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George Benson

g, voc, *1943 US, Pittsburgh
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Jazz and R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Compliments Of A Friend

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

  • Guitar
  • Vocals
  • Electric guitar
  • Jazz
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You on 20/20 by George Benson
Give Me the Night on The George Benson Collection by George Benson
Give Me the Night on Give Me the Night by George Benson
Breezin' on Breezin' by George Benson
In Your Eyes on In Your Eyes by George Benson
Turn Your Love Around on The George Benson Collection by George Benson
On Broadway on The George Benson Collection by George Benson
You Are the Love of My Life on 20/20 by George Benson
Love X Love on Give Me the Night by George Benson
Since I Fell For You on Guitar Man by George Benson

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Thinker / Poquito Spanish Poquito FunkGeorge Benson2019Single
HumilityGorillaz Feat. George Benson2018Single
Jazz Guitar Night: Live On Air 1992Larry Coryell, Stanley Clarke, George Benson, John McLaughlin2017Album
5 Original AlbumsGeorge Benson2017Album
The AlbumGeorge Benson2016Compil.
3 Essential AlbumsGeorge Benson2016Compil.
The Ultimate CollectionGeorge Benson2015Compil.
Give Me The Night (Digital Visions 2015 Re-Edit)George Benson2015Single
Putting It SimplyGeorge Benson2014Compil.
Spirit Of The Party (Gimme The Night)George Benson2014Album
Original Album Series Vol. 2George Benson2013Compil.
InspiredGeorge Benson2013Album
Inspiration - A Tribute To Nat King ColeGeorge Benson2013Album
Inspiration - A Tribute To Nat King ColeGeorge Benson2013Album
Stay Up / BroadwayThe Boomtown Rats / George Benson2013Album
Doin' The ThingGeorge Benson2012Compil.
Guitar Jazz - Greatest HitsGeorge Benson2012Compil.
Original Album ClassicsGeorge Benson2011Album
The Essential SelectionGeorge Benson2011Compil.
Guitar ManGeorge Benson2011Album
Good King Bad / Benson & FarrellGeorge Benson2010Compil.
Classic Love SongsGeorge Benson2010Compil.
Top Of The World; The Best OfGeorge Benson2010Compil.
Original Album SeriesGeorge Benson2009Compil.
Songs And StoriesGeorge Benson2009Album
All I AmGeorge Benson & Al Jarreau2007Single
Original Album ClassicsGeorge Benson2007Album
Columbia Jazz ProfilesGeorge Benson2007Compil.
Givin' It UpGeorge Benson & Al Jarreau2006Album
MorningGeorge Benson & Al Jarreau2006Single
Ordinary PeopleGeorge Benson & Al Jarreau2006Single
Breezin´George Benson & Al Jarreau2006Album
Givin' It Up Radio Promo InterviewsGeorge Benson, Al Jarreau2006Album
Let It RainGeorge Benson & Al Jarreau2006Single
The Essential George BensonGeorge Benson2006Compil.
Best Of George Benson LiveGeorge Benson2005Album
Trilogy - Three Classic AlbumsGeorge Benson2005Album
Live At Montreux 1986George Benson2005Album
Live At Montreux 1986George Benson2005Album
CTI Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson2005Compil.
Jazz Moods - HotGeorge Benson2004Compil.
IrreplaceableGeorge Benson2004Album
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson2004Compil.
Cell PhoneGeorge Benson2004Album
IrreplaceableGeorge Benson2003Album
Music BoxGeorge Benson2003Compil.
The Very Best Of George Benson - The Greatest Hits Of AllGeorge Benson2003Compil.
EssentialGeorge Benson2002Compil.
Round MidnightGeorge Benson w/the McCoy Tyner Trio2002Album
The George Benson CollectionGeorge Benson2001Compil.
The World Is A GhettoGeorge Benson, War, Bobby Konders2001Album
JustbensonGeorge Benson2001Compil.
El Barrio (The Remixes)George Benson2000Single
Deeper Than You ThinkGeorge Benson2000Album
Absolutely LiveGeorge Benson2000Album
George Benson 1965-1998 Years CollectionGeorge Benson2000Compil.
All Stars Presents: George Benson - Best OfGeorge Benson2000Compil.
Absolute BensonGeorge Benson2000Album
The Ghetto / El BarrioGeorge Benson Featuring Joe Sample2000Album
Medicine ManGeorge Benson2000Album
AnthologyGeorge Benson2000Compil.
