GEORGE BENSON
FUSION, AOR / GUITAR, VOCAL 1981
THE GEORGE BENSON COLLECTION
WARNER BROS. RECORDS, BSK 3577(LP)
(C)1981 WARNER BROS. RECORDS., INC., USA
(P)1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981 WARNER BROS. RECORDS., INC., USA
(P)1976 CTI RECORDS. ,INC., USA
RELEASED: 1981, USA
CREDITS (productions) :
Album Compiled, Sequenced and Edited by Tommy LiPuma
Album Concept by Bob Krasnow
Executive Producer : Bob Krasnow
Mastered at Mastering Lab, 1981 by Mike Reese
Production Coordinator : Marcie Gorman
Direction : Fritz/Turner Management, Ken Fritz & Dennis Turner
Art Direction : Richard Seireeni / Illustration : Jay Vigon
Photography : Raul Vega and Charles Bush
Video Produced by Paisley Productions
Mr. Benson's Wardrobe Courtesy of Bijan, Beverly Hills
George Benson plays Ibanez guitar exclusively
CREDITS (musicians) :
produce: Jay Graydon, Quincy Jones, Tommy LiPuma, Creed Taylor,
Arif Mardin, Michael Masser
arrange: Jerry Hey, Jay Graydon, Arif Mardin, Rod Temperton,
Don Sebesky, Claus Ogerman, Mike Mainieri, Marty Paich,
Quincy Jones, Michael Masser, Lee Holdridge
lead vocals: George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Patti Austin, Chaka Khan
guitar: George Benson, Bazzy Feiten, Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather,
Jay Berliner, Earl Klugh, Hamish Stuart
guitar, bass: Phil Upchurch
keyboards: Jai Winding, David Foster, David Paich, Herbie Hancock,
Michael Boddicker, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian,
Ronnie Foster, Jorge Dalto, Ernie Hayes, Bob James,
Arthur Jenkins, Ken Bichel, Michael Masser
organ: Charles Covington
bass: Louis Johnson, Abraham Laboriel, Neil Stubenshaus,
Stanley Banks, Ron Carter, Robert Popwell,Jr., Will Lee,
Gerry Jemmott
drums: Jeff Porcaro, John Robinson, Harvey Mason, Billy Cobham,
Steve Gadd, Steve Ferrone
percussion: Mike Baird, Paulinho da Costa, Ralph MacDonald,
Airto Moreira, Rapharl Cruz, Johnny Pacheco
vibes, percussion: Phil Kraus
alto saxophone: Eddie Daniels
background vocals: Bill Champlin, Vanette Gloud, Carmen Twilly , Marcy Levy,
Mark Stevens, Patti Austin, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen,
Tom Bahler, Jim Gilstrap
horns: Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey, Burt Collins, Joe Shepley,
Marvin Stumm, Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Bill Rechenbach, Wayne Andre, Alan Raph, Barry Rogers (trombone)
Gary Herbig, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams (saxophone, flute)
Buddy Lucas (saxophone)
Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone)
Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone)
George Young (alto saxophone)
Don Ashworth (bass clarinet)
Gerome Richardson (clarinet)
Hubert Laws, Eddie Daniels, George Marge (flute)
Phil Bodner (flute, oboe)
strings: Emanuel Vardi (viola) George Ricci (cello)
Raoul Polikian, Max Pollikoff (violin)
TRACKS (total time 72:20) :
1. Turn Your Love Around (3:49) [Jay Graydon, Steve Lukather, Bill Champlin]
New Recording Track
2. Love All The Hurt Away (4:08) [Sam L. Dees]
duet with Aretha Franklin
from "Love All The Hurt Away / Aretha Franklin" (1981, Arista)
used by permission of Arista Records, Inc.
3. Give Me The Night (3:42) [Rod Temperton]
from "Give Me The Night / George Benson" (1980, Qwest)
4. Never Give Up On A Good Thing (4:04) [Tom Shapiro, Michael Garvin]
New Recording Track
5. On Broadway (5:14) [Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller]
from "Weekend In L.A. / George Benson" (1979, Warner Bros.)
6. White Rabbit (6:57) [Grace Slick]
from "White Rabbit / George Benson" (1971, CTI)
used by permission of CTI Records
7. This Masquerade (3:17) [Leon Russell]
from "Breezin' / George Benson" (1976, Warner Bros.)
8. Love Ballad (4:15) [Scarborough]
from "Livin' Inside Youre Love / George Benson" (1977, Warner Bros.)
9. Nature Boy (4:17) [Eden Ahbez]
from "In Flight / George Benson" (1976, Warner Bros.)
