George Benson discography

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George Benson discography
Releases
Studio albums 36
Live albums 5
Compilation albums 7
Singles & EPs 50
Co-leading albums 6
As a sideman 124
Video albums 2

The discography of George Benson consists of thirty-six studio albums and five live albums on Prestige Records, Columbia Records, Verve Records, A&M Records, CTI Records, Warner Bros. Records, GRP Records and Concord Records, as well as two music DVDs.

Note: this discography consists only original releases, there are no reissues like "Willow Weep for Me", "Witchcraft", "Take Five", "Cast Your Fate to the Wind", "GB", "Live in Concert", "The Electrifying George Benson", "The Most Exciting New Guitarist on the Jazz Scene", "California Dreamin'", "Lil Darlin'", "Masquerade", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Live at Casa Caribe", "All Blues", "Blue Bossa", "After Hours", "Golden Legends Live", "Jazz After Hours with George Benson" and many others. These albums are the versions of previously released albums and can not be added to the official discography.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats U.S. Pop[1] U.S. R&B[2] U.S. Jazz[2][3] Award[4] Notes
1964 The New Boss Guitar of George Benson 1964 Prestige Records LP, CD - - - - With The Brother Jack McDuff Quartet
1966 It's Uptown 1966 Columbia Records LP, CD - - - - As The George Benson Quartet
1966 The George Benson Cookbook 1966 Columbia Records LP, CD, Blu-spec CD, 8-Trk - - - - As The George Benson Quartet
1968 Giblet Gravy 1968 Verve Records LP, CD - - - - -
1968 Shape of Things to Come 1968 A&M Records LP, CD, 8-Trk - 38 11 - -
1968 Goodies 1968 Verve Records LP - - - - -
1969 Tell It Like It Is 1969 A&M Records LP, CD 145 43 16 - -
1970 The Other Side of Abbey Road 1969 A&M Records LP, CD 125 - 18 - -
1971 Beyond the Blue Horizon 1971 CTI Records LP, CD - - 15 - -
1971 White Rabbit 1971 CTI Records LP, CD - - 7 - -
1973 Body Talk 1973 CTI Records LP, CD, Reel, 8-Trk, CC - - 10 - -
1974 Bad Benson 1974 CTI Records LP, CD, 8-Trk 78 - 1 - Reissued as "Take Five" in 1976
1976 Good King Bad 1975 CTI Records LP, CD, 8-Trk 51 18 3 - Reissued as "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" in 1976 with mixed track positions
1976 Benson & Farrell 1976 CTI Records LP, CD 100 27 3 - With Joe Farrell
1976 Breezin' 1976 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD, DVD-A, SACD, Reel, 8-Trk 1 1 1 3x Platinum -
1977 In Flight 1976 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD, 8-Trk 9 2 1 Platinum -
1979 Livin' Inside Your Love 1979 Warner Bros. Records 2xLP, CD, 8-Trk 7 4 1 Gold -
1980 Give Me the Night 1980 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 3 1 1 Platinum -
1983 In Your Eyes 1983 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 27 6 1 Gold -
1983 Pacific Fire 1975 CTI Records LP - - - - -
1984 I Got a Woman and Some Blues 1969 A&M Records LP, CD - - - - -
1984 20/20 1984 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 45 20 3 Gold -
1986 While the City Sleeps... 1986 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 124 21 8 - -
1987 Collaboration 1987 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 59 28 1 Gold With Earl Klugh
1988 Twice the Love 1988 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 76 17 10 - -
1989 Tenderly 1989 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD 140 - 1 - -
1990 Big Boss Band 1990 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD - - 3 - With the Count Basie Orchestra
1993 Love Remembers 1993 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD - 50 1 - -
1996 That's Right 1996 GRP Records CD 150 33 1 - -
1998 Standing Together 1998 GRP Records CD - 47 1 - -
2000 Absolute Benson 2000 GRP Records CD 125 24 1 - -
2003 Irreplaceable 2003 GRP Records CD 195 22 5 - In 2004 was released a new version of "Irreplaceable", containing new songs & remixes
2006 Givin' It Up 2006 Concord Records CD, DVD-A 58 14 1 - With Al Jarreau
2009 Songs and Stories 2009 Concord Records CD, DVD-A 96 15 1 - -
2011 Guitar Man 2011 Concord Records LP, CD, DL 109 - 2 - -
2013 Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole 2013 Concord Records LP, CD, DL 89 - 2 - -

Note: the album "Erotic Moods" is not considered as a George Benson's album, because it was not his scheduled release, he never played any of the tracks from it live, the music of this album is very differs from Benson's regular music of that time, he didn't sing on this album (there are other singers), he was only a sideman, like Willis "Gator" Jackson. 5 tracks from the session of this album was released in 1976 under the name of The Harlem Underground Band. The album was re-released under the name of George Benson with The Harlem Underground Band in 1978 after the success of Benson's albums "Breezin'" and "In Flight".

