Original Album Series

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This particular Original Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark. The package is compact. Each disc is inside a cardboard sleeve that replicates the front and back of the original release, and the outer sleeve is simple and functional. Typically sold at roughly the same cost as two or three full-price discs, it's a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This particular Original Album Classics release contains five albums issued by George Benson through the Warner Bros. label: Breezin' (1976), Weekend in L.A. (1977), Give Me the Night (1980), Tenderly (1989), and Big Boss Band (1990). This is a rather arbitrary assortment; Benson made several other significant albums during the span covered here, and the stylistic differences between the earliest and latest sets are stark. The package is compact. Each disc is inside a cardboard sleeve that replicates the front and back of the original release, and the outer sleeve is simple and functional. Typically sold at roughly the same cost as two or three full-price discs, it's a quick and thrifty way to snap up a sizeable portion of Benson's post-CTI catalog.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2013
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227983659
  • Catalog Number: 522049
  • Sales rank: 20,636

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breezin' (5:42)
  2. 2 This Masquerade (8:04)
  3. 3 Six to Four (5:10)
  4. 4 Affirmation (6:58)
  5. 5 So This is Love? (7:04)
  6. 6 Lady (5:55)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Weekend in L.A. (7:29)
  2. 2 On Broadway (10:06)
  3. 3 Down Here on the Ground (4:54)
  4. 4 California P.M. (7:03)
  5. 5 The Greatest Love of All (5:42)
  6. 6 It's All in the Game (3:53)
  7. 7 Windsong (6:12)
  8. 8 Ode to Kudu (7:25)
  9. 9 Lady Blue (3:38)
  10. 10 We All Remember Wes (5:46)
  11. 11 We as Love (7:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Love X Love (4:46)
  2. 2 Off Broadway (5:26)
  3. 3 Moody's Mood (3:27)
  4. 4 Give Me the Night (5:02)
  5. 5 What's on Your Mind (4:04)
  6. 6 Dinorah, Dinorah (3:41)
  7. 7 Love Dance (3:18)
  8. 8 Star of the Story (X) (4:43)
  9. 9 Midnight Love Affair (3:34)
  10. 10 Turn Out the Lamplight (4:44)
Disc 4
  1. 1 You Don't Know What Love Is - Louis Hays (4:40)
  2. 2 Stella By Starlight - Louis Hays (5:16)
  3. 3 Stardust - Louis Hays (6:03)
  4. 4 At the Mambo Inn - Louis Hays (4:55)
  5. 5 Here, There and Everywhere - Louis Hays (5:07)
  6. 6 This is All I Ask - Louis Hays (5:36)
  7. 7 Tenderly - Louis Hays (3:07)
  8. 8 I Could Write a Book - Louis Hays (4:00)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Without a Song (4:12)
  2. 2 Ready Now That You Are (5:49)
  3. 3 How Do You Keep the Music Playing (5:04)
  4. 4 On Green Dolphin Street (4:08)
  5. 5 Baby Workout (3:51)
  6. 6 I Only Have Eyes for You (2:58)
  7. 7 Portrait of Jennie (4:28)
  8. 8 Walkin' My Baby Back Home (3:04)
  9. 9 Skylark (5:08)
  10. 10 Basie's Bag (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist
George Benson Guitar, Vocals
Jorge Dalto Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Clavinet, Soloist
Ronnie Foster Keyboards, Electric Piano, Soloist, Mini Moog
Phil Upchurch Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Stanley Banks Bass
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Sid Sharp Concert Master
Technical Credits
Lalo Schifrin Composer
José Feliciano Composer
Ivan Lins Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Leon Russell Composer
Jackie Wilson Composer
Bobby Womack Composer
George Benson Composer, Producer
Ronnie Foster Composer
Eddie Jefferson Composer
Gordon Jenkins Composer
Quincy Jones Producer
Michel Legrand Composer
James Moody Composer
Phil Upchurch Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Barry Mann Composer
Gale Garnett Composer
Bronislaw Kaper Composer
Kerry Chater Composer
Glen Ballard Composer
Mario Bauzá Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Linda Creed Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Al Dubin Composer
Robert Farnon Arranger
Frank Foster Arranger, Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Vitor Martins Composer
Marty Paich Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Michael Masser Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Bob Ojeda Arranger
Mitchell Parish Composer
Don Raye Composer
Steve Rinkoff Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
Elliot Scheiner Engineer
Al Schmitt Producer, Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Carl Sigman Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Rod Temperton Composer
Jeff Toone Engineer
Roy Turk Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Cynthia Weil Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Victor Young Composer
Peter Darmi Engineer
Norman Seeff Cover Photo
Ed Thrasher Art Direction
Mary Ann Dibs Art Direction
John Cabalka Art Direction
Ken Fritz Direction
Robin Lynch grooming
Kent Duncan Mastering
Richard Seireeni Art Direction
Dave Russell Engineer
Alonzo Tucker Composer
J. Russel Robinson Composer
Dennis Turner Direction
Tom Bert Cover Photo
Edward Eliscu Composer
Grace Sampson Composer
Charles Dawes Composer
Walter Gross Composer
Connie Pappas Direction
Al Young Original Liner Notes
William Rose Composer
Nick De Caro String Arrangements
Paul William Composer
Jack Lawrence Composer
David Wollinski Composer
Neil Larson Composer
Fred Ahlert Composer
Peter Brill Photo Illustration
Gordon Budge Composer
Fred Lincoln Guirty Composer, Lyricist
Bobby Woodien Composer
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