young, eager Benson in four cuts from It's Uptown and only two from the superior George Benson Cookbookincluding the spectacular "The Cooker" – before sampling a cut apiece from CTI's Beyond the Blue Horizon, Bad Benson, Good King Bad, and In Concert-At Carnegie Hall…

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Dec. 6, 2016
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1989)
Contemporary Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 73 min | 181 MB
Label: Sony | Rel:1989

Released in 1989, this anthology is a generous cross-section of tracks from Benson's CTI period, where he consolidated his jazz/soul guitar credentials just before striking gold with Warner Bros. All of the albums except Benson & Farrell are touched upon with one or two tracks, and CBS is enterprising enough to reach a bit further for "I Remember Wes" (from the anthology CTI Masters Of The Guitar) - an octave-laden theme that soon enough turns into pure Benson - and a gentle solo outtake from Bad Benson, "From Now On." The only "unrepresentative" track per se is the vocal on "Summertime," in the sense that there were hardly any vocal tracks to pick from in the CTI catalogue.
The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34}

The George Benson Quartet - The George Benson Cookbook (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 34} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 34
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the phenomenal success of George Benson’s Breezin’ (1976) album may have fattened his wallet; it led the guitarist down a path that dismayed jazz critics worldwide. Indeed, the bulk of Benson’s albums over the past 20 years have featured considerably less jazz and, unfortunately, more pop. Not so with The George Benson Cookbook (1966). This sizzling CD features the then young, hotshot string-picker on 14 swingin’ bebop/soul-jazz tracks. Benson kicks things off in rapid fashion with the aptly titled, "The Cooker." Not only does this track feature blazing licks from Benson, but baritone saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and organist Lonnie Smith also weigh in with tasty solos.
George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)

George Benson - It's Uptown (1966) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 33} (ft. Dr. Lonnie Smith)
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© 1966, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 33
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Pop / Soul Jazz / Guitar / Organ Hammond B-3

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. George Benson's first LP for Columbia – a hard, heavy, soul jazz slammer that bears no resemblance to his overproduced work of the 70s! The album's a real cooker – recorded hot on the heels of Benson's classic work on Prestige with the Jack McDuff group, and sounding a lot like McDuff's hard wailing organ jazz of the same time. George is working with a group that features a young Lonnie Smith on organ, plus Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ronnie Cuber on sax, and Charlie Persip on drums – all tightly coming together, and jamming hard on the album's short cooking tracks. Tracks include "Clockwise", "Jaguar", "Hello Birdie", and "Bullfight". Plus, the CD adds five bonus tracks, including "Sideman", "Minor Chant", and the previously unreleased "J.H. Bossa Nova" and "Clockwise (Alternate Take)".
Upside Down: How the Left Turned Right into Wrong, Truth into Lies, and Good into Bad

Upside Down: How the Left Turned Right into Wrong, Truth into Lies, and Good into Bad by Mark Davis
2016 | ISBN: 1621574989 | English | 256 pages | EPUB | 0.4 MB