Live albums[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats U.S. Pop U.S. R&B U.S. Jazz[3] Award[4] Notes
1975 In Concert-Carnegie Hall 1975 CTI Records LP, CD 122 43 6 - Reissued as "In Concert - Summertime" in 1982 with mixed track positions
1977 Weekend in L.A. 1977 Warner Bros. Records 2xLP, CD, 8-Trk 5 1 1 Platinum -
1989 Round Midnight 1989 Jazz Door CD - - - - With The McCoy Tyner Trio
2005 Best of George Benson Live 2000 GRP Records CD - - 4 - The video album available as Absolutely Live on DVD (2000)
2007 Live From Montreux 1986 IMC Music Ltd. 2xCD - - - - The video album available as Live at Montreux 1986 on DVD (2005)

Significant compilations[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[2] U.S. Jazz[2] Award[4] Notes
1976 Benson Burnera 1966 Columbia Records 2xLP, 2xCD - - - - -
1976 Blue Bensona 1968 Polydor Records LP, 8-Trk - - - - -
1978 Spacea 1975 CTI Records LP - - - - -
1978 Mr.Mellow George Benson Greatest Hitsa 1968 King Records (Japan) LP - - - - Japan only
1981 The George Benson Collectiona 1981 Warner Bros. Records 2xLP, CD, Reel, 8-Trk - - - Gold -
1987 Exclusive Bensona 1968 Connoisseur Collection 2xLP - - - - U.K. only
1990 Grand New World - Greatest Love Songsa 1990 Warner Bros. Records CD - - - - Japan only
2000 Best of George Benson in the CTI/Kudu Yearsb 1971-1976 CTI Records (Japan) DVD-A, CD - - - - Japan only

^a Compilations containing previously unreleased material.
^b Compilation containing all compositions released for the first time on DVD-audio. The very first DVD-audio release of George Benson.

Other compilations[edit]

Rel. Title Label Formats E.U. U.S. Pop[2] U.S. R&B[2] U.S. Jazz[2] Award[4] Notes
1977 Summertime CBS Records LP - - - - - Released in the UK and Netherlands
1981 The Best A&M Records LP, CD - - - - - -
1985 The Love Songs Warner Bros. Records LP - - - - - Released in the UK, Germany, Japan and Netherlands
1989 The Best of Bensonc Epic Records CD - - - 14 - -
1991 Midnight Moods Warner Bros. Records LP, CD - - - - - Released in the UK, Netherlands and Europe
1995 The Best of George Benson Warner Bros. Records CD - - - 14 - -
1997 Talkin' Vervec PolyGram CD - - - - - -
2003 The Greatest Hits of All Rhino Entertainment CD - 138 74 3 - -
2010 Classic Love Songs Rhino Entertainment CD 42 - - - - -
2011 The Essential Collectionc Music Club Deluxe 2xCD - - - - - -

^c Compilations containing previously unreleased on CD material.

Extended plays[edit]

Rel. Title Label Formats Notes
1993 Love Of My Life Warner Bros. Records 12", CD UK only
1993 Kiss And Make Up Warner Bros. Records 12" -
1996 When Love Comes Calling GRP Records 12" Europe only
2004 The Irreplaceable Session - EP GRP Records DL E-Single

Singles[edit]

Rel. Title From the album Label Formats US Pop[5] US R&B UK[6] Notes
1964 Just Another Sunday (edit)
/ Shadow Dancers (edit)
The New Boss Guitar of George Benson Prestige Records 7" - - - -
1966 Ain't That Peculiar / Summertime It's Uptown Columbia Records 7" - - - as The George Benson Quartet, promo single
1966 The Borgia Stick /
The Man From Toledo
The George Benson Cookbook Columbia Records 7" - - - as The George Benson Quartet, promo single for the film The Borgia Stick
1968 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream Shape of Things to Come A&M Records 7" - - - Promo single
1969 My Woman's Good To Me
/ Jackie, All
Tell It Like It Is A&M Records 7" 113 - - -
1975 Supership non-album single CTI Records 7" 105 98 30 Credited as George 'Bad' Benson
1976 Summertime/2001 /
Theme From Good King Bad
non-album single CTI Records 12", 7" - - - -
1976 This Masquerade Breezin' Warner Bros. Records 7" 10 3 - -
1976 Breezin' Breezin' Warner Bros. Records 7", 12"
(promo)
63 55 - -
1977 The World Is A Ghetto /
Nature Boy
In Flight Warner Bros. Records 7", 12"
(promo)
- - - -
1977 Nature Boy /
The Wind And I
In Flight Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 26 -
1977 Everything Must Change /
The Wind And I
In Flight Warner Bros. Records 7" 106 34 - -
1977 Valdez In The Country /
Gonna Love You More
In Flight Warner Bros. Records 7" - /
/71

