1981 George Benson – The George Benson collection

The George Benson Collection is a compilation album by George Benson, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1981. The album was a two-record set, and was compacted into one disc. In addition to old material, the album featured two new songs, including his #1 R&B hit “Turn Your Love Around”, written by Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather and Bill Champlin . It was certified Gold by the RIAA. It covers his tenures with A&M Records, CTI Records, and his then-current label Warner Bros. Records.

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

Tracks

Turn Your Love Around (Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather, Bill Champlin) 3:52
2  Love All The Hurt Away (Sam Dees) 4:10
3  Give Me The night (Rod Temperton) 3:43
4 Never Give Up On A Good Thing (Michael Garvin, Tom Shapiro) 4:06
5  On Broadway (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) 5:18
6  White Rabbit (Grace Slick) 6:58
7  This Masquerade (Leon Russell) 3:19
8  Love Ballad (Skip Scarborough) 4:17
9  Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) 4:20
10  Last Train To Clarksville (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) 5:01
11  Livin’ Inside Your Love (Earl Klugh) 6:38
12  Here Comes The sun (George Harrison) 2:34
13  Breezin’ (Bobby Womack) 5:39
14  Moody’s Mood (Eddie Jefferson, James Moody) 3:26
15  We Got The Love (George Benson) 3:28
16  The Greatest Love Of All (Linda Creed) 5:35

Musicians

1 Turn Your Love Around

Bass (synthesizer) David Paich
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Piano Jai Winding
Percussion Mike Baird
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Netty Gloud
Background Vocals Bill Champlin


2 Love All The Hurt Away

Bass Louis Johnson
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Buzz Feiten
Piano David Foster
Sax Eddie Daniels
Vocals Aretha Franklin
Background Vocals Marcy Levy
Background Vocals Mark Stevens


3 Give Me The Night

Drums JR Robinson
Bass Abe Laboriel
Guitar George Benson
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Herbie Hancock
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Richard Tee
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Flute Larry Williams
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


4 Never Give Up On A Good Thing

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Piano Greg Phillinganes
Trumpet Jerry Hey


5 On Broadway

Bass Stanley Banks
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar George Benson
Guitar Phil Upchurch
Keyboards Ronnie Foster
Piano Jorge Dalto
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


6 White Rabbit

Bass Ron Carter
Drums Billy Cobham
Piano Herbie Hancock
Guitar George Benson
Acoustic Guitar Jay Berliner
Percussion Airto Moreira
Vibraphone Phil Kraus

 

7 This Masquerade

Bass Stanley Banks
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar George Benson
Guitar Phil Upchurch
Piano Jorge Dalto
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


8 Love Ballad

Bass Pops Popwell
Drums Steve Gadd
Guitar George Benson
Guitar Phil Upchurch
Clavinet Jorge Dalto
Piano Jorge Dalto
Synthesizer Ronnie Foster
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


9 Nature Boy

Bass Stanley Banks
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar George Benson
Guitar Phil Upchurch
Synthesizer Ronnie Foster
Piano Jorge Dalto
Clavinet Jorge Dalto
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


10 Last Train To Clarksville

Bass Ron Carter
Drums Leo Morris
Guitar George Benson
Piano Jorge Dalto
Organ Charles Covinton
Synthesizer Ronnie Foster
Clavinet Jorge Dalto
Trumpet Marvin Stamm
Flute Marvin Stamm
Sax Buddy Lucas
Trombone Andre Wayne
Trombone Alan Raph
Trumpet Burt Collins
Trumpet Joe Shepley
Percussion Johnny Pacheco


11 Livin’ Inside Your Love

Bass Will Lee
Drums Steve Gadd
Acoustic Guitar Earl Klugh
Guitar George Benson
Piano Jorge Dalto
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


12 Here Comes The sun

Bass Gary Jemmott
Bass Ron Carter
Guitar George Benson


13 Breezin’

Bass Phil Upchurch
Drums Harvey Mason
Clavinet Jorge Dalto
Guitar George Benson
Piano Jorge Dalto
Synthesizer Ronnie Foster
Percussion Ralph MacDonald


14 Moody’s Mood

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums JR Robinson
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Strings Marty Paich
Vocals Patti Austin


15 We Got The Love

Bass Phil Upchurch
Drums Steve Ferrone
Piano Arthur Jenkins
Guitar Hamish Stuart
Synthesizer Ken Bichel
Sax Michael Brecker
Trumpet Randy Brecker
Vocals Chaka Khan


16 The Greatest Love Of All

Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Michael Masser

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin (Tracks 2, 15)
Producer – Jay Graydon (Track 4)
Producer – Tommy LiPuma (Tracks 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13)
Producer – Creed Taylor (Tracks 10, 12)
Producer – Quincy Jones (Track 14)
Producer – Michael Masser (Track 16)
Executive-Producer – Bob Krasnow
Arranged By – Jay Graydon (Tracks 1, 4)
Arranged By – Arif Mardin (Track 6)
Arranged By – Rod Temperton (Track 3)
Arranged By – Jerry Hey (Track 4)
Arranged By, Conductor – Don Sebesky (Track 6)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Quincy Jones (Tracks 3, 14)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Michael Masser (Track 16)
Compiled By, Sequenced By – Tommy Lipuma
Orchestra, Arranged By, Conductor – Claus Ogerman (Tracks 7, 9, 13)
Orchestrated By, Conductor – Mike Mainieri (Tracks 8, 11)
Orchestrated By, Conductor – Lee Holdridge (Track 16)
Other (Direction) – Dennis Turner, Ken Fritz
Other (Production Coordinator) – Marcie Gorman
Strings – Jerry Hey (Track 4)
Strings, Arranged By, Conductor – Marty Paich (Track 14)

Art Direction – Richard Seireeni
Artwork By (Illustration) – Jay Vigon

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CTI Records
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Pressed By – Allied Record Company