Really Real Classics Vol. 1George Benson / Norman Connors2000Album
Love Walked InGeorge Benson1999Compil.
My Father, My Son / I Will Keep You In My HeartGeorge Benson1998Single
Standing TogetherGeorge Benson1998Single
Back To LoveGeorge Benson1998Single
Never Give Up On A Good ThingGeorge Benson1998Album
Standing TogetherGeorge Benson1998Album
Essentials ...The Very Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1998Compil.
Tutti Fruitti JumpOutta Order Featuring Total Kaos & The Performances Of George Benson1997Album
Best Of George Benson: The InstrumentalsGeorge Benson1997Compil.
Song For My Brother (MAW Mixes)George Benson1997Album
Best Of George Benson: The InstrumentalsGeorge Benson1997Compil.
Talkin' VerveGeorge Benson1997Compil.
PORTRAITGeorge Benson1996Album
That's RightGeorge Benson1996Album
This Is JazzGeorge Benson1996Compil.
Summer LoveGeorge Benson1996Single
You Can Do It (Baby)Nuyorican Soul Featuring George Benson1996Album
Holdin' OnGeorge Benson1996Single
Best Sellers JazzGeorge Benson1996Compil.
When Love Comes CallingGeorge Benson1996Album
The Long And Winding RoadGeorge Benson1995Single
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1995Compil.
Le Plus Pop Des JazzmenGeorge Benson1995Compil.
Verve Jazz Masters 21George Benson1994Compil.
Mellow GuitarGeorge Benson1994Album
Selections From Love RemembersGeorge Benson1993Album
Take FiveGeorge Benson1993Compil.
I'll Be Good To YouGeorge Benson1993Album
Lovin' On Borrowed TimeGeorge Benson1993Album
Love RemembersGeorge Benson1993Album
Love Of My LifeGeorge Benson1993Album
MasqueradeGeorge Benson1993Album
Love Of My LifeGeorge Benson1993Single
Kiss And Make UpGeorge Benson1993Album
I'll Keep Your Dreams AliveGeorge Benson & Patti Austin1992Album
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1992Compil.
Midnight MoodsGeorge Benson1991Compil.
Midnight MoodsGeorge Benson1991Compil.
A&M Gold SeriesGeorge Benson1991Compil.
I Grandi SuccessiGeorge Benson1991Compil.
The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson With The Brother Jack McDuff QuartetGeorge Benson1990Album
Baby WorkoutGeorge Benson1990Single
Big Boss BandGeorge Benson & Count Basie Orchestra1990Album
The Best Of The Jazz OrgansRichard "Groove" Holmes And Jimmy McGriff, Lonnie Smith With George Benson1990Compil.
Grand New WorldGeorge Benson1990Single
Words And Music - The Big Boss Band InterviewGeorge Benson1990Album
TenderlyGeorge Benson1989Album
Here, There And EverywhereGeorge Benson1989Album
Words And MusicGeorge Benson1989Album
WitchcraftGeorge Benson1989Album
The George Benson Collection - A RetrospectiveGeorge Benson1989Compil.
Rhino Hi-Five: George BensonGeorge Benson1989Album
Twice The LoveGeorge Benson1988Single
Out Of The BlueGeorge Benson1988Compil.
Twice The LoveGeorge Benson1988Album
In ConcertGeorge Benson1988Compil.
Classics In JazzHubert Laws, Eumir Deodato, George Benson, Jackie & Roy, Paul Desmond, Jim Hall1988Compil.
Guitar GeniusGeorge Benson1988Compil.
Good HabitGeorge Benson1988Single
Let's Do It AgainGeorge Benson1988Album
Dreamin'George Benson / Earl Klugh1987Single
George BensonGeorge Benson1987Compil.
Exclusive BensonGeorge Benson1987Compil.
Since You're GoneGeorge Benson / Earl Klugh1987Album
CollaborationGeorge Benson / Earl Klugh1987Album
Teaser (Extended Remix)George Benson1987Album
While The City Sleeps...George Benson1986Album
The Love SongsGeorge Benson1986Compil.
ShiverGeorge Benson1986Single
Kisses In The MoonlightGeorge Benson1986Album
20/20George Benson1985Single
The Love SongsGeorge Benson1985Compil.
