George Benson: The Ghetto

Track

The Ghetto

Artist

George Benson (guitar, vocals)

CD

Absolute Benson (GRP 314 543 586-2)

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Musicians:

George Benson (guitar, vocals), Joe Sample (keyboards), Roy Ayers (background vocals),

Carlos Hendriquez (bass), Vidal Davis (drums), Luisito Quintero (percussion), Claudia Acuna, Lisa Fischer, India, Richard Shade (background vocals)

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Recorded: Platinum Audio, New York 1999

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Rating: 86/100 (learn more)

George Benson covers Donny Hathaway on the opening track from his 2000 album Absolute Benson, which prominently featured keyboardist Joe Sample. On this Latin-inflected number, Benson scats along with his tasteful, well-chosen bluesy guitar lines, Sample’s Wurlitzer providing subtle enhancement. This tune reminds anyone who might have forgotten how articulate a guitarist Benson is, and reveals how well matched he and Sample are.

Reviewer: Lucy Tauss

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