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Tell It Like It Is

by George Benson

Tell It Like It Is by George Benson

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Tell It Like It Is

by George Benson

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Label: A&M Jazz
Everybody in the jazz community respected George Benson, but producer Creed Taylor saw him as the breakout pop star he eventually became. Here, Taylor put Benson in a smoking R&B/Latin boogaloo session and spotlighted his soul vocals as much as his jazz guitar chops. The album actually did well with its intended audience, but Taylor next returned Benson to a jazz-funk approach that would soon lead to major stardom. Top honors go to "Land of 1000 Dances" and "Dontcha Hear Me Callin to Ya."

About This Album

Everybody in the jazz community respected George Benson, but producer Creed Taylor saw him as the breakout pop star he eventually became. Here, Taylor put Benson in a smoking R&B/Latin boogaloo session and spotlighted his soul vocals as much as his jazz guitar chops. The album actually did well with its intended audience, but Taylor next returned Benson to a jazz-funk approach that would soon lead to major stardom. Top honors go to "Land of 1000 Dances" and "Dontcha Hear Me Callin to Ya."

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About This Album

Everybody in the jazz community respected George Benson, but producer Creed Taylor saw him as the breakout pop star he eventually became. Here, Taylor put Benson in a smoking R&B/Latin boogaloo session and spotlighted his soul vocals as much as his jazz guitar chops. The album actually did well with its intended audience, but Taylor next returned Benson to a jazz-funk approach that would soon lead to major stardom. Top honors go to "Land of 1000 Dances" and "Dontcha Hear Me Callin to Ya."