It's Uptown

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It's Uptown
It's Uptown.jpg
Studio album by George Benson
Released 1966
Genre Jazz
Length 41:49
Label Columbia
Producer John Hammond
George Benson chronology
The New Boss Guitar of George Benson
(1964)The New Boss Guitar of George Benson1964
It's Uptown
(1966)
The George Benson Cookbook
(1967)The George Benson Cookbook1967
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[1]

It's Uptown is the second studio album by jazz/soul guitarist George Benson.[2][3][4][5][6]

Background[edit]

George Benson's second album and the first of two to be produced by John Hammond. Recorded after his move to CBS.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Clockwise"Benson4:25
2."Summertime"DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin2:22
3."Ain't That Peculiar"Marv Tarplin, Bobby Rogers, Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore2:54
4."Jaguar"Benson2:44
5."Willow Weep for Me"Ann Ronell7:37
6."A Foggy Day"George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin2:31
7."Hello Birdie"Benson3:58
8."Bullfight"Benson3:46
9."Stormy Weather"Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler2:55
10."Eternally"Benson4:02
11."Myna Bird Blues"Benson4:35
Total length:41:49

2007 remastered CD / Blu-spec CD bonus tracks[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
12."J.H. Bossa Nova"Benson4:58
13."Eternally" (Short version)Benson2:45
14."Sideman"Lonnie Smith4:48
15."Minor Chant"Stanley Turrentine3:24
Total length:57:44

Personnel[edit]

The George Benson Quartet[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 23. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  2. ^ Ginell, Richard S. "It's Uptown". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  3. ^ "It's Uptown". amazon.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  4. ^ "George Benson Quartet, The– It's Uptown / The George Benson Cookbook". discogs.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  5. ^ "George Benson / George Quartet Benson - It's Uptown CD". cduniverse.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  6. ^ Dregni, Michael. "The George Benson Quartet – It's Uptown, The George Benson Cookbook". vintageguitar.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.