/41
- "Gonna Love You More" charted as a pop single in the U.S., peaking at #71.
1977 The Greatest Love Of All The Greatest Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 24 2 27 -
1977 On Broadway Weekend in L.A. Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 7 2 - -
1978 Lady Blue Weekend in L.A. Warner Bros. Records 7" - 39 - -
1979 Unchained Melody /
Before You Go
Livin' Inside Your Love Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - 55 - -
1979 Love Ballad / You're Never
Too Far From Me
Livin' Inside Your Love Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 18 3 29 -
1979 Hey Girl /
Welcome Into My World
Livin' Inside Your Love Warner Bros. Records 7" - - - UK only
1980 Give Me The Night Give Me the Night Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 4 1 7 -
1980 Love X Love Give Me the Night Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 61 9 10 -
1980 What's On Your Mind /
Turn Out The Lamplight
Give Me the Night Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - /
109
- /
33
45 Primarily a U.K. release, the flip side "bubbled under" on the Hot 100.
1981 Never Give Up On A Good Thing The George Benson Collection Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 52 16 14 -
1981 Love All The Hurt Away Love All The Hurt Away Arista Records 12", 7" 46 6 - Credited as a duet with Aretha Franklin.
1981 Turn Your Love Around The George Benson Collection Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 5 1 29 -
1983 Inside Love (So Personal) In Your Eyes Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 43 3 57 -
1983 Lady Love Me (One More Time) In Your Eyes Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 30 21 11 -
1983 Feel Like Makin' Love In Your Eyes Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 28 -
1983 In Your Eyes In Your Eyes Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 7 -
1983 Late At Night In Your Eyes Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 86 UK only
1984 20/20 20/20 Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" 48 15 29 -
1985 No One Emotion (Remix) 20/20 Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - - UK only
1985 Beyond The Sea (La Mer) 20/20 Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 60 -
1985 I Just Wanna Hang
Around You
20/20 Warner Bros. Records 12" 102 24 93 UK only
1985 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You 20/20 Warner Bros. Records 7" - - - German only
1986 Kisses In The Moonlight While the City Sleeps... Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - 13 60 -
1986 Shiver While the City Sleeps... Warner Bros. Records 2x12", 12", 7" - 16 19 -
1987 Teaser While the City Sleeps... Warner Bros. Records 12", 7" - - 45 -
1987 Since You're Gone Collaboration Warner Bros. Records 12" - - - with Earl Klugh; promo single
1987 Dreamin' Collaboration Warner Bros. Records 7", CD - - - with Earl Klugh
1988 Twice The Love Twice the Love Warner Bros. Records 12", 7", CD, CD3 - 23 91 -
1988 Let's Do It Again Twice the Love Warner Bros. Records 12", 7", CD3 - 8 56 -
1988 Good Habit[7] Twice the Love Warner Bros. Records 7", 12" (promo) - - - B-side: Stephanie
1989 Here, There & Everywhere Tenderly Warner Bros. Records 12", CD - - - Promo single
1990 Baby Workout Big Boss Band Warner Bros. Records 7", CD
(promo)
- - - With the Count Basie Orchestra
1990 Grand New World Grand New World -
Greatest Love Songs