Beyond The Sea (La Mer)George Benson1985Single
No One Emotion (Remix)George Benson1985Album
New DayGeorge Benson1985Single
You Are The Love Of My Life / Beyond The Sea (La Mer)George Benson1985Single
No One EmotionGeorge Benson1985Single
20/20George Benson1985Album
I Just Wanna Hang Around YouGeorge Benson1985Single
20/20George Benson1985Single
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For YouGeorge Benson1985Single
Live In ConcertGeorge Benson1985Compil.
The Greatest Love Of All / Funkin' For Jamaica (N.Y.)George Benson / Tom Browne1984Single
I Got A Woman And Some BluesGeorge Benson1984Album
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1984Compil.
Love Walked In / Love For SaleGeorge Benson1984Single
You Are The Love Of My LifeGeorge Benson1984Single
The Silver CollectionGeorge Benson1984Compil.
Cold Line / 20/20Eurox / George Benson1984Single
In ConcertGeorge Benson1984Album
Inside Love (So Personal)George Benson1983Single
Lady Love Me (One More Time)George Benson1983Single
Late At NightGeorge Benson1983Single
In Your EyesGeorge Benson1983Album
Moody's Mood / Pacific FireGeorge Benson1983Album
Pacific FireGeorge Benson1983Album
The Genius Of George BensonGeorge Benson1983Compil.
In Your EyesGeorge Benson1983Single
Feel Like Making LoveGeorge Benson1983Single
Late At NightGeorge Benson1983Album
Lady Love MeGeorge Benson1983Single
SummertimeGeorge Benson1982Single
George BensonGeorge Benson1982Compil.
Take Five / Good King BadGeorge Benson1982Compil.
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIIGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1982Album
Beyond The Blue Horizon / Body TalkGeorge Benson1982Compil.
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1981Album
The George Benson CollectionGeorge Benson1981Compil.
Jazz GiantsGeorge Benson1981Compil.
Jazz On A Sunday Afternoon Vol. IGeorge Benson, George Duvivier, Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker1981Album
Turn Your Love AroundGeorge Benson1981Single
This Must Be Love / Turn Your Love AroundPhil Collins / George Benson1981Single
Never Give Up On A Good ThingGeorge Benson1981Album
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) / Turn Your Love Around / Young Turks / Under PressureChristopher Cross / George Benson / Rod Stewart / Queen & David Bowie1981Single
The George Benson CollectionGeorge Benson1981Compil.
Love All The Hurt Away / Hold On I'M Comin'Aretha Franklin & George Benson1981Single
The George Benson CollectionGeorge Benson1981Compil.
Encore: The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1980Compil.
What's On Your Mind / Turn Out The LamplightGeorge Benson1980Album
Give Me The NightGeorge Benson1980Single
Love X LoveGeorge Benson1980Single
Give Me The Night / Late In The EveningGeorge Benson / Paul Simon1980Single
Turn Out The LamplightGeorge Benson1980Single
Willow Weep For MeGeorge Benson1980Compil.
Midnight Love AffairGeorge Benson1980Single
The Best OfGeorge Benson1980Single
Double Gold SuperdiscGeorge Benson1980Compil.
Give Me The NightGeorge Benson1980Album
Love X Love / RitrovartiGeorge Benson / Michele Pecora1980Single
Love Ballad / You're Never Too Far From MeGeorge Benson1979Single
Hey GirlGeorge Benson1979Single
Unchained Melody / Before You GoGeorge Benson1979Single
The Robert W. Morgan Special Of The WeekGeorge Benson1979Album
Livin' Inside Your LoveGeorge Benson1979Album
Love Ballad / Unchained MelodyGeorge Benson1979Single
Hold On I'm ComingGeorge Benson1979Single
Erotic MoodsGeorge Benson1978Single
Erotic MoodsGeorge Benson With Harlem Underground Band1978Album
On Broadway / It's All In The GameGeorge Benson1978Single
Everything Must Change / Gonna Love You MoreGeorge Benson1978Single
On BroadwayGeorge Benson1978Album
SpaceGeorge Benson1978Album
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1978Compil.
On BroadwayGeorge Benson1978Single
SpaceGeorge Benson1978Album
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1978Compil.
Star EditionGeorge Benson1978Compil.
Mr. Mellow George Benson Greatest HitsGeorge Benson1978Compil.
What's It All About?The Rolling Stones / George Benson1978Single
Weekend In L.A.George Benson1978Album
Lady BlueGeorge Benson1978Single
Boogie On Up / On BroadwayRokotto / George Benson1978Single
G.B. BookGeorge Benson1978Compil.
