The Best of George Benson [Warner Bros.]

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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Warner Bros.' second George Benson compilation, unlike Collection, only draws from the label's own catalog, so by definition, it's a less representative sampler. And even then, it does not give a thorough overview of Benson's 17-year tenure at Warner Bros. Understandably for a best-of album, it concentrates on such hot-selling Benson vocal hits as "This Masquerade," "Give Me the Night," "Turn Your Love Around," and "On Broadway." Yet there is not so much as a single instrumental, nor anything from Benson's last five Warners albums, the last three of which Tenderly, Big Boss Band, Love Remembers contain a good deal of his best mature work, if not any hits. So, in other...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
Warner Bros.' second George Benson compilation, unlike Collection, only draws from the label's own catalog, so by definition, it's a less representative sampler. And even then, it does not give a thorough overview of Benson's 17-year tenure at Warner Bros. Understandably for a best-of album, it concentrates on such hot-selling Benson vocal hits as "This Masquerade," "Give Me the Night," "Turn Your Love Around," and "On Broadway." Yet there is not so much as a single instrumental, nor anything from Benson's last five Warners albums, the last three of which Tenderly, Big Boss Band, Love Remembers contain a good deal of his best mature work, if not any hits. So, in other words, this collection serves those who are interested in George Benson the chart-maker, and it's a fine collection for that audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/1995
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624605027
  • Catalog Number: 46050
  • Sales rank: 10,333

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Benson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Patti Austin Background Vocals
Kashif Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Synclavier, Moog Bass
Ronnie Foster Synthesizer, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, Polymoog, Mini Moog
Herbie Hancock Electric Piano
James Newton Howard Synthesizer, Keyboards
Earl Klugh Acoustic Guitar
Rob Mounsey Synclavier
Phil Upchurch Bass, Rhythm Guitar
David Foster Synthesizer
Bill Champlin Background Vocals
Steve Kipner Drums
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Lillo Thomas Background Vocals
Jocelyn Brown Background Vocals
B.J. Nelson Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Background Vocals
Mike Baird Cymbals
Stanley Banks Bass
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Stephen Benben Percussion
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Lenny Castro Percussion
Claus Ogerman Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Nathan East Bass
Chuck Findley Trumpet
Babi Floyd Background Vocals
Steve Gadd Drums
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Preston Glass Synthesizer, Percussion
Randy Goodrum Drums
Diva Gray Background Vocals
Jay Graydon Synthesizer, Guitar
Gary Herbig Flute, Saxophone
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Alto Horn
Kim Hutchcroft Flute, Saxophone
Louis Johnson Bass
Abraham Laboriel Sr. Bass
Steve Lukather Guitar
Mike Mainieri Conductor
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Leslie Ming Drums
David Paich Synthesizer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer
Claytoven Richardson Background Vocals
Lee Ritenour Guitar
Zachary Sanders Background Vocals
Danny Sembello Drums, Background Vocals, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Ira Siegel Guitar
Hamish Stuart Background Vocals
Richard Tee Synthesizer Bass
Randy Waldman Synthesizer
Dave Weckl Cymbals
Brenda White Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Jai Winding Piano, fender rhodes
Carmen Twilley Background Vocals
Frank Martin Synthesizer
Larry Williams Flute, Saxophone
Robert "Pops" Popwell Bass
Technical Credits
Kashif Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
James Newton Howard Arranger
Quincy Jones Producer, rhythm arrangement
Steve Kipner Sequencing Programmer
Michael Sembello Composer
Claus Ogerman Arranger
Preston Glass Programming, Bass Sequencing
Jay Graydon Songwriter, Arranger, Producer
Jerry Hey Brass Arrangment
Gary Ladinsky Engineer
Tommy LiPuma Producer
Mike Mainieri Arranger
Arif Mardin Producer
Narada Michael Walden drum programming
Michael O'Reilly Engineer
David Paich Arranger
Elliot Scheiner Engineer
Al Schmitt Engineer
Bill Thomas Engineer
Cruz Baca Sembello Composer
Danny Sembello Composer, Programming
John Sembello Composer
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Rod Temperton Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Russ Titelman Producer
Joe Bogan Engineer
David Frazer Engineer
Thom Wilson Engineer
Bryan Lee Janszen drum programming
Linda Cobb Artwork
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