(compilation)
Warner Pioneer CD3 - - - Japan only
1993 Love Of My Life Love Remembers Warner Bros. Records 12", CD - - - Promo single
1993 I'll Be Good To You Love Remembers Warner Bros. Records 12", CD - - - Promo single
1995 I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive Freddie as F.R.O.7 (Soundtrack) Anglo Manx Music Industries Ltd 12", 7", CD - - 68 Duet with Patti Austin
1996 You Can Do It (Baby) Standing Together (Bonus Tracks), Nuyorican Soul Giant Step Records 12", CD - - - with Nuyorican Soul
1996 Holdin' On That's Right GRP Records CD - - - -
1996 Summer Love That's Right GRP Records CD - - - -
1997 Song For My Brother (MAW Mixes) That's Right Giant Step Records 12", 2x12", CD - - - Remixes by Masters at Work
1998 Standing Together Standing Together GRP Records CD 101 62 - -
1998 Cruise Control Standing Together GRP Records CD - - - Promo single
1998 My Father, My Son /
I Will Keep You In My Heart
non-album single Harrods CD - - - UK single; dedicated to Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed
2000 The Ghetto / El Barrio Absolute Benson Verve Records 12", CD (Promo) - - - With Joe Sample
2004 Cell Phone Irreplaceable GRP Records 12", CD-R, DL - - - Europe only; remixes by Blacksmith
2004 Irreplaceable Irreplaceable (2004 Version) GRP Records CD, DL - - - Promo single
2004 Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise Irreplaceable (2004 Version) GRP Records CD - - - Promo single
2006 Morning Givin' It Up Concord Records CD - - - with Al Jarreau, promo single
2006 Ordinary People Givin' It Up Concord Records CD - - - with Al Jarreau, promo single
2008 New York City The Embers - Beach Music
Super Collaboration
Bluewater Recordings CD-R, DL - - - -
2009 Family Reunion Songs and Stories Concord Records DL - - -
2009 Living in High Definition Songs and Stories Concord Records DL - - -
2010 Show Me The Love Songs and Stories Concord Records CD - - - Promo single

Singles of little George Benson[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1954 It Should Have Been Me #2 / She Makes Me Mad 1954 Groove Records 12" (78 rpm), 7" (45 rpm), CD -

Various artists compilations[edit]

Rel. Title Red. Label Formats Song titles
1975 Fire Into Music 1975 CTI Records LP * Supership (full version) (3:19)
1990 Les Plus Grands Moments Du Jazz Vol. 2 1967 Columbia Records 2xLP, CD * The Shadow of Your Smile
1995 (I Got No Kick Against) Modern Jazz 1995 GRP Records 2xLP, CD * The Long and Winding Road
2007 Diggin' Deeper 7 - The Roots of Acid Jazz 1974 Sony Music Catalog LP * Serbian Blue (edit) (6:30)d
2009 Guitar Greats - Salute To Miles Davis 1991 IMC Music Ltd. CD * All Blues
* Valdez In The Country
* Being with You
2010 Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory 2010 Concord Records CD, DVD-A * My One And Only Love
* Moon River (with Joey DeFrancesco)

^d First time ever "Serbian Blue" was released on vinyl.

Original recordings for motion picture soundtracks - albums[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Label Formats Song titles
1977 Michael Masser,
George Benson,
Mandrill
Muhammad Ali In
The Greatest

(Original Soundtrack)
1977 Arista Records LP, CD * The Greatest Love Of All
* I Always Knew I Had It In Me (7:14)
* I Always Knew I Had It In Me (5:21)
1979 Lalo Schifrin Boulevard Nights 1979 Warner Bros. Records LP * Street Tattoo
1992 Various artists Freddie as F.R.O.7 (Soundtrack) 1992 Great Pyramid Records CD * I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive (with Patti Austin)

Original recordings for motion picture soundtracks - singles[edit]

Rel. Performers Title From the album Label Formats Notes
1966 The George Benson Quartet The Borgia Stick / The Man From Toledo The George Benson Cookbook Columbia Records 7" Promo single
for the film The Borgia Stick
1977 George Benson / Michael Masser The Greatest Love of All / Ali's Theme Muhammad Ali In The Greatest
(Original Soundtrack)
Arista Records 7" -
1995 George Benson & Patti Austin I'll Keep Your Dreams Alive Freddie as F.R.O.7 (Soundtrack) Anglo Manx Music Industries Ltd 12", 7", CD -

Co-leading albums[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1971 CTI All-Stars California Concert - The Hollywood Palladium 1971 CTI Records 2xLP, CD, 2xCD -
1972 CTI All-Stars Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live One 1972 CTI Records LP, CD -
1972 CTI All-Stars Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live Two 1972 CTI Records LP, CD -
1972 CTI All-Stars Summer Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl - Live Three 1972 CTI Records LP, CD -
1977 Lonnie Smith, George Benson,
Ron Carter, Joe Lovano
Afrodesia 1975 Groove Merchant LP, CD -
1978 George Benson with the
Harlem Underground Band
Erotic Moodsf 1976 Paul Winley Records LP, CD -
1981 George Benson, George Duvivier,
Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Vol. Ie 1973 Accord LP, CD -
1981 George Benson, George Duvivier,
Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIe 1973 Accord LP, CD -
1982 George Benson, George Duvivier,
Al Harewood, Mickey Tucker
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon Vol. IIIe 1973 Accord LP, CD -

^e "Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon" (Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III) was reissued many times with such titles as: "Lil Darlin'", "Masquerade", "The Masquerade Is Over", "Live at Casa Caribe", "All Blues", "Blue Bossa", "After Hours", "Golden Legends Live", "Jazz After Hours with George Benson", and others.