10. Last Train To Clarksville (5:00) [Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart]
from "Shape Of Things To Come / George Benson" (1968, A&M/CTI)
used by permission of A&M Reocrds
11. Livin' Inside Your Love (6:38) [Earl Klugh]
from "Livin' Inside Youre Love / George Benson" (1977, Warner Bros.)
12. Here Comes The Sun (2:32) [George Harrison]
from "The Other Side Of Abbey Road / George Benson" (1969, A&M/CTI)
used by permission of A&M Reocrds
13. Breezin' (5:39) [Bobby Womack]
from "Breezin' / George Benson" (1976, Warner Bros.)
14. Moody's Mood (3:25) [James Moody, Eddie Jefferson]
from "Give Me The Night / George Benson" (1980, Qwest)
15. We Got The Love (3:26) [George Benson]
duet with Chaka Khan
from "Chaka / Chaka Khan" (1979, Warner Bros.)
16. The Greatest Love Of All (5:33) [Michael Masser, Linda Creed]
New Recording Track
TRACK CREDITS :
Turn Your Love Around
George Benson: vocals
Jeff Porcaro: drums
Jai Winding: acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes
David Foster: guitar, synthesizer
David Paich: bass synthesizer
Mike Baird: cymbals (payette)
background vocals: Bill Champlin, Vanette Gloud, Carmen Twilly
horns: Chuck Findley, Jerry Hey (trumpet) Bill Rechenbach (trombone)
Gary Herbig (saxophone, flutes)
produced and arranged by Jay Graydon
horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
Jeff Porcaro courtesy of Columbia Records
David Paich courtesy of Columbia Records
Chuck Findley and Jerry Hey courtesy of Monterey Records
Bill Champlin courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
Love All The Hurt Away
George Benson: lead vocals
Aretha Franklin: lead vocals
Jeff Porcaro: drums
Louis Johnson: bass
Buzzy Feiten: guitar
David Foster: electric piano, synthesizer
Paulinho da Costa: percussion
Eddie Daniels: alto saxophone
background vocals: Marcy Levy, Mark Stevens
produced and arranged by Arif Mardin
Marcy Levy courtesy of Epic Records
Paulinho da Costa courtesy of Pablo Records
Louis Johnson courtesy of A&M Records
Jeff Porcaro courtesy of Columbia Records
Aretha Franklin courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Give Me The Night
George Benson: guitar, lead vocals
Lee Ritenour: guitar
Abraham Laboriel: bass
John Robinson: drums
Herbie Hancock: electric piano
Michael Boddicker: synthesizer bass
Paulinho da Costa: percussion
background vocals: Patti Austin, Diva Gray, Jocelyn Allen, Tom Bahler, Jim Gilstrap
horns: Jerry Hey (trumpet)
Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams (saxophone, flute)
produced by Quincy Jones
string and horn arrangements by Jerry Hey
rhythm and vocal arrangement by Rod Temperton
Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.
John Robinson courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Paulinho da Costa courtesy of Pablo Records
Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft and Larry Williams courtesy of A&M Records
Never Give Up On A Good Thing
George Benson: guitar, vocals
John Robinson: drums
Neil Stubenshaus: bass
Greg Phillinganes: Fender Rhodes
Michael Omartian: acoustic piano, synthesizer
Steve Lukather: guitar
Paulinho da Costa: percussion
horns: Jerry Hey, Chuck Findley (trumpet)
Bill Reichenbach (trombone)
Gary Herbig (saxophone, flute)
produced and arranged by Jay Graydon
horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
John Robinson courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
Greg Phillinganes courtesy of Planet Records
Steve Lukather courtesy of Columbia Records
Paulinho da Costa courtesy of Pablo Records
On Broadway
George Benson: guitar, vocals
Stanley Banks: bass
Harvey Mason: drums
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
Ronnie Foster: keyboards
Phil Upchurch: rhythm guitar
Jorge Dalto: acoustic piano, keyboards
produced by Tommy LiPuma
Harvey Mason courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Ralph MacDonald courtesy of Marlin Records, Inc.
