George Benson Cookbook

George Benson Cookbook

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by George Benson
     
 

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The second of Benson's John Hammond-produced albums is far and away the superior of the pair, mixing down-to-basics, straight-ahead jazz with soul-drenched grooving. Suddenly Benson's backup group - same as that of Uptown, with Benny Green added on trombone now and then - has found its bearings andSee more details below

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The second of Benson's John Hammond-produced albums is far and away the superior of the pair, mixing down-to-basics, straight-ahead jazz with soul-drenched grooving. Suddenly Benson's backup group - same as that of Uptown, with Benny Green added on trombone now and then - has found its bearings and apropos to the title, they can cook, even sizzle. The effect upon Benson's own playing is striking; with something to react against, his sheer ability to swing advances into the realm of awesome. The rapid-fire work on "The Cooker" and "Ready And Able" will make you gasp. Only one vocal here, an exuberant "All Of Me." [In mid-2001 Columbia/Legacy reissued this 1966 classic, along with It's Uptown, recorded only several months earlier. Four bonus tracks include a (previously unreleased) doo wop vocal rendition of Little Willie John's "Let Them Talk" and two Benson originals that are pure rock-n-roll: "The Man from Toledo" and "Goodnight." Two of the bonus cuts are preceded by control-booth comments from the session's legendary producer, John Hammond.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646605424
catalogNumber:
66054

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Benson   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone
Blue Mitchell   Trumpet
Elvira Rios   Track Performer
Marion Booker   Drums
Bennie Green   Trombone
Billy Kaye   Drums
Jimmy Lovelace   Drums
Ray Lucas   Drums
Lonnie Smith   Organ
Albert Winston   Bass

Technical Credits

John Hammond   Producer
George Benson   Composer,Liner Notes
Harold Ousley   Composer
Lester Young   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
María Mendez Grever   Contributor
Gonzalo Curiel   Contributor
Steven Berkowitz   Producer
Sonny Thompson   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer
John Hammond   Producer
Jimmy Smith   Composer
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Sandy Speiser   Cover Photo
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
Gabriel Ruíz   Contributor
Austin Lara   Contributor
Stacey Boyle   Tape Research
J. Smith   Composer

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