Albums as sideman[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1963 Brother Jack McDuff Brother Jack McDuff Live! 1963 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1963 Brother Jack McDuff Brother Jack at the Jazz Workshop Live! 1963 Prestige Records LP -
1963 Brother Jack McDuff Prelude 1963 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1963 Red Holloway with the Brother Jack McDuff Quartet Cookin' Together 1963 Prestige Records LP -
1964 Brother Jack McDuff The Dynamic Jack McDuff 1964 Prestige Records LP -
1964 Joe Dukes The Soulful Drums of Joe Dukes 1964 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1964 Brother Jack McDuff The Concert McDuff 1964 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1965 Brother Jack McDuff Hot Barbeque 1965 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1965 Brother Jack McDuff Silk and Soul 1964, 1965 Prestige Records LP -
1965 Red Holloway Red Soul 1965 Prestige Records LP -
1966 Lonnie Smith Finger-Lickin' Good 1966, 1967 Columbia Records LP -
1967 Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo 1967 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1967 Brother Jack McDuff Hallelujah Time! 1963, 1964 Prestige Records LP -
1967 Roberta Peck Extraordinary 1967 Columbia Records LP -
1968 Hank Mobley Reach Out! 1968 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1968 Brother Jack McDuff The Midnight Sun 1963, 1964, 1965 Prestige Records LP -
1968 Larry Young Heaven on Earth 1968 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1968 Brother Jack McDuff Soul Circle 1964 Prestige Records LP -
1968 Lee Morgan Taru 1968 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1968 Lou Donaldson Midnight Creeper 1968 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1968 Jaki Byard Jaki Byard with Strings! 1968 Prestige Records LP, CD -
1968 Miles Davis Miles in the Sky 1968 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1968 Jimmy Smith The Boss 1968 Verve Records LP, CD -
1969 Hubert Laws Crying Song 1969 CTI Records LP, CD -
1969 Brother Jack McDuff I Got a Woman 1964, 1965 Prestige Records LP -
1969 J. J. Johnson & Kai Winding Stonebone 1969 A&M Records (Japan) LP -
1969 Brother Jack McDuff Steppin' Out 1964, 1965 Prestige Records LP -
1970 Stanley Turrentine Sugar 1970 CTI Records LP, CD -
1970 Freddie Hubbard Straight Life 1970 CTI Records LP, CD -
1970 Willis "Gator" Jackson Mellow Blues 1970 Trip Records LP -
1971 Freddie Hubbard First Light 1971 CTI Records LP, CD -
1971 Johnny "Hammond" Smith Wild Horses Rock Steady 1971 Kudo Records LP, CD -
1972 Freddie Hubbard Sky Dive 1972 CTI Records LP, CD -
1972 Airto Free 1972 CTI Records LP, CD -
1972 Hank Crawford We Got a Good Thing Going 1972 Kudo Records LP, CD -
1972 Esther Phillips Alone Again (Naturally) 1972 Kudo Records LP, CD -
1973 Don Sebesky Giant Box 1973 CTI Records LP, CD -
1973 Willis "Gator" Jackson Funky Reggae 19?? Trip Records LP -
1974 Johnny "Hammond" Smith Higher Ground 1974 Kudo Records LP, CD -
1975 Freddie Hubbard Polar AC 1975 CTI Records LP, CD -
1975 Hubert Laws The Chicago Theme 1975 CTI Records LP, CD -
1975 Ronnie Foster Cheshire Cat 1975 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1975 Brother Jack McDuff Magnetic Feel 1975 Cadet Records LP -
1975 Helen Humes The Talk Of The Town 1975 Columbia Records LP -
1975 Stanley Turrentine The Sugar Man 1971 CTI Records LP Released: 1975 in Japan, 1979 in USA
1976 Harlem Underground Band Harlem Undergroundf 1976 Paul Winley Records LP, CD -
1976 Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life 1976 Motown LP, CD -
1976 Pee Wee Ellis Home in the Country 1976 Savoy Records LP -
1976 Claus Ogerman Orchestra Gate of Dreams 1976 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1977 Maynard Ferguson Conquistador 1976, 1977 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1977 Harvey Mason Funk in a Mason Jar 1977 Arista Records LP, CD -
1978 Tony Williams The Joy of Flying 1978 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1978 Freddie Hubbard Super Blue 1978 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1978 Deodato Love Island 1978 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1979 Ronnie Foster Delight 1979 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1979 Miles Davis Circle in the Round 1968 Columbia Records 2xLP, 2xCD -
