Tell It Like It Is (George Benson album)

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Tell It Like It Is
Studio album by George Benson
Released 1969
Recorded April 29, 1969 (#6-7, 9)
May 16, 1969 (#1-5)
May 20, 1969 (#8, 10-11)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 32:27
Label A&M/CTI
SP 3020
Producer Creed Taylor
George Benson chronology
Shape of Things to Come
(1968)
Tell It Like It Is
(1969)
I Got a Woman and Some Blues
(1969)

Tell It Like It Is is an album by American guitarist George Benson featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released on the A&M label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review states "Benson manages to transcend the blasting Latin-percussion-spiced production, the tight time limits, and all with often brilliantly tasty guitar fills and brief solos in many styles and three reverb-heavy vocals".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Soul Limbo" (Booker T. & the M.G.'s) - 3:25
  2. "Are You Happy" (Theresa Bell, Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble) - 2:27
  3. "Tell It Like It Is" (George Davis, Lee Diamond) - 2:51
  4. "Land of 1000 Dances" (Chris Kenner) - 2:48
  5. "Jackie, All" (Eumir Deodato) - 2:14
  6. "Don't Cha Hear Me Callin' to Ya" (Rudy Stevenson) - 3:16
  7. "Water Brother" (Don Sebesky) - 2:09
  8. "My Woman's Good to Me" (Billy Sherrill, Glenn Sutton) - 3:14
  9. "Jama Joe" (George Benson) – 3:49
  10. "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy) - 3:28
  11. "Out in the Cold Again" (Ted Koehler, Rube Bloom) - 2:41

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTI Records discography accessed February 16, 2012
  2. ^ a b Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed February 16, 2012