George Benson Witchcraft

George Benson - Witchcraft (1989)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 18, 2016
George Benson - Witchcraft (1989)

George Benson - Witchcraft (1989)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Creative Sounds, SSI 801 | rec: 1973; rel: 1990 | 430Mb

Witchcraft and/or All Blues are stereo recorded live in a small venue with a very quiet (for the most part respectfully silent with occasionally light applause for solos) audience. Recorded at the Casa Caribe Club, Plainfield, NJ, in April 1973, these recordings which made several off brand label releases (The Jazz Hour, Prestige, Bianco), were mainly released in Europe and were never a part of George Benson’s “official” catalogue discography, making them something close to but not quite bootleg albums. They are easiest to find in Used record/CD stores or in jazz music stores.

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.
George Benson - The George Benson Collection (U.S. pressing) (1981) {Warner Bros.}

George Benson - The George Benson Collection (U.S. pressing) (1981) {Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 422 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: jazz, vocal jazz

The George Benson Collection is the 1981 compilation album by American jazz guitarist and singer George Benson. When released on CD, it omitted a song from the vinyl and cassette pressing, "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" as compact discs were unable to hold any more than 74 minutes at the time. It could fit now but it's not here. Thank you.

George Benson - George Benson (1973)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 8, 2016
George Benson - George Benson (1973)

George Benson - George Benson (1973)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 283 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 46 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Fusion | Signal #SIGNAL 50645

Simply one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history, George Benson is an amazingly versatile musician, whose adept skills find him crossing easily between straight-ahead jazz, smooth jazz, and contemporary R&B. Blessed with supreme taste, a beautiful, rounded guitar tone, terrific speed, a marvelous sense of logic in building solos, and, always, an unquenchable urge to swing, Benson's inspirations may have been Charlie Christian and Wes Montgomery, but his style is completely his own. Not only can he play lead brilliantly, he is also one of the best rhythm guitarists around, supportive to soloists and a dangerous swinger…

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)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 317 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Scans (PNG, 350 dpi) ~ 69 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
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 (1995)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 19, 2016
George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1995)

George Benson - The Best Of George Benson (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros., 9362-46050-2 | ~ 375 or 138 Mb | Scans(png) -> 65 Mb
Jazz-funk, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop

Unlike Collection, Warner Bros.' second George Benson compilation Best of George Benson only draws from the label's own catalog, so by definition it is a less representative sampler. And even then, it does not give a thorough overview of Benson's 17-year tenure at Warner Bros…

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)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 189 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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 - While The City Sleeps (1986)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 27, 2016
George Benson - While The City Sleeps (1986)

George Benson - While The City Sleeps (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 298 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk | Label: Warner Bros. Records | Catalog Number: 925 475-2

While the City Sleeps… is the 1986 studio album of George Benson on Warner Bros.. It features musicians like Paulinho da Costa, Preston Glass, Paul Jackson, Jr., Marcus Miller and Narada Michael Walden (as drummer and producer), alongside young talents of the time like Kenny G, Randy Jackson and Kashif. It's part of the "series" of 1980s pop albums Benson recorded. Though it doesn't have any instrumental tracks, Benson's guitar playing is somewhat in the headlight in songs like "Love Is Here Tonight", "Teaser" and "Too Many Times". Beside being the most successful single, "Kisses in the Moonlight" is still frequently played by Benson at live performances.

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
BGO BGOCD913 | rem: 2010 | 420Mb

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 - Breezin' (1976)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Aug. 22, 2016
George Benson - Breezin' (1976)

George Benson - Breezin' (1976)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 279 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul / Jazz | Label: Warner Bros | Catalog Number: 7599-27334-2

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin' is a softer-focused variation of Benson's R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element. Yet it is the sole vocal track (his first in many years), Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" – where George unveiled his new trademark, scatting along with a single-string guitar solo – that reached number ten on the pop singles chart and drove the album all the way to number one on the pop (!) LP chart. The attractive title track also became a minor hit single, although Gabor Szabo's 1971 recording with composer Bobby Womack is even more fetching. In the greater scheme of Benson's career, Breezin' is really not so much a breakthrough as it is a transition album; the guitar is still the core of his identity.