1979 Chaka Khan Chaka 1979 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1980 Minnie Riperton Love Lives Forever 1980 Capitol Records LP, CD -
1980 Dexter Gordon Gotham City 1980 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1980 Sesame Street In Harmony 1980 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1981 Aretha Franklin Love All the Hurt Away 1981 Arista Records LP, CD -
1981 Fuse One Silk 1981 CTI Records LP, CD -
1981 Greg Phillinganes Significant Gains 1981 Planet Records LP, CD -
1981 Sadao Watanabe Orange Express 1981 - LP, CD -
1982 Jimmy Smith Off the Top 1982 Elektra Records LP, CD -
1982 Benny Goodman Seven Come Eleven 1975 Columbia Records LP -
1982 Geoff Tyus Geoff Tyus In Hawaii 1982 - LP -
1983 Jorge Dalto & Superfriends Rendezvous 1983 - LP, CD -
1984 Jorge Dalto & Superfriends New York Nightline 1984 - LP, CD -
1984 Kashif Send Me Your Love 1984 Arista Records LP, CD -
1984 Bobby Womack Poet II 1984 Razor & Tie LP, CD -
1984 Ivan Lins Juntos 1984 PolyGram LP, CD -
1984 Frank Sinatra L.A. Is My Lady 1984 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1984 Jean-Luc Ponty Open Mind 1984 Polydor Records LP, CD -
1984 Stanley Turrentine Straight Ahead 1984 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1985 Chet Atkins Stay Tuned 1985 CBS Records LP, CD -
1985 Ronnie Cuber Passion Fruit 1985 King Records (Japan) LP, CD -
1986 Ornella Vanoni Ornella &... 1986 CGD 2xLP, CD -
1986 Barnaby Finch Digital Madness 198? Baked Potato LP, CD -
1987 Tony Bennett Bennett/Berlin 1987 Columbia Records LP, CD -
1987 Freddie Hubbard Life Flight 1987 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1988 Chaka Khan CK 1988 Warner Bros. Records LP, CD -
1989 Quincy Jones Back on the Block 1989 - LP, CD -
1989 Lou Rawls At Last 1989 Blue Note Records LP, CD -
1990 Jon Hendricks & Friends Freddie Freeloader 1990 Denon Records CD -
1990 Gwen Guthrie Hot Times 1990 Reprise Records LP, CD -
1991 Hank Crawford and Jimmy McGriff Soul Survivors 1986 Milestone Records LP, CD -
1992 Brother Jack McDuff Color Me Blue 1992 Concord Jazz LP, CD -
1994 Chet Atkins Read My Licks 1994 Columbia Records CD -
1994 Jorge Dalto Listen Up! 1978 - CD -
1994 Kermit & Friends Kermit Unpigged 1994 - CD -
1995 Lonnie Smith Live at Club Mozambique 1970 Blue Note Records 2xLP, CD -
1997 Nuyorican Soul Nuyorican Soul 1997 Giant Step Records 6xLP, 4xLP, 2xLP, 2xCD, CD -
1997 Mary J. Blige Share My World 1997 MCA Records 2xLP, CD -
1998 B.B. King King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents B.B. King 1978 King Biscuit Flower Hour Records CD -
1998 Nils Blue Planet 1998 - CD -
1998 Lena Horne Being Myself 1998 Blue Note Records CD -
1999 Brother Jack McDuff Bringin' It Home 1998 Concord Jazz CD -
1999 Kenny G Classics in the Key of G 1999 Arista Records CD -
1999 Take 6 Greatest Hits 1999 Reprise Records CD -
1999 Gerald McCauley The McCauley Sessionsg 1999 - CD -
2001 Tomatito Paseo de los Castanos 2001 Universal Records CD -
2001 Freddie Hubbard Red Clay (Bonus Track) 1970, 1971 CTI Records CD -
2001 Minnie Riperton Petals: The Minnie Riperton Collection 1977 The Right Stuff Records CD -
2003 Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Small World Big Band Vol.2: More Friends 2003 Rhino Entertainment CD -
2003 Various artists A Twist of Motown 2003 GRP Records CD -
2003 Various artists Songs For Life 2003 EMI Records CD -
2004 Various artists Society of Singers Presents: Great Voices, Great Songs - Shout! Factory CD Live duet with Jill Scott
2005 Vanessa Williams Everlasting Love 2004 Lava Records CD -
2005 Rod Stewart Thanks for the Memory: The Great American Songbook, Volume IV 2005 J Records CD -
2005 The Embers Beach Music Super Collaboration 2005 Bluewater Recordings CD -
2005 Cafe Soul All Stars Love Pagesg 2000 - CD -
2006 Boney James Shine 2006 Concord Records CD -
2008 Take 6 The Standard 2008 Heads Up International CD -
2010 Preston Glass Colors of Life 2010 - CD -

