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Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985) [Re-Up]

Chet Atkins, C.G.P. - Stay Tuned (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Country Pop, Guitar Jazz, Finger-Picked Guitar | Label: Columbia | # CK 39591 | 00:37:16

After decades of recording for RCA Victor, Atkins switched labels; this 1985 effort is a summit meeting of sorts with young guitar hotshots like Larry Carlton, George Benson, Mark Knopfler, Steve Lukather, and Earl Klugh, plus session A-teamers like Boots Randolph, Larrie Londin, David Hungate, Mark O'Connor and others. Atkins' tone is, as usual, faultless, and his playing superb. If the "meetings" don't always come off, it's usually due to the overzealousness of the other guitar players (Lukather's over-the-top style screams '80s big hair, for instance), not Chet, whose playing always exercises the utmost in restraint in every situation. All in all, a good modern-day Chet Atkins album, but not the place to start a collection.

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

Posted By: gribovar
CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 878 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 363 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Masterworks (88697 76405 2)

This album captured the event that more or less shouted the existence of the CTI label - previously little-known outside of musician circles - to the world. Along with veterans such as Stanley Turrentine and Hank Crawford, the album showcased the playing of Billy Cobham - about to emerge from the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a big way (stealing most of that band's energy and excitement with him when he left) - and comparatively new talents such as George Benson. Not all of the music has aged well - "Blues West" was definitely of its time, though it's still a great showcase for Benson's guitar and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet and, perhaps a little less enduringly so, Hubert Laws' flute. But "Fire and Rain" (a great jazz take on James Taylor's song), "Red Clay," and "Sugar" need no justification for a return visit four decades after the fact, with solos and explorations that will always stand the test of time.

VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
VA - The Real... Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs [Re-Up]

VA - The Real… Bossa Nova, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 906 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 396 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:53
Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, MPB | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88843058712

44 original recordings from iconic Brazilian artists and American jazz & pop legends: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto, Flora Purim, Nacho Méndez, Dave Brubeck, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Dextor Gordon, George Duke, and many many more… 3CDs, housed in a fold out card digipack case.

George Benson - Weekend in London (Live) (2020)

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George Benson - Weekend in London (Live) (2020)

George Benson - Weekend in London (Live) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:12:30 | 466 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul / Label: Provogue

George Benson est tout simplement l'un des plus grands guitaristes de l'histoire du jazz, mais il est aussi un musicien incroyablement polyvalent, chanteur à succès, et qui frustre les trop nombreux critiques de jazz qui souhaiteraient l’enfermer dans la petite boîte des solistes remarquables de bebop. George Benson ne se laisse pas attraper aussi facilement, il peut jouer dans n'importe quel style - du swing au bop, du R’n B à la pop, du funk à la soul – sautant de l’un à l’autre avec goût et subtilité, muni d’une belle sonorité ronde, d’une belle dextérité, d’un merveilleux sens de la logique dans la construction de ses solos qu’il exprime toujours avec swing.

VA - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz: A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995) [Re-Up]

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VA - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz: A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995) [Re-Up]

Various Artists - (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz:
A GRP Artists' Celebration Of The Songs Of The Beatles (1995)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 430 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Jazz, R&B, Tribute | Label: GRP | # GRD-9827 | Time: 01:11:50

(I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz is a 1995 tribute album by various jazz artists and bands (George Benson, Diana Krall, Lee Ritenour, Chick Corea, David Benoit, Arturo Sandoval, Dave Grusin, and many others) from the GRP Records label. It consists of jazz cover versions of songs originally by The Beatles. The album's title comes from the lyrics of the Beatles's cover of the Chuck Berry song, "Rock and Roll Music", which was originally released on the studio album Beatles for Sale. Dave Grusin was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for his cover of "Yesterday" on the album.

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013 [Re-Up]

George Benson - Good King Bad (1976) Japanese Blu-Spec 2013
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, R&B, Guitar Jazz | Label: King Records/CTI | # KICJ 2314 | Time: 00:36:51

The R&B elements get stronger, the sound and mix are more attuned to the dancefloor, yet this brings out the best in George Benson's funky side. Thanks in part to the more rigid beat, Benson pares down his style to its rhythmic essentials, refusing to spray notes all over the place at random, and as a result, the record cooks and dances. His treatment of Vince Guaraldi's "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," hugely complemented by Joe Farrell's wistfully prancing flute, is a mini-masterpiece in the use of space, of hitting exactly the right stabbing note right in the pocket. Again, Creed Taylor turns to a James Brown alumnus, David Matthews, for arrangements, and he discreetly and wisely stays out of Bad George's way. Buy this one for "Cast Your Fate," but there is plenty more to savor here.

