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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
No, you're not in Creed Taylor country yet, but you might as well be, for many of the ingredients that would garnish Benson's albums with Taylor are already present in this often enjoyable prototype. The immediate goal was to groom Benson as the next Wes Montgomery who was about to leave Verve -- and so he covers hit tunes of the day "Sunny," "Along Comes Mary," "Groovin'", playing either with a big band plus voices or a neat quintet anchored by Herbie Hancock, and the sound is contoured to give his guitar a warm mellow ambience. But the eclectic Benson is his own man, as his infectious repeated-interval rhythm trademark tells us on his self-composed title track, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
No, you're not in Creed Taylor country yet, but you might as well be, for many of the ingredients that would garnish Benson's albums with Taylor are already present in this often enjoyable prototype. The immediate goal was to groom Benson as the next Wes Montgomery who was about to leave Verve -- and so he covers hit tunes of the day "Sunny," "Along Comes Mary," "Groovin'", playing either with a big band plus voices or a neat quintet anchored by Herbie Hancock, and the sound is contoured to give his guitar a warm mellow ambience. But the eclectic Benson is his own man, as his infectious repeated-interval rhythm trademark tells us on his self-composed title track, and despite Tom McIntosh's mostly lame arrangements, George's work is always tasty and irresistibly melodic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2000
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731454375429
  • Catalog Number: 543754
  • Sales rank: 319,336

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Along Comes Mary (3:02)
  2. 2 Sunny (2:56)
  3. 3 What's New? (5:32)
  4. 4 Giblet Gravy (4:50)
  5. 5 Walk on By (3:26)
  6. 6 Thunder Walk (4:42)
  7. 7 Sack O' Woe (3:08)
  8. 8 Groovin' (2:46)
  9. 9 Low Down and Dirty (8:40)
  10. 10 Billie's Bounce (6:05)
  11. 11 What's New? (5:31)
  12. 12 What's New? (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar
Johnny Pacheco Conga, Tambourine
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Ron Carter Bass
Herbie Hancock Piano
Jimmy Owens Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Bob Cranshaw Bass
Billy Cobham Drums
Eric Gale Guitar
Eileen Gilbert Vocals
Carl Lynch Guitar
Tom McIntosh Conductor
Alan Raph Bass Trombone
Albertine Robinson Vocals
Snooky Young Trumpet
Lois Winter Vocals
Technical Credits
Esmond Edwards Producer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Tom McIntosh Arranger
Hollis King Art Direction
Tom Greenwood Research Coordination
Carlos Kase Research Coordination
Daniel Kramer Cover Photo
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