^f Harlem Underground Band "Harlem Underground" and George Benson with the Harlem Underground Band "Erotic Moods" are from the same session and contain two same tracks.
^g Gerald McCauley "The McCauley Sessions" and Cafe Soul All Stars "Love Pages" contains the same track with George Benson.

Singles as sideman[edit]

Rel. Performer Title From the album Label Formats Notes
1964 The Nomos Redwood City / Step Out and Get It non-album single Prestige Records 7" -
1981 Aretha Franklin and George Benson Love All The Hurt Away The George Benson Collection,
Love All the Hurt Away
Arista Records 12", 7" -
1998 Mary J. Blige Seven Days Share My World MCA Records 12", CD -

Recordings for promotion[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Label Formats Song title
- - - - - - -
1996 Various artists Great Cola Commercials Vol. 2 1985 - CD * Coke Is It! (1:04)

Radio shows[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1979 The Robert W. Morgan: Special of the Week 1979 Watermark Inc. LP -
1985 The Hot Ones 1985 RKO & IS Inc LP -

Interview albums[edit]

Rel. Title For the album Label Formats Notes
1989 Words and Music Tenderly Warner Bros. Records CD Promo
1990 Words and Music Big Boss Band Warner Bros. Records CD Promo
1993 Words and Music Love Remembers Warner Bros. Records CD Promo
2006 Givin' It Up Radio Special (with music & interviews) Givin' It Up Concord Records 2xCD Promo

Interview singles[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Label Formats Notes
1978 The Rolling Stones / George Benson What's It All About? What's It All About? 7" Promo

Remixed[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Track titles Label Formats Track #
1998 Various artists House Nation 181 Give Me The Night (DJ Phats Remix) DMC 12", CDh 2
2004 Various artists What Is Hip? (Remix Project)
Volume One
This Masquerade (N.O.W. Mix) Warner Bros. Records 2xLP, CD 9
2004 George Benson & Lemar Give Me The Nighti Give Me The Night Not on label 12" (Promo) A
2005 George Benson & Lemar Give Me The Nighti Give Me The Night (Soul Avengerz Piano Dub)
Give Me The Night (Identity Full Vocal Mix)
Give Me The Night (Soul Avengerz Classic Mix)
Not on label 12" (Promo) A, B1, B2

^h Later was released on CD on various artists' compilation "The Stress Decade: Adventures In Clubland 1990-99" in 1999 and on various artists' compilation "DMC Classic Remixes Volume One - Legendary Producer Mixes" in 2009.
^i George Benson & Lemar "Give Me The Night" is a kind of cover version and remake. It contains a vocals by Lemar and George Benson. It was released only as promo 12" vinyl single in 2004 (with original 2004 house mix) and in 2005 (with remixes by Soul Avengerz and Identity). The song was performed live in 2006 at UK Music Awards by Lemar & George Benson.[8]

Tribute albums[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
Main tributes
1978 Frank Cunimondo Frank Cunimondo Plays George Benson - Live in Concert 1978 Mondo Records LP, CD -
2012 U-Nam & Friends Weekend In L.A. (A Tribute To George Benson) 2012 SkyTown Records CD -
Other tributes
2009 Saxtribution George Benson Tribute 2009 Sweet Sounds DL -
2011 Tribute Masters Tribute to George Benson 2011 Tency Music DL -

Tribute singles[edit]

Rel. Performer Title From the album Rec. Label Formats Notes
2011 U-Nam feat. Tim "TiO" Owens Give Me the Night Week End In L.A. (A Tribute To George Benson) 2011 U-Nam Productions CD, DL -

Albums produced by George Benson[edit]

