Good King Bad

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Good King Bad
Studio album by George Benson
Released 1976
Recorded July 1 & 8, October 9 and December 4 & 5, 1975
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 42:09
Label CTI
CTI 6062
Producer Creed Taylor
George Benson chronology
In Concert-Carnegie Hall
(1975)
Good King Bad
(1975)
Benson & Farrell
(1976)

Good King Bad is an album by American guitarist George Benson featuring performances recorded in 1975 and released on the CTI label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "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".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Theme from Good King Bad" (David Matthews) - 6:03 - Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance 1977
  2. "One Rock Don't Make No Boulder" (Matthews) - 6:50
  3. "Em" (Philip Manamworth) - 4:56
  4. "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" (Vince Guaraldi) - 7:00
  5. "Siberian Workout" (Matthews) - 6:45
  6. "Shell of a Man" (Eugene McDaniels) - 5:17
  7. "Hold On! I'm Comin'" (Issac Hayes, David Porter) - 5:44 Bonus track on CD reissue, Released on the compilation Space in 1978
  • Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on July 1 (track 3), July 8 (track 6), October 9 (track 7), December 4 (tracks 1 & 2) and December 5 (tracks 4 & 5), 1975

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

Space
Pacific Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payne, D. CTI Records discography accessed February 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 24, 2012