Standing Together (George Benson album)

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Standing Together
George Benson Standing Together.jpg
Studio album by George Benson
Released June 2, 1998
Recorded 1998
Studio The Record Plant (Los Angeles, CA); Westlake Audio (Los Angeles, CA); Alpha Studios (Burbank, CA); The Enterprise (Burbank, CA); Funky Joint (Sherman Oaks, CA); The Soul Shack (Van Nuys, CA); BearTracks Studios (Suffern, NY); Broadway Productions (New York, NY)
Genre Jazz
Length 44:22
Label GRP
Producer Paul Brown, Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, Little Louie Vega
George Benson chronology
That's Right
(1996)That's Right1996
Standing Together
(1998)
Absolute Benson
(2000)Absolute Benson2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Standing Together is an album by jazz guitarist George Benson that was released in 1998.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "C-Smooth" (DeChown Jenkins, Jaz Sawyer) - 5:54
  2. "Standing Together" (Manuel Seals, Steven Dubin) - 4:07
  3. "All I Know" (Peter Roberts, Scott Cross) - 4:36
  4. "Cruise Control" (Alex Al, Paul Peterson, Ricky Peterson) - 5:08
  5. "Poquito Spanish, Poquito Funk" (George Benson, Carl K. Gonzalez, Louie Vega) - 5:15
  6. "Still Waters" (Larry Loftin) - 4:36
  7. "Fly By Night" (Paul Brown, Steven Dubin, Tim Heintz) - 4:51
  8. "Back To Love" (Audrez Martells, Gary Haas) - 4:39
  9. "Keep Rollin'" (Gerald McCauley, Nils Jiptner) - 5:11

Bonus Track[edit]

10. "You Can Do It, Baby" (George Benson, Carl K. Gonzalez, Louie Vega) - 7:04

Japanese Bonus Track[edit]

11. "Turn It Up" - 2:11

Personnel[edit]

  • George Benson – guitar (1, 3, 4, 5, 7-11), vocals (2-11)
  • Gary Benson – guitar
  • Nils Lofgren – guitar (9)
  • Mike Sims – guitar (2)
  • Marc Antoine – Spanish guitar (6)
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – guitar (3)
  • DeChown Jenkens – guitar (1, 4, 7)
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – trombone (3)
  • Larry Williams – saxophone (3)
  • Alex Al – bass guitar (1, 4, 9, 11)
  • Larry Kimpel – bass (3)
  • Carlos Henríquez – double bass (5)
  • Melvin Davis – keyboards (1)
  • Gerald McCauley – keyboards (9)
  • Albert Sterling Menendez – keyboards (5, 10)
  • Ricky Peterson – keyboards (1, 3, 4, 6, 8), vibraphone (1), arrangements
  • Tim Heintz – keyboards (2, 7), synth strings (4)
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements (3), trumpet (3)
  • Luisito Quintero – percussion (5)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion (1, 9)
  • Lil' John Roberts – drums (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11)
  • Kevin Edmonds – backing vocals (8)
  • Vonciele Faggett – backing vocals (6)
  • Bridgette Bryant-Fiddmont – backing vocals (8)
  • Lynne Fiddmont – backing vocals (8)
  • Reggie Burrell – backing vocals (6)
  • Sue Ann Carwell – backing vocals (3)
  • Fred White – backing vocals (8)
  • Jeff Pescetto – backing vocals (3)
  • La India – backing vocals (5)
  • Bennie Diggs – backing vocals (5)
  • Robert C. Benson – programming (1)
  • Paul Brown – programming (6)
  • Steve Dubin – programming (2, 7), arrangements

Production:

  • Stuart Brawley – assistant engineer
  • Paul Brown – producer (1-4, 6-9, 11), mixing
  • Martin Christianson – engineer
  • Dave Darlington – engineer, mixing
  • Daniela Federici – photography
  • Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez – producer (5, 10), mixing
  • Hollis King – art direction
  • Tommy LiPuma – executive producer
  • Oscar Monsalve – assistant engineer
  • Rick Pohronezny – assistant engineer
  • Oscar Ramirez – assistant engineer
  • David Rideau – engineer, mixing
  • Doug Sax – mastering at The Mastering Lab (Hollywood, CA)
  • Lexy Shroyer – production coordination
  • Daniel Steinberg – assistant engineer
  • Tim Tan – engineer
  • Little Louie Vega – producer (5, 10), composer, mixing
  • Isabelle Wong – graphic design
  • Wassim Zreik – assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Widran, Jonathan. Standing Together at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 September 2011.