Phil Upchurch courtesy of T.K. Productions
White Rabbit
George Benson: guitar
Jay Berliner: acoustic guitar
Ron Carter: bass
Herbie Hancock: electric piano
Billy Cobham: drums
Airto Moreira: percussion, vocal
Phil Kraus: vibes, percussion
produced by Creed Taylor
arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky
This Masquerade
George Banson: lead guitar
Stanley Banks: bass
Phil Upchurch: rhythm guitar
Jorge Dalto: acoustic piano solo
Harvey Mason: drums
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
produced by Tommy LiPuma
orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman
Phil Upchurch courtesy of CTI Records
Jorge Dalto courtesy of Spring Records
Harvey Mason courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Love Ballad
George Benson: guitar, vocals
Ronnie Foster: Fender Rhodes, yamaha CP 30, mini-moog, polymoog
Jorge Dalto: acoustic piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
Steve Gadd: drums
Robert Popwell,Jr.: bass
Phil Upchurch: rhythm guitar
produced by Tommy LiPuma
orchestra arranged and conducted by Mike Mainieri
Ronnie Foster courtesy of Columbia Records
Jorge Dalto courtesy of Versatile Records
Ralph MacDonald courtesy of Marlin Records, adivision of T.K. Productions
Robert Popwell,Jr. courtesy of ABC Records
Phil Upchurch courtesy of Marlin Records, adivision of T.K. Productions
Mike Mainieri courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Nature Boy
George Benson: lead guitar, vocals
Phil Upchurch: rhythm guitar
Ronnie Foster: electric piano, mini-moog
Jorge Dalto: clavinet, acoustic piano
Stanley Banks: bass
Harvey Mason: drums
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
produced by Tommy LiPuma
orchestrated and conducted by Claus Ogerman
Jorge Dalto courtesy of United Artists Records
Harvey Mason courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Ralph MacDonald courtesy of Marlin Records, Inc.
Last Train To Clarksville
George Benson: guitar
Charles Covington: organ
Ron Carter: bass
Leo Morris: drums
Johnny Pacheco: congas
horns: Burt Collins (trumpet) Joe Shepley (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Marvin Stumm (piccolo, flugelhorn, trumpet)
Wayne Andre (trombone, baritone horn)
Alan Raph (trombone, tuba) Buddy Lucas (saxophone)
produced by Creed Taylor
arranged by Don Sebesky
Livin' Inside Your Love
George Benson: guitar, vocals
Ronnie Foster: Fender Rhodes, Yamaha CP 30, mini-moog, polymoog
Jorge Dalto: acoustic piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
Steve Gadd: drums
Will Lee: bass
Earl Klugh: acoustic guitar solo
produced by Tommy LiPuma
orchestrated and conducted by Mike Mainieri
Ronnie Foster courtesy of Columbia Records
Jorge Dalto courtesy of Versatile Records
Ralph MacDonald courtesy of Marlin Records, adivision of T.K. Productions
Earl Klugh courtesy of United Artists and Record Group Inc.
Mike Mainieri courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Here Comes The Sun
George Benson: guitar
Don Ashworth: bass clarinet
Gerome Richardson: clarinet
Herbie Hancock: piano, organ, harpsichord
Ernie Hayes: piano, organ, harpsichord
Bob James: piano, organ, harpsichord
Ron Carter: bass guitar
Gerry Jemmott: bass guitar
flute: Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Phil Bodner (also oboe)
strings: Emanuel Vardi (viola) George Ricci (cello)
Raoul Polikian, Max Pollikoff (violin)
produced by Creed Taylor
arranged by Don Sebesky
Herbie Hancock appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Breezin'
George Benson: guitar
Phil Upchurch: bass, rhythm guitar
Ronnie Foster: electric piano, mini-moog
Jorge Dalto: clavinet, acoustic piano
Harvey Mason: drums
Ralph MacDonald: percussion
produced by Tommy LiPuma
orchestra arranged and conducted by Claus Ogerman
Phil Upchurch courtesy of CTI Records
Ronnie Foster courtesy of Blue Note Records
Jorge Dalto courtesy of Spring Records
Harvey Mason courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Moody's Mood
George Benson: guitar, lead vocals
Patti Austin: vocal solo
Greg Phillinganes: keyboards, synthesizer
Abraham Laboriel: bass
John Robinson: drums
produced by Quincy Jones
strings arranged and condunted by Marty Paich
rhythm arrangement by Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.
John Robinson courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
We Got The Love
George Benson: vocals
Chaka Khan: vocals
Arthur Jenkins: electric piano
Steve Ferrone: drums
Phil Upchurch: bass
Hamish Stuart: guitar
Raphael Cruz: congas
Ken Bichel (CAT): S.R.M. synthesizer
horns: Eddie Daniels, Phil Bodner (flute) George Marge (alto flute)
Randy Brecker (trumpet) Barry Rogers (trombone)
George Young (alto saxophone) Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone)
Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone)
produced by Arif Mardin
Steve Ferrone courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Phil Upchurch courtesy of Marlin Records, a division of T.K. Productions
Hamish Stuart courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
Randy Brecker courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
Michael Brecker courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
The Greatest Love Of All
George Benson: vocals
Michael Masser: piano
Lee Ritenour: guitar
Harvey Mason: drums
Stanley Banks: bass
produced by Michael Masser
rhythm arrangement by Michael Masser
orchestrated and conducted by Lee Holdridge
Harvey Mason courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.