George Benson

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by George Benson

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22 March 1943, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This guitarist and singer successfully planted his feet in both the modern jazz and easy-listening pop camps in the mid-70s when jazz pop as well as jazz rock became a most lucrative proposition. Before a move to New York in 1963, he had played in various R&B outfits local to Pittsburgh, including the Altairs and the Four Counts, and recorded a single, ‘It Should Have Been Me’. By 1965, Benson was an established jazz guitarist, having... Read more

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jazz
smooth jazz
soul
guitar
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