George Benson - Original Album Series Vol.2 (2013) [5CD Box Set]

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George Benson - Original Album Series Vol.2 (2013) [5CD Box Set]

George Benson - Original Album Series Vol.2 (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Music, 8122796493 | ~ 1417 or 567 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Smooth Jazz, Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk

The first Original Album Series assembled for George Benson contains an odd assortment of the artist's releases. This follow-up volume is concentrated, if only by comparison. It contains In Flight (1977), Living Inside Your Love (1979), In Your Eyes (1983), 20/20 (1984), and Twice the Love (1988), all of which were released on Warner Bros…

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979) [Re-Up]

George Benson - Livin' Inside Your Love (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Crossover Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3277-2 | 01:06:49

The success of Weekend in L.A. no doubt prompted producer Tommy LiPuma and Warner Bros. to give George Benson another double album (now on one CD) – and this, like its three Warner predecessors, also went Top Ten. It is also, alas, slicker, more romantic in mood, and more bound by perceptions of formula than the others, fussed over in three different studios in earnest search of another hit single (the dance-tempo cover of L.T.D.'s "Love Ballad"). Most of the touring band, including Ronnie Foster, Ralph MacDonald and Phil Upchurch, is back, and Claus Ogerman's soft symphonic touch provides most of the backdrops, with Mike Mainieri supplying the orchestra on three tracks. Even at this point, the great guitarist is still given much room to burn – the balance between instrumentals and vocals remains close – and Benson comes up with some tasty stuff when the rhythm section pushes him on "Nassau Day" and "You're Never Too Far from Me." Ultimately there is just enough jazz content amid the velvet soul to keep guitar buffs interested.

George Benson - Live At Montreux 1986 (2005)

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George Benson - Live At Montreux 1986 (2005)

George Benson - Live At Montreux 1986 (2005)
DVD-9: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR
LinearPCM, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / DTS, 5 ch
Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Contemporary Jazz, Rhythm & Blues | ~ 7.79 Gb

~ Recorded Live on July 18th, 1986 at "Montreux Casino", during the Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland) ~

George Benson - In Flight (1977) {198x Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

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George Benson - In Flight (1977) {198x Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

George Benson - In Flight (1977) {198x Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 232mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 100mb
Genre: jazz, pop jazz, vocal jazz

In Flight is the 1977 album by guitarist George Benson, and his follow-up to his very successful album Breezin'. On this he is joined by Phil Upchurch, Ronnie Foster, Jorge Dalto, Stanley Banks, Harvey Mason, and Ralph MacDonald. It features covers of War's "The World Is A Ghetto", Donny Hathaway's "Valdez In The Country", Benard Ighner's "Everything Must Change", and eden ahbez's "Nature Boy". No release date for this disc but it was sometime between 1987 and 1989.

George Benson - Irreplaceable (2003)

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George Benson - Irreplaceable (2003)

George Benson - Irreplaceable (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 329 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: R&B, Soul | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602498612873)

A few decades ago, when the release of a George Benson album was an event for either jazz guitar or R&B vocal enthusiasts, his projects indeed lived up to the album title he employs here. While this collection probably won't be an essential part of the Benson enthusiast's library, it's fun to see him trying to stay in the post-millennial urban groove hip with some of the younger generation's top songwriter/producers like Joshua Thompson (who's produced for O-Town, Aretha Franklin, and Babyface) and Joe. Those who wish he'd remember his prowess as a jazz guitarist have to content themselves with its general background capacity behind pleasant romantic vocal textures and easy grooving hip-hop shuffle grooves. Fortunately, Benson's in particularly fine voice, and most of the hooks are catchy from the get go…

VA - Super Love Duets Vol. II (1994) {Arisa Ltd.}

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VA - Super Love Duets Vol. II (1994) {Arisa Ltd.}

VA - Super Love Duets Vol. II (1994) {Arisa Ltd.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 461 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 164 mb
Genre: pop, soft rock, soul, R&B

Super Love Duets Vol. II is a 1994 compilation of some of the most choishesh love songs of our generation from the decade that matters, whatever decade that is. This was releash by Arisa Ltd., an illegal label made for our generation, whatever generation that is.

George Benson - Best Of... (1989) {CTI/Epic/Sony Music Russia}

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George Benson - Best Of... (1989) {CTI/Epic/Sony Music Russia}

George Benson - Best Of… (1989) {CTI/Epic/Sony Music Russia}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 432 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 192 mb
Genre: jazz

Best Of George Benson is a 1989 compilation album by American jazz guitarist George Benson. This consists of his early period when he was on CTI Records in the early 1970's, before he had hit songs and albums and primarily before he became famous for his singing, although "Summertime" is the one song where sings and let people know what he sounded like as a vocalist. This was released by CTI/Epic/Sony Music Russia.

VA - In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980) {Sesame Street/Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980) {Sesame Street/Warner Bros.} **[RE-UP]**

VA - In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record (1980) {Sesame Street/Warner Bros.}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 214 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 91 mb
Genre: children's, children's pop, modern pop, smooth jazz, pop jazz, folk, acoustic

A 1980 compilation of pop artists recording a children's music album. Features music from The Doobie Brothers, George Benson, Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Linda Ronstadt, Al Jarreau, James Taylor, Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, and a few other Taylor's as well, along with Ernie and Cookie Monster. This was released by Sesame Street Records via Warner Bros., which begins with the letters W and B.

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

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George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016

George Benson - Goodies (1968) Japanese SHM-CD Remastered Reissue 2016
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Crossover Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Soul | Label: Verve | # UCCV-9614 | Time: 00:39:04

Goodies is the sixth album by jazz guitarist George Benson recorded in 1968 and released on the Verve label.