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George Benson ‎– The George Benson Collection

Label: Warner Bros. Records – 2HW 3577
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Winchester Pressing
Country: US
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Jazz-Funk, Soul, Ballad, Contemporary Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Vocal


A1 Turn Your Love Around
Backing Vocals  Carmen Twilley*, Venette Gloud
Bass, Synthesizer  David Paich
Cymbal  Mike Baird
Piano, Electric Piano  Jai Winding
Producer, Written-By, Guitar, Synthesizer  Jay Graydon
Written-By  Steve Lukather
Written-By, Backing Vocals  Bill Champlin
A2 Love All The Hurt Away
Alto Saxophone  Eddie Daniels
Backing Vocals  Marcy Levy, Mark Stevens
Bass  Louis Johnson
Electric Piano  David Foster
Guitar  Buzzy Feiten
Lead Vocals  Aretha Franklin
Producer, Arranged By  Arif Mardin
Written-By  Sam L. Dees*
A3 Give Me The Night
Backing Vocals  Diva Gray, Jim Gilstrap, Jocelyn Allen, Patti Austin, Tom Bahler
Producer  Quincy Jones
Saxophone, Flute  Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams
Strings, Arranged By  Jerry Hey
Synthesizer  Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer, Bass  Richard Tee
Written-By, Arranged By [Rhythm], Vocals, Arranged By  Rod Temperton
A4 Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Arranged By  David Matthews*
Bass  Gary King
Cello  Alan Shulman, Charles McCracken
Drums  Andy Newmark
Flute  Joe Farrell
Guitar  Eric Gale
Keyboards  Bobby Lyle
Percussion  David Freidman*, Sue Evans
Producer  Creed Taylor
Saxophone  Frank Vicari, Ronnie Cuber
Viola  Harold Coletta, Theodore Israel
Violin  David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Harold Kohon, Harry Glickman, John Pintavalle, Max Ellen, Max Pollikoff, Paul Gershman
Written-By  Weber*, Guaraldi*
B1 Never Give Up On A Good Thing
Bass  Neil Stubenhaus
Electric Piano  Greg Phillinganes
Guitar  Steve Lukather
Horn, Arranged By, Trumpet  Jerry Hey
Piano, Synthesizer  Michael Omartian
Producer  Jay Graydon, Jay Graydon
Written-By  Michael Garvin, Tom Shapiro
B2 On Broadway
Keyboards  Jorge Dalto, Ronnie Foster
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By  Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
B3 White Rabbit
Acoustic Guitar  Jay Berliner
Arranged By, Conductor  Don Sebesky
Drums  Billy Cobham
Percussion, Vocals  Airto*
Producer  Creed Taylor
Vibraphone, Percussion  Phil Kraus
Written-By  Grace Slick
B4 This Masquerade
Piano, Soloist  Jorge Dalto
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By  Leon Russell
C1 Love Ballad
Bass  Robert Popwell, Jr.*
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By  Scaroborough*
C2 Nature Boy
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By  Eden Ahbez
C3 Last Train To Clarksville
Congas  Johnny Pacheco
Drums  Leo Morris
Organ  Charles Covinton*
Piccolo Flute, Flugelhorn, Trumpet  Marvin Stamm
Producer  Creed Taylor
Saxophone  Buddy Lucas
Trombone, Horn  Wayne Andre
Trombone, Tuba  Alan Raph
Trumpet  Burt Collins
Trumpet, Flugelhorn  Joe Shepley
Written-By  Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart*
C4 Livin' Inside Your Love
Bass  Will Lee
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By, Acoustic Guitar, Soloist  Earl Klugh
D1 Here Comes The Sun
Bass Clarinet  Don Ashworth
Bass Guitar  Gerry Jemmott*, Ron Carter
Cello  George Ricci
Clarinet  Gerome Richardson*
Flute  Herbert Laws*, Jerome Richardson
Oboe  Phil Bodner
Piano, Organ, Harpsichord  Bob James, Ernie Hayes, Herbie Hancock
Producer  Creed Taylor
Viola  Emanuel Vardi
Violin  Max Pollikoff, Raoul Poliakin
Written-By  George Harrison
D2 Breezin'
Producer  Tommy LiPuma
Written-By  Bobby Womack
D3 Moody's Mood
Keyboards, Synthesizer  Greg Phillinganes
Producer  Quincy Jones
Strings, Arranged By, Conductor  Marty Paich
Vocals, Soloist  Patti Austin
Written-By  Eddie Jefferson, James Moody
D4 We Got The Love
Baritone Saxophone  Ronnie Cuber
Congas  Raphael Cruz
Drums  Steve Ferrone
Electric Piano  Arthur Jenkins
Flute [Alto]  George Young (2)
Flute, Alto Saxophone  Eddie Daniels
Guitar  Hamish Stuart
Producer  Arif Mardin
Synthesizer  Ken Bichel
Tenor Saxophone  Michael Brecker
Trombone  Barry Rogers
Trumpet  Randy Brecker
Vocals  Chaka Khan
Written-By  George Benson
D5 The Greatest Love Of All
Orchestrated By, Conductor  Lee Holdridge
Producer, Written-By, Piano, Arranged By [Rhythm]  Michael Masser
Written-By  Linda Creed