Stormy WeatherGeorge Benson1978Compil.
George Benson / Jack McDuffGeorge Benson / Brother Jack McDuff1977Compil.
The World Is A GhettoGeorge Benson1977Album
Everything Must Change / The Wind And IGeorge Benson1977Single
Muhammad Ali In "The Greatest" (Original Soundtrack)Mandrill / Michael Masser / George Benson1977Album
Nature BoyGeorge Benson1977Single
The World Is A Ghetto / This MasqueradeGeorge Benson1977Single
Gonna Love You MoreGeorge Benson1977Single
SummertimeGeorge Benson1977Compil.
George Benson HimselfGeorge Benson1977Compil.
The Masquerade / Six To Four / Breezin' / LadyGeorge Benson1977Single
The Best Of George BensonGeorge Benson1977Compil.
In FlightGeorge Benson1977Album
Nature BoyGeorge Benson1977Single
The Greatest Love Of All / Ali's ThemeGeorge Benson / Michael Masser1977Single
This Masquerade / Breezin'George Benson1976Single
Good King BadGeorge Benson1976Album
Breezin' / Six To FourGeorge Benson1976Single
This MasqueradeGeorge Benson1976Single
Benson BurnerGeorge Benson1976Compil.
In Concert - Carnegie HallGeorge Benson Guest Hubert Laws1976Album
One Rock Don't Make No Boulder = Una Roca No Forma Una RepresaGeorge Benson1976Single
Summertime/2001 / Theme From Good King BadGeorge Benson1976Single
Breezin'George Benson1976Album
Benson & FarrellGeorge Benson & Joe Farrell1976Album
Blue BensonGeorge Benson1976Compil.
SupershipGeorge Benson1975Single
Bad BensonGeorge Benson1974Album
George Benson Produced By Creed TaylorGeorge Benson1973Compil.
Body TalkGeorge Benson1973Album
White RabbitGeorge Benson1972Album
Beyond The Blue HorizonGeorge Benson1971Album
The Gentle RainGeorge Benson1971Single
The Other Side Of Abbey RoadGeorge Benson1970Album
My Woman's Good To Me / Jackie, AllGeorge Benson1969Single
Tell It Like It IsGeorge Benson1969Album
Golden Slumbers / You Never Give Me Your Money (Medley)George Benson1969Single
My Cherie AmourGeorge Benson1969Single
Don't Let Me Lose This Dream (Part 1)George Benson1969Single
GoodiesGeorge Benson1968Album
Shape Of Things To ComeGeorge Benson1968Single
Giblet GravyGeorge Benson1968Album
Shape Of Things To ComeGeorge Benson1968Album
The New Boss Guitar Of George BensonGeorge Benson1964Album
Just Another SundayGeorge Benson1964Single
Fusion Guitarists Big 3Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, George BensonAlbum
Give Me The Night / Ain't NobodyGeorge Benson / Rufus & Chaka KhanAlbum
George Benson Часть 1-2: 1965-2003 Years CollectionGeorge BensonAlbum
George Benson/Al JarreauGeorge Benson, Al JarreauCompil.
MP3George BensonCompil.
I Giganti Del Jazz 72Lou Bennett / George Benson / Charlie ByrdCompil.
MP3 Collection (Новая Коллекция)George BensonAlbum
The ThinkerGeorge BensonAlbum
Jazz MagazineGeorge BensonCompil.
Paris Guitar Jazz Festival - LiveElmer Snowden / Buddy Guy / Barney Kessel / Jim Hall / George BensonAlbum
Live Anthology 1976-2010George BensonAlbum
George Benson Часть 3George BensonAlbum
Count Basie At Carnegie HallCount Basie With Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, George Benson And Joe WilliamsAlbum
Vogue / Give Me The NightMadonna / George BensonAlbum
George Benson - Herbie Mann - Nat Adderley - K. Winding - J.J. Johnson - Wes Montgomery - Quincy Jones - Paul DesmondGeorge Benson - Herbie Mann - Nat Adderley, Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson - Wes Montgomery - Quincy Jones - Paul DesmondCompil.
RememberGeorge BensonCompil.
Live In TokyoGeorge Benson & Earl KlughAlbum
Jaguar / The Borgia StickGeorge BensonSingle
Turn Your Love Around / Never Give Up On A Good ThingGeorge BensonSingle
Golden CollectionsGeorge BensonCompil.
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