Rel. Performer Album title Song title Rec. Label Formats Notes
1974 Ronnie Foster On The Avenue see notes - Blue Note Records LP Credited as Produced by George Benson
1975 Ronnie Foster Cheshire Cat see notes - Blue Note Records LP, CD Credited as Producer / George Benson
1978 Phil Upchurch Phil Upchurch * It's Almost Five
* Foolin' Around
* Cyrenna
- T.K. Records LP -
1980 Brother Jack McDuff Kisses * Say Sumpin' Nice - Sugar Hill Records LP Credited as Geo. Benson; Jack McDuff
1985 Chet Atkins Stay Tuned * Sunrise - Columbia Records LP, CD -
1987 Kevin Eubanks The Heat of Heat * First Things First - GRP Records LP, CD -

Singles produced by George Benson[edit]

Rel. Performer Single title Song title From the album Label Formats Notes
1980 Brother Jack McDuff Kisses / Say Sumpin' Nice * Say Sumpin' Nice Kisses Sugar Hill Records 7" Credited as Produced by George Benson & Jack McDuff
1985 Chet Atkins Sunrise * Sunrise (Edited Version) (both sides) Stay Tuned Columbia Records 12", 7" Promo single

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

Rel. Title Rec. Label Formats Notes
2000 Absolutely Live 2000 Eagle Rock Entertainment DVD, VHS, LD[9] (Japan only), 2xVCD (Hong Kong only) -
2005 Live at Montreux 1986 1986 Eagle Rock Entertainment DVD -

Educational courses[edit]

Rel. Title Label Formats Notes
2006 The Art of Jazz Guitar Hot Licks DVD as "Hot Licks" series

Video releases with George Benson's participation[edit]

Rel. Performer Title Rec. Titles Label Formats Notes
1986 Frank Sinatra with Quincy Jones and Orchestra Portrait Of An Album 1984 - MGM/UA Home Video LD, VHS -
1988 Various artists Dance - October '88 1988 Let's Do It Again (Music Video) Lawrence Enterprises VHS Promo VHS
1997 Nuyorican Soul Nuyorican Soul EPK 1997 - GRP Records VHS -
2001 Chet Atkins A Life in Music 2000 - Image Entertainment DVD, VHS -
2001 Various artists 42nd Grammy Awards 2000 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Live) (with Diana Krall & Erykah Badu) Sony DVD -
2003 Various artists Count Basie at Carnegie Hall 1981 - - DVD -
2003 Various artists Later... with Jools Holland: Legends 1998 On Broadway (Live) Warner Music Vision DVD -
2006 Various artists The Midnight Special: 1976 1976 This Masquerade (Live) Guthy-Renker Entertainment DVD -
2007 Various artists The Midnight Special: More 1976 1976 Breezin' (Live) (with Carlos Santana) Guthy-Renker Entertainment DVD -
2006 Tal Farlow Talmage Farlow (a film by Lorenzo DeStefano) 1981 Interview - DVD -
2006 Tal Farlow The Legendary Guitar of Tal Farlow 2006 Interview Hot Licks DVD -
2010 Michel Legrand & Friends Fifty Years of Music & Movies 2010 - - DVD -
2011 Various artists Tribute to Miles Davis 1992 - Imv Blueline Records DVD -

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1980 Give Me The Night
1981 Never Give Up on a Good Thing
1985 20 / 20
1986 Kisses in the Moonlight
1987 Dreamin'
1988 Twice The Love
1988 Let's Do It Again
1993 Love Of My Life

Live Performances[edit]

Year Title
1976 Breezin'
1981 Turn Your Love Around
1983 Lady Love Me (One More Time)
1985 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You

Music videos with George Benson's participation[edit]

Year Performer Title
As performer
1998 Mary J. Blige Seven Days
As actor
1996 Nuyorican Soul feat. India Runaway

Tribute music videos[edit]

Year Performer Title
2011 U-Nam feat. Tim "TiO" Owens Give Me The Night

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "George Benson Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Benson, George. Billboard Albums at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
  3. ^ a b "George Benson Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com". billboard.com. Retrieved April 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "American certifications – George Benson". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2011). Top Pop Singles 1955-2010 (13th ed.). Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-89820-190-1. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 54. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ "George Benson - Good Habit at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  8. ^ "Lemar ft George Benson : Give me the night live (2006) - Vidéo Dailymotion". Dailymotion.com. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  9. ^ "LaserDisc Database - George Benson: Live [VALJ-3254]". Lddb.com. 2014-04-28. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 

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