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  • Copyright ©  Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗  Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗  Arista Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗  CTI Records
  • Mastered At  The Mastering Lab
  • Pressed By  Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester


  • Arranged By  Jay Graydon (tracks: A1, B1)
  • Arranged By [Rhythm]  Quincy Jones (tracks: A3, D3)
  • Art Direction  Richard Seireeni
  • Bass  Abraham Laboriel (tracks: A3, D3), Phil Upchurch (tracks: D2, D4), Ron Carter (tracks: B3, C3), Stanley Banks (tracks: B2, B4, C2, D4)
  • Clavinet  Jorge Dalto (tracks: C1 to C3, D2)
  • Compiled By, Sequenced By  Tommy Lipuma
  • Concept By, Executive-Producer  Bob Krasnow
  • Coordinator [Production]  Marcie Gorman
  • Drums  Harvey Mason (tracks: B2, B4, C2, D2, D4), Jeff Porcaro (tracks: A1, A2), John Robinson (2) (tracks: A3, B1, D3), Steve Gadd (tracks: C1, C4)
  • Electric Piano  Herbie Hancock (tracks: A3, B3), Jorge Dalto (tracks: C1, C4)
  • Flute  Phil Bodner (tracks: D1, D4)
  • Guitar  George Benson (tracks: A3 to B3, C1, C3, C4, D1, D2), Lee Ritenour (tracks: A3, D5)
  • Illustration  Jay Vigon
  • Lead Guitar  George Benson (tracks: B4, C2, D2)
  • Lead Vocals  George Benson (tracks: A2, A3)
  • Management [Direction]  Dennis Turner (2), Ken Fritz
  • Mastered By  Mike Reese
  • Orchestra, Arranged By, Conductor  Claus Ogerman (tracks: B4, C2, D2)
  • Orchestrated By, Conductor  Mike Mainieri (tracks: C1, C4)
  • Percussion  Paulinho Da Costa (tracks: A2, A3, B1), Ralph McDonald* (tracks: B2, B4, C1, C2, C4, D2)
  • Photography By  Charles Bush*, Raul Vega
  • Piano  Jorge Dalto (tracks: B2, C1, C2, C3), Jorge Dalto (tracks: C1, C4, D2)
  • Rhythm Guitar  Phil Upchurch (tracks: B2, B4, C1, C2, D2)
  • Saxophone, Flute  Gary Herbig (tracks: A1, B1)
  • Synthesizer  David Foster (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Synthesizer, Electric Piano  Ronnie Foster (tracks: C1 to C3, D2)
  • Trombone  Bill Reichenbach (2) (tracks: A1, B1)
  • Trumpet  Chuck Findley (tracks: A1, B1)
  • Trumpet, Horns, Arranged By  Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, A3)
  • Vocals  George Benson (tracks: A1, B1, B2, C1, C4, D2, D4, D5)


Issued with a 12 page informational booklet.

Mastered at Mastering Lab, 1981.

© 1981 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
℗ 1976 to 1981 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
℗ 1981 Arista Records, Inc.
℗ 1976 CTI Records
Made in U.S.A.