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George Benson

George Robert Benson, 67, of Crofton, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee of natural causes. It was his request to be cremated. There will be no services. He was born July 16, 1953 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky the son of the late...

George Benson, 67, of Crofton

There will be no services for 67-year-old George Robert Benson, of Crofton. Christian Cremation and Funeral Care is in charge of arrangements. He is survived by a brother, William Boyd Benson of Hopkinsville, and a sister, Jane Marie Barron of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

Lost Gem: The George Benson / Michael McDonald song that never was

Many people consider 1980 Quincy Jones-produced album Give Me The Night an all-time classic and perhaps George Benson's finest disc. Led off by the chart-topping title track, Give Me The Night has stayed in the consciousnesses of R&B fans for more than 40 decades, and still has a permanent place on many folks' playlists, including mine.

George Benson, Steve Perry and more pay tribute to late recording legend Al Schmitt

Some of the biggest names in music have taken to social media to mourn the loss of legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, who died on Monday (26 April). He was 91. Schmitt, who won 10 Grammy Awards across his over-six-decade career, has engineered records for the likes of George Benson, Toto, Steely Dan, Henry Mancini, Ray Charles and Quincy Jones.
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George Benson: My Career in Five Songs

George Benson has been called the definitive modern jazz guitarist, but he bristles at the mention of such a label. “I don’t make records for jazz critics,” he says. “I make records for the audience. If a song is good, I want to play it. I don’t really care what you call it.”

The 1969 LP That Marked The ‘Shape Of Things To Come’ For George Benson

For someone who first recorded at the age of nine, George Benson was practically a veteran by the time he released what became his first US chart album, Shape Of Things To Come, at just 26. The year was 1969, and the LP was even more significant as the jazz guitar sensation’s first since signing to A&M/CTI. It was also the initial fruit in a long-running relationship with Creed Taylor as producer.
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George Benson on Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends

Marcus Miller with an all-star cast of musicians? YES, PLEASE!!. Marcus has teamed up with the Smooth Jazz Cruise to bring the “Saturday Night with Marcus Miller and Friends” concert series. This has definitely been a breath of fresh air for many of us due to current world events. It’s been over a year since we’ve been to any live concerts, but they are coming!