Tag Archive: George Benson

George Benson – Body Talk (1973) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson - Body Talk (1973) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson – Body Talk (1973) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.66. GB (ISO) + 1.47 GB (FLAC Mch) + 705 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | Austria | Cat#: CDSML 8548 | Genre: Jazz

With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts — James Brown in particular — Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release. Indeed the JB’s Pee Wee Ellis turns up as a big band arranger on three tracks, and he no doubt had a direct influence on the distinct JB groove of one of the non-big-band tunes, “Dance.”Read More

George Benson – Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

George Benson - Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}

George Benson – Songs And Stories (2009) {CD + DVD + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
DVD | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | DTS (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 442 MB (CD) + 5.58 GB (DVD) + 4.76 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | USA / Japan | Cat#: CCD-30364 / UCCO-1085 | Genre: Jazz, R&B

George Benson’s sound is so recognizable that, in its way, it’s quite comforting to hear his voice or his guitar come across on the radio or in a club. His recordings have been polished and extravagant in many cases, but there are those signature elements — his relaxed delivery and silky touch on the strings and his voice, as evocative as a cool breeze floating across a hot summer night. Songs and Stories doesn’t deviate from his formula a great deal, but it doesn’t have to. He’s chosen ten ubiquitous pop tunes from a variety of songwriters (and one by a relatively new kid on the block), and with the help of producers John Burk and Marcus Miller, he puts them across in fine style.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 895 MB (Hi-Res) + 314 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan on JVC | Cat#: MFSL 1-011 | Genre: Jazz Funk
Half-speed Mastered

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.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.21 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.92 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 731 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 185 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

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.Read More